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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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