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  1. Content type: Research article

    In this paper, we verified the changes in species composition of the ciliate community inhabiting phytotelmata of tank bromeliads in response to seasonality (rainfall). Plants were located at several heights o...

    Authors: Paulo Roberto Bressan Buosi, Laura Roberta Pinto Utz, Bianca Ramos de Meira, Bianca Trevizan Segóvia da Silva, Fernando Miranda Lansac-Tôha, Fabio Amodeo Lansac-Tôha and Luiz Felipe Machado Velho

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:32

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    Ariston O. P.-Cambridge, 1896 and Siratoba Opell, 1979 are two poorly known genera of the spider family Uloboridae, which together comprise six nominal species previously described. This study provides an update...

    Authors: Lidianne Salvatierra, Ana Lúcia Tourinho and Antonio D Brescovit

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:28

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    The diverse feeding habits of sea anemones have led them to be classified as opportunistic polyphagous predators. However, most studies have focused on the diet of temperate sea anemones, and little is known a...

    Authors: Andrés J Quesada, Fabián H Acuña and Jorge Cortés

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:26

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    Hydroids were identified from extensive surveys of benthos, and especially from worm tubes, in the Danshuei River estuary (DRE), in the northeast Taiwan Strait (NETS), and on a reef in Nanwan Bay (NWB), Taiwan.

    Authors: Li-Chun Tseng, Cheng-Han Wu, Wen-Hung Twan, Zhi-Can Tang and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:29

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    In the mountain area of Taiwan, we investigated 10 subpopulations of Neutrodiaptomus tumidus Kiefer 1937 living in isolated alpine ponds or lakes. We used mitochondrial DNA cytochrome C oxidase subunit I (COI) se...

    Authors: Shuh-Sen Young, Yan-Ying Lee and Min-Yun Liu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:22

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    It has been proposed that pericentromeric satellite DNA arises from the progressive proximal expansion of ancient centromeric DNA. In an attempt to recover putative ancestral centromeric DNA, we microdissected...

    Authors: Lei-Jiau Hsieh, Ya-Ming Cheng, Yi-Chun Wang, Chyi-Chyang Lin and Yueh-Chun Li

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:25

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    In oligotrophic tropical marine environments, the main mechanism explaining the coexistence of sympatric seabirds is segregation by habitat or segregation by prey within the same habitat. Both types of segrega...

    Authors: Joan Navarro, Rocio Moreno, Lena Braun, Carola Sanpera and Janos C Hennicke

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:27

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    Changes in ambient temperature seriously affect physiological regulation and biochemical reactions in ectotherms. However, transient elevation in oceanic temperature occurs naturally during the day. Short-term...

    Authors: Cheng-Hao Tang, Ming-Yih Leu, Katrina Shao, Lie-Yueh Hwang and Wen-Been Chang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:21

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    Cultivation of exotic pine species has increased in areas of Araucaria moist forest, which is an ecosystem with high biological diversity. Land planarians are generally susceptible to replacement of natural habit...

    Authors: Simone Machado de Oliveira, Piter Kehoma Boll, Vanessa dos Anjos Baptista and Ana Maria Leal-Zanchet

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:19

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    The mammalian fauna of the eastern Caatinga, a Brazilian semiarid biome, was surveyed in the dry and wet seasons aiming to contribute to the knowledge of this poorly known region. Complementary live-trap surve...

    Authors: Alexandra M R Bezerra, Ana Lazar, Cibele R Bonvicino and Adriano S Cunha

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:16

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    The aim of this study was to synthesize the knowledge of Riodinidae butterflies (Lepidoptera: Papilionoidea) in Rio Grande do Sul state (RS), southern Brazil, evaluating the role of climatic, topographic, and ...

    Authors: Ricardo R Siewert, Cristiano A Iserhard, Helena P Romanowski, Curtis J Callaghan and Alfred Moser

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:15

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    The isolated watersheds of the southwestern Andean Altiplano constitute a natural laboratory to study the evolutionary divergence of freshwater biota. Field observations showed that Biomphalaria snails from Parin...

