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  1. Content type: Research

    Acropora species distribution patterns at Larak, Farur, and Khark Islands along the Iranian coast were investigated from October 2008 to November 2009 based on a previous study conducted on the taxonomy of Acrop...

    Authors: Mohammad Reza Rahmani, Hassan Rahimian, Mahnaz Ardalan, Shashank Keshavmurthy, Silvia Fontana, Carden C Wallace and Chaolun Allen Chen

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:40

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    Coral reefs are among the most diversified ecosystems in the world, but suffer from anthropogenic and natural disturbances, often causing a shift from coral to algal (or other benthic groups) dominated ecosyst...

    Authors: Sung-Yin Yang, Carine Bourgeois, Carey Denise Ashworth and James Davis Reimer

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:39

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    Although we previously reported on surveys of shallow-water zoanthid (Anthozoa: Hexacorallia: Zoantharia) species diversity from localities in Taiwan, no study has yet examined the molecular phylogeny of the m...

    Authors: James Davis Reimer, Yuka Irei, Takuma Fujii and Sung-Yin Yang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:38

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    The Mediterranean zone of central Chile (30° to 38°S) is one of the 25 diversity hotspots in the world. However, there are few phylogeographic studies which identify the factors that have influenced population...

    Authors: Dayana Vásquez, Claudio Correa, Luis Pastenes, R Eduardo Palma and Marco A Méndez

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:35

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    Pseudodiaptomus annandalei is an estuarine species and being cultured as live feed for grouper fish larvae and other planktivores. We examined the predation behavior of P. annandalei adults when preying on cilia...

    Authors: Raunak Dhanker, Ram Kumar, Li-Chun Tseng and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:34

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    The survival of zooplanktonic organisms is determined by their capability of moving in a fluid environment, trading off between the necessities of finding prey and avoiding predators. In previous numerical exp...

    Authors: Marco Uttieri, Daniela Cianelli and Enrico Zambianchi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:32

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    Stratification, no upwelling, sediment load, and heavy cloud cover are known to limit primary production in the western Bay of Bengal. Studies on primary consumers in this area are few. Recent studies in the B...

    Authors: Veronica Fernandes and Nagappa Ramaiah

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:31

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    Early life history traits of the temperate eel Anguilla japonica and tropical eel Anguilla marmorata were examined to determine the possible reason why these two species have similar spawning areas and oceanic la...

    Authors: Nico Jose Leander, Wann-Nian Tzeng, Nian-Tzu Yeh, Kang-Ning Shen and Yu-San Han

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:30

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    Although Taiwan is an important hotspot of avian endemism, efforts to use available distributional information for conservation analyses are so far incomplete. For the first time, we present a hotspot analysis...

    Authors: Tsai-Yu Wu, Bruno A Walther, Yi-Hsiu Chen, Ruey-Shing Lin and Pei-Fen Lee

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:29

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    The three species of amphibious sea snakes (Laticauda semifasciata, L. laticaudata, and L. colubrina) in Taiwan were described as having different habitat affinities from terrestrial to marine. In this study, the...

    Authors: Yuan-Cheng Cheng, Ming-Chung Tu, Jyuan-Ru Tsai, Hui-Chen Lin and Li-Yih Lin

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:28

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    Raptor distributions and abundances are poorly known in southern Brazil. Given that raptors have low population densities, methods typically applied to census birds are usually inappropriate for surveying rapt...

    Authors: Felipe Zilio, Alan Bolzan, André de Mendonça-Lima, Cristiane Oliveira da Silva, Laura Verrastro and Márcio Borges-Martins

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:27

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    Ariosoma-type leptocephali of the congrid subfamily Bathymyrinae are typically present in tropical and subtropical regions where they reach large sizes and are often abundant compared to other taxa. Different mo...

    Authors: Michael J Miller, Mikiya Yamaguchi, Sam Wouthuyzen, Jun Aoyama, Sasanti Suharti, Tao Ma, Tatsuki Yoshinaga, Yuki Minegishi, Tatsuya Kawakami and Katsumi Tsukamoto

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:26

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    Goniopora stokesi is an uncommon species mainly found in tropical and subtropical regions but was also reported in temperate regions of Japan. This species has two unique characteristics. First, it does not typi...

    Authors: Yuko F Kitano, Masami Obuchi, Daisuke Uyeno, Katsumi Miyazaki and Hironobu Fukami

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:25

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    The International Union for Conservation of Nature considers the yellow pond turtle Mauremys mutica to be an endangered species. Hematologic analyses are useful tools for monitoring the health, disease processes,...

    Authors: Pin-Huan Yu, Pu-Yu Yang, Yun-Shan Chiu and Chau-Hwa Chi

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:24

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    To better understand the ecological requirements of the giant panda Ailuropoda melanoleuca in the wild, field surveys were carried out at both the microhabitat scale and foraging site scale in Wanglang National N...

