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Vol. 52, 2013


Assessing the importance of burrows through behavioral observations of Parastacus brasiliensis, a Neotropical burrowing crayfish (Crustacea), in laboratory conditions

Alexandre V Palaoro, Marcelo M Dalosto, Cadidja Coutinho, Sandro Santos

Key to species of the genus Cryptorhopalum (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) occurring in the Greater Antilles with description of six new species from Hispaniola
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Marcin Kadej, Jiří Háva

A new species of Pomacentrus (Actinopterygii: Pomacentridae) from Micronesia, with comments on its phylogenetic relationships
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Shang-Yin Liu, Hsuan-Ching Ho, Chang-Feng Dai

Occurrence characteristics of two sibling species, Pseudodiaptomus inopinus and Pseudodiaptomus poplesia (Copepoda, Calanoida, Pseudodiaptomidae), in the Mankyung River estuary, South Korea


Eun-Ok Park, Jeffery R Cordell, Ho Soh

Return of the pythons: first formal records, with a special note on recovery of the Burmese python in the demilitarized Kinmen islands


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

The genus Cneorane Baly, 1865 from Taiwan (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae), with notes on sexual dimorphism and its life history


Chi-Feng Lee, Jan Bezděk

Comparative proteomics analysis of normal and memory-deficient Drosophila melanogaster heads



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

Biochemical and hematological profiles of a wild population of the nose-horned viper Vipera ammodytes (Serpentes: Viperidae) during autumn, with a morphological assessment of blood cells

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

Reproductive activity and advertisement calls of the Asian common toad Duttaphrynus melanostictus(Amphibia, Anura, Bufonidae) from Bach Ma National Park, Vietnam

Binh V Ngo, Chung D Ngo

A new intertidal Brachionus and intrageneric phylogenetic relationships among Brachionus as revealed by allometry and CO1-ITS1 gene analysis

Dae-Sik Hwang, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Heum Park, Jae-Seong Lee

An alternative kernel-based method for estimating copepod growth rates from multimodal biomass distributions in artificial cohort experiments


Kuan-Yu Lin, Akash R Sastri, Chih-hao Hsieh

Expressions of oxidative stress-related genes and antioxidant enzyme activities in Mytilus galloprovincialis (Bivalvia, Mollusca) exposed to hypoxia


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

Monitoring European wildcat Felis silvestris populations using scat surveys in central Spain: are population trends related to wild rabbit dynamics or to landscape features?


Jorge Lozano, Emilio Virgós, Sara Cabezas-Díaz

Copepods associated with the red king crab Paralithodes camtschaticus (Tilesius, 1815) in the Barents Sea


Alexander G Dvoretsky, Vladimir G Dvoretsky

DNA variations of the green toad Pseudepidalea viridis (syn. Bufo viridis) from various habitats


Gad Degani, Tali Goldberg, Avital Gasith, Eldad Elron, Eviatar Nevo

Spatial variation in reproductive measures of female bluegill Lepomis macrochirus Rafinesque in a small lake with diverse thermal conditions


Yoshimasa Yamamoto, Fuh-Kwo Shiah

Effects of photoperiod and temperature on the body mass, thermogenesis, and serum leptin levels of Apodemus draco (Rodentia: Muridae) in the Hengduan Mountain region, China


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

Reproductive behavior of the male rose bitterling Rhodeus ocellatus as influenced by the operational sex ratio


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

Leaf swallowing and parasitic infection of the Chinese lesser civet Viverricula indica in northeastern Taiwan


Hsiu-hui Su, Ying-chen Su, Michael A Huffman

Habitat use by giant pandas Ailuropoda melanoleuca in the Wanglang Nature Reserve, Sichuan, China


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

Hematologic and plasma biochemical reference values of the yellow pond turtle Mauremys mutica and the effects of sex and season


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

Phylogenetic and taxonomic status of the coral Goniopora stokesi and related species (Scleractinia: Poritidae) in Japan based on molecular and morphological data


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

Ariosoma-type Leptocephali (Congridae: Bathymyrinae) in the Mentawai Islands region off western Sumatra, Indonesia




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

Raptor assemblages in grasslands of Southern Brazil: species richness and abundance and the influence of the survey method


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

Comparison of the osmoregulatory capabilities among three amphibious sea snakes (Laticauda spp.) in Taiwan


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

Hotspot analysis of Taiwanese breeding birds to determine gaps in the protected area network


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

Effects of metamorphosis timing and the larval growth rate on the latitudinal distribution of sympatric freshwater eels, Anguilla japonica and A. marmorata, in the western North Pacific

Nico Leander, Wann-Nian Tzeng, Nian-Tzu Yeh, Kang-Ning Shen, Yu-San Han

Mesozooplankton community structure in the upper 1,000 m along the western Bay of Bengal during the 2002 fall intermonsoon


Veronica Fernandes, Nagappa Ramaiah

Behaviour-dependent predation risk in swimming zooplankters


Marco Uttieri, Daniela Cianelli, Enrico Zambianchi

Specific dynamic action, postprandial thermophily, and the impact of temperature on gastric digestion in the cornsnake Pantherophis guttatus


