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  1. Content type: Research

    The subfamily Geoplaninae (Geoplanidae) includes land planarian species of the Neotropical Region. In Argentina, the knowledge about land planarian diversity is still incipient, although this has recently incr...

    Authors: Lisandro Negrete, Ana Maria Leal-Zanchet and Francisco Brusa

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:58

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    A fundamental step in characterizing marine planktonic communities is the knowledge of the variability of their biomass and production, in order to assess the flux of matter through the food web and estimate t...

    Authors: Dina Amanda Gonçalves, Sónia Cotrim Marques, Ana Lígia Primo, Filipe Martinho, Maria Donas-Bôtto Bordalo and Miguel Ângelo Pardal

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:57

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    Morphological studies on fishes are important from various viewpoints. Studies carried out on the Caspian Sea fishes show that many species possess speciation and population formation microprocess running. Mor...

    Authors: Saber Vatandoust, Hamed Mousavi-Sabet, Majid Razeghi-Mansour, Hosein AnvariFar and Adeleh Heidari

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:56

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    As salinity is considered the prime “ecological master factor” governing the zooplankton distribution and abundance in estuaries, a spatio-temporal interactive approach was followed to assess whether the respo...

    Authors: G. Vineetha, N. V. Madhu, K. K. Kusum and P. M. Sooria

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:54

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    Mosquitofish were introduced to several countries of the tropics and subtropics as biological agents for the control of mosquito larvae. Meanwhile, they became a threat to native communities and fish worldwide...

    Authors: Ram Kumar, Priyanesh Muhid, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Jaigopal Sharma and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:55

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    Oxygymnocypris stewartii is an endemic species only inhabiting the middle and upper reaches of the Yarlung Zangbo River and its tributaries at altitudes above 3600 m in the Qinghai-Tib...

    Authors: Bin Huo, Bao Shan Ma, Cong Xin Xie, You Jian Duan, Xue Feng Yang and Hai Ping Huang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:53

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    Studies of morphometric variation make it possible to delimit species and geographic intraspecific variation, mainly in species with wide distribution ranges. In the Neotropical otter, Lontra longicaudis, variati...

    Authors: Pablo César Hernández-Romero, José Antonio Guerrero and Carolina Valdespino

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:50

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    In this study, the genetic substructure and morphology of the species Neusticomys monticolus was evaluated. A nuclear marker and mitochondrial maker were used to examine phylogeographic structure and to estimate ...

    Authors: J Delton Hanson, Guillermo D’Elía, Sheri B Ayers, Stephen B Cox, Santiago F Burneo and Thomas E Lee Jr

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:49

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    The subfamily Aloninae has been the focus of extensive studies on the Chydoridae because it has a higher diversity of species and due to the necessity of a detailed redescription of many taxa, especially using...

    Authors: Francisco Diogo Rocha Sousa, Lourdes Maria Abdu Elmoor-Loureiro and Sandro Santos

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:48

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    Previous studies indicate that hibernating animals, under conditions of torpor for long periods, show an increased oxidative muscle fibers (type I) ratio and a decreased glycolytic muscle fibers (type II) rati...

    Authors: Shanfeng Jiang, Yunfang Gao, Yangmei Zhang, Kun Liu, Huiping Wang and Nandu Goswami

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:46

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    Previous studies of sexual dimorphism in the echolocation pulses of the constant frequency-frequency modulating (CF-FM) bat have been mainly concentrated on the difference in the frequency of the CF component ...

    Authors: Zi-Ying Fu, Xing-Yue Dai, Na Xu, Qing Shi, Gao-Jing Li, Bin Li, Juan Li, Jie Li, Jia Tang, Philip Hung-Sun Jen and Qi-Cai Chen

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:44

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    Cymothoa frontalis Milne Edward, 1840 is a very poorly described cymothoid, notwithstanding the previous redescription of the female. Pertinently, to date, the host of C. frontalis has not been...

