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Vol. 53, 2014






The auditory roles of the gas bladder and suprabranchial chamber in walking catfish (Clarias batrachus)


  Yi Shao, I-Shiung Chen, Hong Yan

Survey of the genus Stegana Meigen (Diptera, Drosophilidae) from Taiwan, with DNA barcodes and descriptions of three new species
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Yuan Zhang, Shun-Chern Tsaur, Hong-Wei Chen

Development of the sea urchins Temnopleurus toreumaticus Leske, 1778 and Temnopleurus reevesii Gray, 1855 (Camarodonta: Temnopleuridae)


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

Morphological and genetic evaluation of the hydrocoral Millepora species complex in the Caribbean

  Dannise V Ruiz-Ramos, Ernesto Weil, Nikolaos V Schizas

Coral recruitment of a subtropical coral community at Yenliao Bay, northern Taiwan


  Ming-Jay Ho, Chang-Feng Dai

Purification and characterization of a specific late-larval esterase from two species of the Drosophila repleta group: contributions to understand its evolution

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

The morphology, arrangement, and ultrastructure of a new type of microtrich sensilla in marine isopods (Crustacea, Isopoda)

  Valiallah Khalaji-Pirbalouty

Model of potential distribution of Platymeris rhadamanthus Gerstaecker, 1873 with redescription of species

  Dominik Chłond, Agnieszka Bugaj-Nawrocka

Thermoregulation in captive broad-snouted caiman (Caiman latirostris)


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

Concentrations of osmotically related constituents in plasma and urine of finless porpoise (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis): implications for osmoregulatory strategies for marine mammals living in freshwater


  Aihuan Guo, Yujiang Hao, Jingzhen Wang, Qingzhong Zhao, Ding Wang

Does building activity influence web construction and web characteristics in the orb-web spider Zygiella x-notata (Araneae, Araneidae)?


  Alain Pasquet, Julia Marchal, Mylène Anotaux, Raymond Leborgne

Long-term population trends reveal increasing importance of a Mediterranean wetland complex (Messolonghi lagoons, Greece) for wintering waterbirds


  Vasilios Liordos, Fotis Pergantis, Iris Perganti, Yannis Roussopoulos

Occurrence and biological characteristics of glass eels of the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica at the Cagayan River of Luzon Island, Philippines in 2009


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

Genetic, morphological, and life history traits variation in freshwater snails from extremely high environments of the Andean Altiplano


  Gonzalo A Collado, Hugo F Salinas, Marco A Méndez

Distribution patterns of riodinid butterflies (Lepidoptera: Riodinidae) from southern Brazil



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

Subsidies for a poorly known endemic semiarid biome of Brazil: non-volant mammals of an eastern region of Caatinga


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

Temporal structure of the peritrich ciliate assemblage in a large Neotropical lake


  Lúcia SL Safi, Nelson F Fontoura, Henrique J Severo and Laura RP Utz

A new comparative study of zooplankton from oceanic, shelf and harbour waters, south-east
coast, Jamaica

  Kristoffer A Lue and Mona K Webber
Effects of pine invasion on land planarian communities in an area covered by Araucaria
moist forest

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


Short-term effects of thermal stress on the responses of branchial protein quality control and osmoregulation in a reef-associated fish,Chromis viridis

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

Genetic variability and divergence ofNeutrodiaptomus tumidus Kiefer 1937 (Copepoda: Calonida) among 10 subpopulations in the high mountain range of Taiwan and their phylogeographical relationships indicated by mtDNA COI gene

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

Geographic variation of the large-eared field mouse (Apodemus latronum Thomas, 1911) (Rodentia: Muridae) with one new subspecies description verified via cranial morphometric variables and pelage characteristics
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Song Li and Shao-Ying Liu

A new genus and eight new species of Amazonian cosmetines (Opiliones, Laniatores, Cosmetidae)
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Adriano B Kury and Carla ML Barros

Organization and evolution of a novel cervid satellite DNA with yeast CDEI-like repeats


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

Diet of the sea anemone Anthopleura nigrescens: composition and variation between daytime and nighttime high tides


  Andrés J Quesada, Fabián H Acuña and Jorge Cortés

Resource partitioning between incubating and chick-rearing brown boobies and red-tailed tropicbirds on Christmas Island


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

Revision of the spider genera Ariston O. P.-Cambridge, 1896 and Siratoba Opell, 1979 (Arachnida: Araneae: Uloboridae) with description of two new species
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Lidianne Salvatierra, Ana Lúcia Tourinho and Antonio D Brescovit

Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from marine environments in Taiwan


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

Distinct difference of littoral rotifer community structure in two mangrove wetlands of Qi'ao Island, Pearl River estuary, China


  Nan Wei and Run-Lin Xu

Cryptic phenotypic plasticity in populations of the North American freshwater gastropod, Pleurocerasemicarinata

  Robert T Dillon Jr

Rainfall influence on species composition of the ciliate community inhabiting bromeliad phytotelmata


  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

A widespread problem: cryptic diversity in the Libyan jird


  Timothy C Bray, Abdulaziz N Alagaili and Nigel C Bennett

An enigmatic pygmy dormouse: molecular and morphological evidence for the species taxonomic status of Typhlomys chapensis (Rodentia: Platacanthomyidae)


  Alexei V Abramov, Alexander E Balakirev and Viatcheslav V Rozhnov

Genetic analysis of parthenogenetic capability and fecundity in Drosophila albomicans


  Chia-chen Chang and Hwei-yu Chang

Life history traits of the Chinese minnowRhynchocypris oxycephalus in the upper branch of Yangtze River, China


  Yangyang Liang, Xiaoyun Sui, Yifeng Chen, Yintao Jia and Dekui He

Diversity decrease of ant (Formicidae, Hymenoptera) after a forest disturbance: different responses among functional guilds


  Tae-Sung Kwon, Cheol Min Lee and Joo Han Sung

The effect of increase in the temperature on the foraging of Acromyrmex lobicornis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)


  Rodrigo Tizón, Juan Pedro Wulff and Daniel Valerio Peláez

Resting metabolic rate and energetics of reproduction in lactating Eothenomys miletus from Hengduan mountain region


  Wan-long Zhu and Zheng-kun Wang

A global overview on the diet of the dice snake (Natrix tessellata) from a geographical perspective: foraging in atypical habitats and feeding spectrum widening helps colonisation and survival under suboptimal conditions for a
piscivorous snake


  András Weiperth, Tibor Gaebele, Imre Potyó and Miklós Puky

Erratum to: A new species of Pomacentrus (Actinopterygii: Pomacentridae) from Micronesia, with comments on its phylogenetic relationship


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

Erratum to: key to species of the genus cryptorhopalum (Coleoptera: Dermestidae) occurring in the greater Antilles with description of six new species from Hispaniola


  Marcin Kadej and Jiri Háva

Taxonomic review of the Sphecapatodes ornata group (Diptera: Sarcophagidae: Miltogramminae), with description of one new species
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Ming Zhang, Wen-Wen Chu, Thomas Pape and Dong Zhang

Pseudodiaptomus marinus Sato, 1913, a new invasive copepod in Lake Faro (Sicily): observations on the swimming behaviour and the sex-dependent responses to food


  Luciana Sabia, Marco Uttieri, François G Schmitt, Giacomo Zagami, Enrico Zambianchi and Sami Souissi

A predictive modeling approach to test distributional uniformity of Uruguayan harvestmen (Arachnida: Opiliones)


  Miguel Simó, José Carlos Guerrero, Leandro Giuliani, Ismael Castellano and Luis E Acosta

DNA barcoding of Palaearctic Ulidiidae (Diptera: Tephritoidea): morphology, DNA evolution, and Markov codon models


  Tatiana V Galinskaya, Anton Suvorov, Mikhail V Okun and Anatole I Shatalkin

Invasive lumbricid earthworms of Kamchatka (Oligochaeta)


  Sergei V Shekhovtsov, Elena V Golovanova and Sergei E Peltek

Male-male mounting and the unreliability of body size as a character for mate choice in male Japanese beetles (Popillia japonica Newman)


  Paul V Switzer, Patrick S Forsythe and Kipp C Kruse

Dietary variation and food selection by mayfly grazers in a subtropical mountain stream


  Yi-Li Chuang, Shu-Fen Yu and Hsing-Juh Lin

Application of insect songs in monitoring population density level of Locusta migratoria migratoria (Orthoptera: Acrididae)


  Yinliang Wang, Qiuchen Huang, Xue Zhang and Bingzhong Ren

Tidal variation in fish assemblages and trophic structures in tropical Indo-Pacific seagrass beds


  Chen-Lu Lee, Yen-Hsun Huang, Chia-Yun Chung and Hsing-Juh Lin

Genetic identification method for two subspecies of the Indonesian short-finned eel, Anguilla bicolor, using an allelic discrimination technique