    Authors: Gonzalo A Collado, Hugo F Salinas and Marco A Méndez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:14

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    The Japanese eel Anguilla japonica spawns in the North Equatorial Current in the Philippine Sea and their larvae are transported to their freshwater growth habitats in East Asia. Here we report the occurrence and...

    Authors: Tatsuki Yoshinaga, Jun Aoyama, Akira Shinoda, Shun Watanabe, Rhodora V Azanza and Katsumi Tsukamoto

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:13

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    The aim of this study was to present the first detailed analysis of long-term population estimates and trends of waterbirds wintering at Messolonghi lagoons, one of the largest Greek wetlands, during 1982 to 2...

    Authors: Vasilios Liordos, Fotis Pergantis, Iris Perganti and Yannis Roussopoulos

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:12

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    Very few studies have investigated the influence of regular practice of a stereotyped behaviour on its future expression. In spiders, orb-web construction is a succession of repetitive and stereotyped behaviou...

    Authors: Alain Pasquet, Julia Marchal, Mylène Anotaux and Raymond Leborgne

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:11

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    Most cetaceans inhabit the hyperosmotic marine environment with only a few species living in freshwater habitats. The Yangtze finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis asiaeorientalis) is the only freshwater ...

    Authors: Aihuan Guo, Yujiang Hao, Jingzhen Wang, Qingzhong Zhao and Ding Wang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:10

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    Crocodilians are ectothermic animals. For this reason, the environmental temperature has substantial effects on their physiology and behavior. The thermoregulatory behavior of these animals involves the select...

    Authors: Luís AB Bassetti, Thiago S Marques, Adriana Malvásio, Carlos I Piña and Luciano M Verdade

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:9

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    After duplication, one copy of an original gene can become redundant and decay toward a pseudogene status or functionally diverge. Here, we performed the purification and biochemical characterization of EST-4 ...

    Authors: Vanessa F Lopes, Hamilton Cabral, Luciana PB Machado and Rogério P Mateus

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:6

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    Sea urchin larvae near metamorphosis form an adult rudiment that is a complex of the juvenile structures. However, the details of the mechanisms that form the adult rudiment are unknown. The temnopleurid sea u...

    Authors: Chisato Kitazawa, Chikara Sakaguchi, Hajime Nishimura, Chiaki Kobayashi, Tomomi Baba and Akira Yamanaka

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:3

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    Twelve Stegana species have been reported from Taiwan, yet only four were also recorded from Mainland China. This may not reflect the actual fauna between both sides of the strait. This report mainly deals with a...

    Authors: Yuan Zhang, Shun-Chern Tsaur and Hong-Wei Chen

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2014 53:2

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    Neotropical lizards, genus Anolis (Polychrotidae), with nearly 380 species, are members of one of the most diversified genera among amniotes. Herein, we present an overview of chromosomal evolution in ‘beta’ Anol...

    Authors: Riccardo Castiglia, Oscar Flores-Villela, Alexandra Maria Ramos Bezerra, Antonio Muñoz and Ekaterina Gornung

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:60

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    Evolutionary histories of aquatic species are often characterized by distinct patterns of genetic variation, which in part reflect drainage evolution. In the present study, the consequences of paleo-environmen...

    Authors: Matthew Tenywa Mwanja, Vincent Muwanika, Charles Masembe, Sylvester Nyakaana and Wilson Waiswa Mwanja

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:59

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    The Indo-Pacific snake eel genus Neenchelys is a small group of moderately to extremely elongated fishes (family Ophichthidae), which comprises seven nominal species previously. Intensive collections on this grou...

    Authors: Hsuan-Ching Ho, John E McCosker and David G Smith

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:58

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    One of the most abundant freshwater invaders is Dreissena polymorpha which provide wide-ranging direct and indirect impacts on the invaded ecosystems. A particularly notable impact on benthic communities is the e...