    Authors: Aneesh Panakkool Thamban, Sudha Kappalli, Helna Ameri Kottarathil, Anilkumar Gopinathan and Trilles Jean Paul

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:42

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    Vision, an important sensory modality of many animals, exhibits plasticity in that it adapts to environmental conditions to maintain its sensory efficiency. Nuptial coloration is used to attract mates and henc...

    Authors: Chia-Hao Chang, Yi Ta Shao, Wen-Chung Fu, Kazuhiko Anraku, Yeong-Shin Lin and Hong Young Yan

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:43

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    Niche differentiation may betray current, ongoing competition between two sympatric species or reflect evolutionary responses to historic competition that drove species apart. The best opportunity to test whet...

    Authors: L Mark Elbroch, Patrick E Lendrum, Jesse Newby, Howard Quigley and Daniel J Thompson

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:41

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    The polysphinctine wasp, Acrodactyla quadrisculpta, is a koinobiont ecto-parasitoid of spiders and is narrowly associated with the biology of its spider hosts. The larva, attached to the dorsal side of the abdome...

    Authors: Stanislav Korenko, Barbora Korenková, Jitka Satrapová, Katerina Hamouzová and Dick Belgers

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:40

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    Bizerte lagoon is a semi-enclosed marine ecosystem, where various types of human activities have been developed. To investigate the distribution and temporal variation of amphipod assemblage, monthly sampling ...

    Authors: Wahiba Zaabar, Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Faouzia Charfi-Cheikhrouha and Mohamed Sghaïer Achouri

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:38

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    Subspecies recognition can affect how people (scientists and non-scientists alike) view organisms and thus has important implications for research on, as well as the conservation of, these entities. Recently, ...

    Authors: John Y Wang, Shih Chu Yang and Samuel K Hung

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:36

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    Freshwater crabs of the Western Ghats have been severely underestimated in their diversity. Since freshwater crabs have a small spatial scale endemism, many remote and poorly studied localities in the Western ...

    Authors: Sameer Kumar Pati and Arath Raghavan Sudha Devi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:35

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    Rhinolophus affinis sensu lato is distributed throughout Southeast Asia. The taxonomic status of forms attributed to the species is unclear due to the limited sample size with incomplete datase...

    Authors: Saveng Ith, Sara Bumrungsri, Neil M Furey, Paul JJ Bates, Monwadee Wonglapsuwan, Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, Vu Dinh Thong, Pipat Soisook, Chutamas Satasook and Nikky M Thomas

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:31

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    Closely related and ecologically similar species that overlap in ranges can coexist through resource partitioning without one pushing the others to extinction through competition. Understanding resource partit...

    Authors: Carlos Lara, Berenice Pérez, Citlalli Castillo-Guevara and Martín Alejandro Serrano-Meneses

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:28

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    Blubber has many functions, among which energy storage, thermoregulation, buoyancy, and hydrodynamic streamlining are the most frequently cited. Within and between taxa, variations in its structure and distrib...

    Authors: Xianyuan Zeng, Junhua Ji, Yujiang Hao and Ding Wang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:32

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    ‘Eavesdropping’ parasitoids find their hosts by homing in on the communication signals of other insects. These parasitoids often exploit chemical communication, but at least some species of the sarcophagid genus

    Authors: Brian J Stucky

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:30

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    It is well known that fish predation alters ecosystem processes by top-down effects. Salmonids are described as aggressive, visually and size-selective predators. Thus, prey selection by the non-native rainbow...

    Authors: Cecilia Yanina Di Prinzio, Guillermo Omad, María Laura Miserendino and Ricardo Casaux

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:29

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    Brown hares (Lepus europaeus) were collected before and after autumn rains from a mixed farmland and scrubland area. The age and sex of each specimen were determined, and microhistological technique was applied t...

    Authors: Christos Sokos, Konstantinos Andreadis and Nikolaos Papageorgiou

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:27

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    Clinal variation is defined as gradual variation in a character associated with geographic distance among sites. Microlophus atacamensis is a medium large lizard species which inhabits the intertidal zone of nort...