    Authors: Dong-Wei Kang, Hong-Wei Yang, Jun-Qing Li, You-Ping Chen and Lian-Jun Zhao

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:23

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    Game theory predicts that as the operational sex ratio (OSR; the ratio of sexually active males to fertilizable females) increases, reproductive males may adopt alternative reproductive behaviors. Empirical st...

    Authors: Cai-ping Liao, Dan Yu, Yi-yu Chen and Huan-zhang Liu

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:21

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    Environmental cues play important roles in the regulation of physiology and behavior in small mammals. In the present study, we performed a factorial experiment (temperature × photoperiod) in which the South C...

    Authors: Wan-Long Zhu, Guang Yang, Lin Zhang and Zheng-Kun Wang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:20

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    Our previous studies have revealed that bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque in Lake Biwa exhibit spatial variations in growth, maturation, and reproduction. The topographical characteristics of Lake Biwa prod...

    Authors: Yoshimasa Yamamoto and Fuh-Kwo Shiah

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:19

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    Accurate data on the European wildcat Felis silvestris population trends are scarce for most of its range, despite this information being essential in assessing the threat status of the species. Moreover, ecologi...

    Authors: Jorge Lozano, Emilio Virgós and Sara Cabezas-Díaz

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:16

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    In this study, we investigated transcription and enzyme level responses of mussels Mytilus galloprovincialis exposed to hypoxic conditions. Genes for catalase (CAT), cytochrome P450, glutathione S-transferase (GS...

    Authors: Seonock Woo, Vianney Denis, Hyokyung Won, Kyungsoon Shin, Gunsup Lee, Taek-Kyun Lee and Seungshic Yum

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:15

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    Elucidating copepod growth and production rates is important in understanding the trophic role of copepods in marine systems. One of the most commonly used field methods for measuring copepod growth rates is t...

    Authors: Kuan-Yu Lin, Akash R Sastri and Chih-hao Hsieh

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:14

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    The rotifer genus Brachionus is distributed worldwide along a gradient from freshwater to seawater habitats. This genus is recognized as a suitable organism for testing environmental and evolutionary hypotheses. ...

    Authors: Dae-Sik Hwang, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Heum Gi Park and Jae-Seong Lee

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:13

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    We examined differences in reproductive activities and intraspecific variations in advertisement calls of Duttaphrynus melanostictus (Schneider, 1799) that lives in a tropical region of central Vietnam. The snout...

    Authors: Binh V Ngo and Chung D Ngo

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:12

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    Hematological and biochemical analyses of blood can be of great importance for studying the biology of species and determining the health status of animals in both the wild and captivity. In order to determine...

    Authors: Duje Lisičić, Domagoj Đikić, Vesna Benković, Anica Horvat Knežević, Nada Oršolić and Zoran Tadić

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:11

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    Learning and memory are extremely complex and dynamic processes. Proteins that participate in memory formation are strictly regulated by various pathways and may require protein synthesis and/or post-translati...

    Authors: Tian-Ren Lee, Hsiao-Yun Lee, Shun-Hong Huang, Hsin-Tzu Chan, Ping-Chiang Lyu and Hong-Lin Chan

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:10

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    We report the first formal records and population recovery of wild Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) in the Kinmen islands, which are located 2.1 km from the Chinese coastline and are under military con...

    Authors: Chung-Wei You, Yen-Po Lin, Yen-Hsueh Lai, You-Ling Chen, Yao Tang, Shih-Ping Chou, Hong-Yi Chang, Robert T Zappalorti and Si-Min Lin

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:8

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    Abundances of two closely related Pseudodiaptomus species, Pseudodiaptomus inopinus and Pseudodiaptomus poplesia, and salinity, temperature, and chlorophyll (Chl) a levels were measured monthly at a station in th...

    Authors: Eun-Ok Park, Jeffery R Cordell and Ho Young Soh

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:7

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    Many widely distributed coral reef fishes exhibit cryptic lineages across their distribution. Previous study revealed a cryptic lineage of Pomacentrus coelestis mainly distributed in the area of Micronesia. Herei...

    Authors: Shang-Yin Vanson Liu, Hsuan-Ching Hans Ho and Chang-Feng Dai

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:6

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Zoological Studies 2014 53:46

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    The genus Cryptorhopalum, is in the subfamily Megatominae. It is relatively speciose within family Dermestidae and currently contains ca. 149 valid taxa. Most of the species are found in the Neotropical and Nearc...

    Authors: Marcin Kadej and Jiří Háva

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:5

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Zoological Studies 2014 53:47

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    Crayfish from the Neotropical region comprise a unique group among crustaceans. Their burrowing habits have severe consequences for many ecological, morphological, and behavioral traits. Although they are all ...

    Authors: Alexandre V Palaoro, Marcelo M Dalosto, Cadidja Coutinho and Sandro Santos

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:4

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    For the present study, we collected mesozooplankton in the upper layer (above 100 m in depth) of four stations in the northern South China Sea (SCS) to determine the influence of different water masses on thei...

    Authors: Li-Chun Tseng, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Qing-Chao Chen and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Zoological Studies 2013 52:2

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