    Authors: Olesia N Makhutova, Alexander A Protasov, Michail I Gladyshev, Anzhelika A Sylaieva, Nadezhda N Sushchik, Irina A Morozovskaya and Galina S Kalachova

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:56

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    It was suggested that ecological patterns can be used to infer the nature of ecological processes (i.e., competition) that structure communities. Analysis of patterns of resource partitioning under the classic...

    Authors: María José Pérez-Crespo, Juanita Fonseca, Rubén Pineda-López, Eduardo Palacios and Carlos Lara

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:54

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    The phylogenetic position of the sigmodontine genus Abrawayaomys, historically assigned to the tribe Thomasomyini or considered a sigmodontine incertae sedis, was assessed on the basis of nuclear and mitochondria...

    Authors: Karen Ventura, Maria José J Silva, Lena Geise, Yuri LR Leite, Ulyses FJ Pardiñas, Yatiyo Yonenaga-Yassuda and Guillermo D'Elía

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:55

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    Vegetation parameters determining nest site selection by the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius were studied in a typical habitat where dormice are relatively common in Lithuania, the northern periphery of i...

    Authors: Rimvydas Juškaitis, Linas Balčiauskas and Vita Šiožinytė

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:53

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    Oviparous vertebrate species are often vulnerable to predation by red imported fire ants (RIFAs, Solenopsis invicta) in natural environments. The necrotic action of the venom can cause localized infections, with ...

    Authors: María V Parachú Marcó, Alejandro Larriera and Carlos I Piña

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:52

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    The Chilean Altiplano and the Atacama Desert in northern Chile harbor isolated hydrological systems or oases where it is possible to find minute aquatic snails of the genus Heleobia whose taxonomy is uncertain an...

    Authors: Gonzalo A Collado, Moisés A Valladares and Marco A Méndez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:50

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    The mesoscale distribution of thaliaceans associated with hydrographic conditions in the waters around Taiwan was investigated during two different monsoon seasons in 2004 in order to elucidate possible influe...

    Authors: Zhen-Heng Liao, Hung-Yen Hsieh and Wen-Tseng Lo

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:49

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    Bufo bankorensis is an endemic species in Taiwan, and its populations are geographically and reproductively isolated. However, the distinction of Taiwanese B. bankorensis as a separate species from the Chinese B...

    Authors: Chu-Chih Chen, Kou-Wei Li, Teng-Lang Yu, Li-Hsuen Chen, Pei-Yuan Sheu, Yi-Wen Tong, Kao-Jean Huang and Ching-Feng Weng

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:48

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    The conservation effectiveness of marine protected areas is of substantial dispute. In the Belize Barrier Reef, there are several zones with increasing human activity and harvesting of overexploited species. M...

    Authors: Isani Chan, Li-Chun Tseng, Hans-Uwe Dahms and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:46

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    Among the Felidae recorded on the Korean Peninsula, the tiger Panthera tigris, leopard Panthera pardus, and lynx Lynx lynx are now endangered, while the leopard cat Prionailurus bengalensis, the remaining feline,...

    Authors: Ohsun Lee, Sua Lee, Dong-Ha Nam and Hak Young Lee

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:45

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    The technology in the production of sexual coral propagules for coral reef restoration is being actively developed recently to address concerns on the low genetic diversity in coral populations restored throug...

    Authors: Ronald D Villanueva, Maria Vanessa B Baria and Dexter W dela Cruz

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:44

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    Assuming that locomotion has a strong influence on animals’ fitness, we hypothesized that better locomotor performance would be associated with the most frequently utilized habitat. Laticauda colubrina, Laticauda...

    Authors: Shiuang Wang, Harvey B Lillywhite and Ming-Chung Tu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:43

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    Antennae of fruit flies are the major organs responsible for detecting environmental volatiles, e.g., egg-laying substrates. An adult antenna contains many sensilla full of olfactory sensory neurons, where olf...

    Authors: Meng-Shin Shiao, Wen-Lang Fan, Shu Fang, Mei-Yeh Jade Lu, Rumi Kondo and Wen-Hsiung Li

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:42

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