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Vol. 54, 2015






Population genetics of the fiddler crab Uca sindensis (Alcock, 1900) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) from the Arabian Sea


  Hsi-Te Shih, Noor Saher, Ehsan Kamrani, Peter Ng, Yu-Ching Lai, Min-Yun Liu

Thicker filaments of Aphanizomenon gracile are more harmful to Daphnia than thinner Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii


  Lukasz Wejnerowski, Slawek Cerbin, Marcin Dziuba

Biogeochemistry and ecology of Pyrosoma spinosum from the Central Arabian Sea


  Mangesh Gauns, Sunita Mochemadkar, Anil Pratihary, Rajdeep Roy, Syed Naqvi

Diversity and density of butterfly communities in urban green areas: an analytical approach using GIS


  Cheol Lee, Jin Park, Tae-Sung Kwon, Sung-Soo Kim, Jae Ryu, Seung Jung, Sun Lee

C Variation in the ilium of central European water frogs Pelophylax (Amphibia, Ranidae) and its implications for species-level identification of fragmentary anuran fossils


  Hugues-Alexandre Blain, Iván Lózano-Fernández, Gottfried Böhme

Heterochromatin distribution and localization of nucleolar organizing regions in the 2n = 52 cytotypes of Nannospalax xanthodon and N. ehrenbergi from Turkey

  Atilla Arslan, Jan Zima

Trophic structure of the pelagic food web in the East China Sea


  Mei-Ling Bai, Fan-Sian Lin, Yu-Ching Lee, Gwo-Ching Gong, Chih-hao Hsieh

Establishment of a microsatellite set for noninvasive paternity testing in free-ranging Macaca mulatta tcheliensis in Mount Taihangshan area, Jiyuan, China


  Bai-Shi Wang, Zhen-Long Wang, Jun-Dong Tian, Zhen-Wei Cui, Ji-Qi Lu

Current and potential geographical distribution of Platymeris biguttatus (Linnaeus, 1767) with description of nymphs


  Dominik Chłond, Agnieszka Bugaj-Nawrocka, Łukasz Junkiert

DNA barcoding supports identification of Malacobdella species (Nemertea: Hoplonemertea)


  Jose E F Alfaya, Gregorio Bigatti, Hiroshi Kajihara, Malin Strand, Per Sundberg, Annie Machordom

Cladistic reanalysis and historical biogeography of the genus Lycinus Thorell, 1894 (Araneae: Mygalomorphae: Nemesiidae) with description of two new species from western Argentina
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Nelson Ferretti

The genus Milnesium Doyère, 1840 (Tardigrada) in South America with descriptions of two new species from Argentina and discussion of the feeding behaviour in the family Milnesiidae
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Milena Roszkowska, Marta Ostrowska, Łukasz Kaczmarek

Spatial changes in the vertical distribution of calanoid copepods down to great depths in the North Pacific


  Atsushi Yamaguchi, Kohei Matsuno, Tomoe Homma

Meiofaunal communities in a tropical seagrass bed and adjacent unvegetated sediments with note on sufficient sample size for determining local diversity indices


  Jian-Xiang Liao, Hsin-Ming Yeh, Hin-Kiu Mok

Differences in the male mating calls of co-occurring epauletted fruit bat species (Chiroptera, Pteropodidae, Epomophorus wahlbergi and Epomophorus crypturus) in Kruger National Park, South Africa


  Rick A Adams, Emily R Snode

Feeding interactions in an assemblage of terrestrial carnivores in central Mexico


  Yuriana Gómez-Ortiz, Octavio Monroy-Vilchis, Germán D Mendoza-Martínez

Biodiversity of Talitridae family (Crustacea, Amphipoda) in some Tunisian coastal lagoons


  Raja Jelassi, Hajer Khemaissia, Martin Zimmer, Dieter Garbe-Schönberg, Karima Nasri-Ammar

Spatial and temporal changes in zooplankton abundance, biovolume, and size spectra in the neighboring waters of Japan: analyses using an optical plankton counter


  Kaede Sato, Kohei Matsuno, Daichi Arima, Yoshiyuki Abe, Atsushi Yamaguchi

Population structure of Hirundichthys oxycephalus in the northwestern Pacific inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I gene