Lynnette M Sievert, Yusuke Suita, Daphne M Mayes, Lynett R Bontrager, Michelle Tuttle, Ashley Everly

Ciliate (Euplotes sp.) predation by Pseudodiaptomus annandalei (Copepoda: Calanoida) and the effects of mono-algal and pluri-algal diets


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

Low phylogeographic structure of Rhinella arunco (Anura: Bufonidae), an endemic amphibian from the Chilean Mediterranean hotspot


Dayana Vásquez, Claudio Correa, Luis Pastenes, R Palma, Marco A Méndez

Effect of male provisioning on the parental behavior of female Boreal Owls Aegolius funereus


Markéta Zárybnická, Jiří Vojar

The phylogeny of the Orthoptera (Insecta) as deduced from mitogenomic gene sequences


Hong-Li Zhang, Yuan Huang, Li-Liang Lin, Xiao-Yang Wang, Zhe-Min Zheng

Molecular analyses of shallow-water zooxanthellate zoanthids (Cnidaria: Hexacorallia) from Taiwan and their Symbiodinium spp


James Reimer, Yuka Irei, Takuma Fujii, Sung-Yin Yang

Palythoa zoanthid 'barrens’ in Okinawa: examination of possible environmental causes


Sung-Yin Yang, Carine Bourgeois, Carey Ashworth, James Reimer

Acropora distribution patterns in the northern and northeastern Persian Gulf



Mohammad Rahmani, Hassan Rahimian, Mahnaz Ardalan, Shashank Keshavmurthy, Silvia Fontana, Carden C Wallace, Chaolun Chen

Charipinae fauna (Hymenoptera: Figitidae) from Asia with a description of 11 new species
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Mar Ferrer-Suay, Jesús Selfa, Juli Pujade-Villar

Transcriptional profiling of adult Drosophila antennae by high-throughput sequencing


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

Locomotor performance of three sympatric species of sea kraits (Laticauda spp.) from Orchid Island, Taiwan


Shiuang Wang, Harvey B Lillywhite, Ming-Chung Tu

Effects of grazing by herbivorous gastropod (Trochus niloticus) on the survivorship of cultured coral spat


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

Molecular analysis for investigating dietary habits: genetic screening of prey items in scat and stomach contents of leopard cats Prionailurus bengalensis euptilurus

Ohsun Lee, Sua Lee, Dong-Ha Nam, Hak Lee

Population and growth of queen conch (Lobatus gigas Linnaeus, 1758) in the Sapodilla Cayes Marine Reserve of Belize


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

Local change of butterfly species in response to global warming and reforestation in Korea

Tae-Sung Kwon, Sung-Soo Kim, Cheol Lee

Genetic structure of Bufo bankorensis distinguished by amplified restriction fragment length polymorphism of cytochrome b


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

Influence of monsoon-driven hydrographic features on thaliacean distribution in waters around Taiwan, western North Pacific Ocean


Zhen-Heng Liao, Hung-Yen Hsieh, Wen-Tseng Lo

Hidden diversity in spring snails from the Andean Altiplano, the second highest plateau on Earth, and the Atacama Desert, the driest place in the world


Gonzalo A Collado, Moisés A Valladares, Marco A Méndez

Naupliar development of Pseudocyclops sp. (Copepoda: Calanoida: Pseudocyclopidae): description of an unusual set of character states


Frank D Ferrari, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Pawana Kangtia, Supawadee Chullasorn, Mark Schick

Impacts of red imported fire ants Solenopsis invicta on survivorship of hatchlings of the broad-snouted caiman Caiman latirostris


María V Marcó, Alejandro Larriera, Carlos I Piña

Nest site selection by the hazel dormouse Muscardinus avellanarius: is safety more important than food?


Rimvydas Juškaitis, Linas Balčiauskas, Vita Šiožinytė

Foraging guild structure and niche characteristics of waterbirds in an epicontinental lake in Mexico



María Pérez-Crespo, Juanita Fonseca, Rubén Pineda-López, Eduardo Palacios, Carlos Lara

The phylogenetic position of the enigmatic Atlantic forest-endemic spiny mouse Abrawayaomys (Rodentia: Sigmodontinae)



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

Feeding spectra of bivalve mollusks Unio and Dreissena from Kanevskoe Reservoir, Ukraine: are they food competitors or not?




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

An autoregressive model for global vertebrate richness rankings: long-distance dispersers may have stronger spatial structures


Youhua Chena

Revision of the worm eel genus Neenchelys (Ophichthidae: Myrophinae), with descriptions of three new species from the western Pacific Ocean
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Hsuan-Ching Ho, John E McCosker, David G Smith

Evolutionary history of Nile perch Lates sp. inferred from mitochondrial DNA variation analyses



Matthew Mwanja, Vincent Muwanika, Charles Masembe, Sylvester Nyakaana, Wilson Mwanja

Pattern of chromosomal changes in ‘beta’ Anolis (Norops group) (Squamata: Polychrotidae) depicted by an ancestral state analysis


Riccardo Castiglia, Oscar Flores-Villela, Alexandra Maria Bezerra, Antonio Muñoz, Ekaterina Gornung