    Authors: Soledad Ibáñez, Marcela A Vidal, Juan Carlos Ortiz and Fernando Torres-Pérez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:24

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    Guanacos (Lama guanicoe) are thought to have declined in Patagonia mainly as a result of hunting and sheep ranching. Currently accepted estimates of total population size are extrapolated from densities obtained ...

    Authors: Alejandro Travaini, Sonia C Zapata, Javier Bustamante, Julieta Pedrana, Juan I Zanón and Alejandro Rodríguez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:23

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    We encountered the opportunity to study proteochemically a brackish water invertebrate animal, Mytilopsis leucophaeata, belonging to the bivalves which stem from the second half of the Cambrian Period (about 510 ...

    Authors: Feico MAH Schuurmans Stekhoven, Gerard van der Velde, Tsung-Han Lee and Andrew R Bottrill

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:22

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    The biologic attributes of the endocrine pancreas and the comparative endocrinology of islet amyloid polypeptide (IAPP) of fish are not well described in the literature. This study describes the endocrine panc...

    Authors: Jessica S Fortin, Ariane Santamaria-Bouvier, Stéphane Lair, André D Dallaire and Marie-Odile Benoit-Biancamano

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:21

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  29. Content type: Research

    Cladocera is an important group of freshwater zooplankton, and the species plays an important role in energy transfer and in aquatic food webs. Oxyurella longicaudis is a Chydoridae species that has been recorded...

    Authors: Maria Carolina de Almeida Castilho, Maria José dos Santos Wisniewski, Cínthia Bruno de Abreu and Tereza Cristina Orlando

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:20

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    An optical plankton counter (OPC) was used to examine spatial and temporal changes in the zooplankton size spectra in the neighboring waters of Japan from May to August 2011.

    Authors: Kaede Sato, Kohei Matsuno, Daichi Arima, Yoshiyuki Abe and Atsushi Yamaguchi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:18

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    Hirundichthys oxycephalus is an important flyingfish resource in eastern Taiwan and northwestern Japan. A substantial catch decline in Taiwan has caused serious concerns on stock status of the ...

    Authors: Chang-En Chou, Te-Yu Liao, Hsueh-Wen Chang and Shui-Kai Chang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:19

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    Seagrass beds are highly diverse and productive marine habitats for many associated organisms in nearshore coastal waters. The differences in abundance, diversity, and community structure of benthic invertebra...

    Authors: Jian-Xiang Liao, Hsin-Ming Yeh and Hin-Kiu Mok

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:14

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    We evaluated the strategies of resources partitioning among species, dietary overlap and niche breadth in an assemblage of carnivores integrated by top predators (Puma concolor and Panthera onca) and mesopredator...

    Authors: Yuriana Gómez-Ortiz, Octavio Monroy-Vilchis and Germán D Mendoza-Martínez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:16

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    Almost nothing is known about the mating ecology and behavior of epauletted fruit bats (Epomophorus spp) of which eight species occur worldwide. Two species of epauletted fruits bats (Epomophorus wahlbergi and Ep...

    Authors: Rick A Adams and Emily R Snode

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:15

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    The diversity and distribution of the tardigrades in South America are rather poor and selective, as is information about their feeding behaviour and diet. To date, only ca. 210 tardigrade taxa have been repor...

    Authors: Milena Roszkowska, Marta Ostrowska and Łukasz Kaczmarek

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:12

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    The genus Lycinus includes ten species, one from Argentina, eight from Chile, and one from Brazil. Two new species from western Argentina are described, and some data on natural history are presented. A cladistic...

    Authors: Nelson Ferretti

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:11

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    Nemerteans of the genus Malacobdella live inside of the mantle cavity of marine bivalves. The genus currently contains only six species, five of which are host-specific and usually found in a single host species,...

    Authors: Jose E F Alfaya, Gregorio Bigatti, Hiroshi Kajihara, Malin Strand, Per Sundberg and Annie Machordom

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:10

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    The blind mole rats (Spalacinae) are fossorial rodents exhibiting exceptionally extensive variation in the karyotype. The taxonomy of this group is not definitively resolved, and the species discrimination is ...

    Authors: Atilla Arslan and Jan Zima

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2015 54:6

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