  Chikaya Tanaka, Fumiaki Shirotori, Masaki Sato, Mina Ishikawa, Akira Shinoda, Jun Aoyama and Tatsuki Yoshinaga

A new genus and species of the family Microdispidae (Acari: Prostigmata) associated withOryctes nasicornis (Coleoptera: Scarabaeidae) and redescription of the monotypic genus Vietodispus Mahunka, 1975
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Hamidreza Hajiqanbar and Farahnaz Hosseininaveh

Spatiotemporal variations of zooplankton community in a shallow tropical brackish lagoon (Sontecomapan, Veracruz, Mexico)


  Marcela Benítez-Díaz Mirón, María Castellanos-Páez, Gabriela Garza-Mouriño, María Ferrara-Guerrero, and Marc Pagano

Food habit of the endangered yellow-spotted newt Neurergus microspilotus (Caudata, Salamandridae) in Kavat Stream, western Iran


  Hossein Farasat and Mozafar Sharifi

Altitudinal variation in body size and age structure of the Sauter’s frog Rana sauteri in Taiwan


  Fu-Hsiung Hsu, Yi-Shan Hsieh, Sheng-Hai Wu and Yeong-Choy Kam

Genetic variation of the striped hamster (Cricetulus barabensis) and the impact of population density and environmental factors


  Hui-liang Xue, Jin-hui Xu, Lei Chen and Lai-xiang Xu

Morphological and molecular differentiation of genus Corbicula suggests that two species are sympatrically distributed in Datong Lake in the Central Yangtze River Basin


  Gui-Ping Wang, Ting Zhang, Jian Zhang, De-Liang Li and Tiao-Yi Xiao

Water mass transport through the northern Bashi Channel in the northeastern South China Sea affects copepod assemblages of the Luzon Strait


  Wen-Tseng Lo, Hans-Uwe Dahms and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

Influence of habitat heterogeneity on the assemblages and shell use of hermit crabs (Anomura: Diogenidae)


  Hong Wooi Teoh, Muhammad Ali Syed Hussein and Ving Ching Chong

Rice fields as facilitators of freshwater invasions in protected wetlands: the case of Ostracoda (Crustacea) in the Albufera Natural Park (E Spain)


  Luis Valls, Juan Rueda and Francesc Mesquita-Joanes

A comparative study of shell variation in two morphotypes of Lymnaea stagnalis (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Pulmonata)


  Maxim V Vinarski

Out of New Zealand: molecular identification of the highly invasive freshwater molluskPotamopyrgus antipodarum (Gray, 1843) in South America


  Gonzalo A Collado

Feeding spectra and activity of the freshwater crab Trichodactylus kensleyi (Decapoda: Brachyura: Trichodactylidae) at La Plata basin


  Verónica Williner, Debora Azevedo Carvalho and Pablo A Collins

Biological traits and community patterns of Trichoptera at two Patagonian headwater streams affected by volcanic ash deposition


  Cecilia Brand and María Laura Miserendino

Influence of microclimate on the activity of Royle's pika in the western Himalaya, India


  Sabuj Bhattacharyya, Bhupendra Singh Adhikari and Gopal Singh Rawat

The diaptomid fauna of Israel (Copepoda, Calanoida, Diaptomidae), with notes on the systematics of Arctodiaptomus similis (Baird, 1859) and Arctodiaptomus irregularis Dimentman & Por, 1985 stat. rev


  Federico Marrone, Adam Petrusek, Giuseppe Alfonso and Marco Arculeo

Late Pleistocene fossils and the future distribution of Rana temporaria (Amphibia, Anura) along the Apennine Peninsula (Italy)


  Saverio Bartolini, Elisabetta Cioppi, Lorenzo Rook and Massimo Delfino

Genetic structure of the Asian Grass Frog, Fejevarya limnocharis (Amphibia: Anura: Dicroglossidae) of Peninsular Malaysia: a preliminary report

  Amirah Hurzaid, Ibrahim Jaafar, Zalina Awang and Siti Azizah Mohd Nor

The effects of mite parasitism on the reproduction and survival of the Taiwan field mice (Apodemus semotus)

  Jhan-Wei Lin, Hsuan-Yi Lo, Hsi-Chieh Wang and Pei-Jen Lee Shaner

Complete mitochondrial genome sequences of three rhombosoleid fishes and comparative analyses with other flatfishes (Pleuronectiformes)

  Shu-Ying Wang, Wei Shi, Xian-Guang Miao and Xiao-Yu Kong