Chang-En Chou, Te-Yu Liao, Hsueh-Wen Chang, Shui-Kai Chang


Life history and DNA barcode of Oxyurella longicaudis (Birgei, 1910) (Cladocera, Anomopoda, Chydoridae)


  Maria Castilho, Maria Wisniewski, Cínthia Abreu, Tereza Orlando

Anatomic and molecular characterization of the endocrine pancreas of a teleostean fish: Atlantic wolffish (Anarhichas lupus)


  Jessica S Fortin, Ariane Santamaria-Bouvier, Stéphane Lair, André D Dallaire, Marie-Odile Benoit-Biancamano

Proteomic study of the brackish water mussel Mytilopsis leucophaeata
Feico Stekhoven, Gerard van der Velde, Tsung-Han


  Lee, Andrew R Bottrill

Guanaco abundance and monitoring in Southern Patagonia: distance sampling reveals substantially greater numbers than previously reported


  Alejandro Travaini, Sonia C Zapata, Javier Bustamante, Julieta Pedrana, Juan I Zanón, Alejandro Rodríguez

Geometric morphometric analysis of the head of Microlophus atacamensis (Tropiduridae) in a latitudinal gradient


  Soledad Ibáñez, Marcela A Vidal, Juan Ortiz, Fernando Torres-Pérez

Zelinkaderes yong sp. nov. from Korea - the first recording of Zelinkaderes (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida) in Asia


  Andreas Altenburger, Hyun Rho, Cheon Chang, Martin Sørensen

Adaptive flexibility in the feeding behaviour of brown trout: optimal prey size


  Javier Sánchez-Hernández and Fernando Cobo

Diet adaptability by a generalist herbivore: the case of brown hare in a Mediterranean agroecosystem


  Christos Sokos, Konstantinos Andreadis, Nikolaos Papageorgiou

Niche partitioning among three tree-climbing bird species in subtropical mountain forest sites with different human disturbance


  Carlos Lara, Berenice Pérez, Citlalli Castillo-Guevara, Martín Serrano-Meneses

Selective foraging by non-native rainbow trout on invertebrates in Patagonian streams in Argentina


  Cecilia Di Prinzio, Guillermo Omad, María Miserendino, Ricardo Casaux

Infection behavior, life history, and host parasitism rates of Emblemasoma erro (Diptera: Sarcophagidae), an acoustically hunting parasitoid of the cicada Tibicen dorsatus (Hemiptera: Cicadidae)


  Brian J Stucky

Taxonomic implications of geographical variation in Rhinolophus affinis (Chiroptera: Rhinolophidae) in mainland Southeast Asia


  Saveng Ith, Sara Bumrungsri, Neil M Furey, Paul JJ Bates, Monwadee Wonglapsuwan, Faisal Ali Anwarali Khan, Vu Dinh Thong, Pipat Soisook, Chutamas Satasook and Nikky M Thomas

Topographical distribution of blubber in finless porpoises (Neophocaena asiaeorientalis sunameri): a result from adapting to living in coastal waters


  Xianyuan Zeng, Junhua Ji, Yujiang Hao, Ding Wang

The function of body coloration of the hai coral snake Sinomicrurus japonicus boettgeri


  Koji Mochida, Wan-Yu Zhang, Mamoru Toda

Biodiversity and distribution of lethaeine seed bugs (Heteroptera, Rhyparochromidae, Lethaeini) from Argentina


  Pablo M Dellapé, Maria C Melo, Jane E O’ Donnell

Description of a new genus and new species of freshwater crab (Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the Western Ghats, Kerala, India
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Sameer Pati, Arath Sudha Devi

Diagnosability and description of a new subspecies of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphin, Sousa chinensis (Osbeck, 1765), from the Taiwan Strait


  John Y Wang, Shih Yang, Samuel K Hung

Habitat suitability models of mountain ungulates: identifying potential areas for conservation


  Prakash Paudel, Martin Hais, Pavel Kindlmann

Abundance and diversity of amphipods (Crustacea: Peracarida) on shallow algae and seagrass in lagoonal ecosystem of the Mediterranean Tunisian coast


  Wahiba Zaabar, Rym Zakhama-Sraieb, Faouzia Charfi-Cheikhrouha, Mohamed Achouri

Long-term monitoring of Gastropoda (Mollusca) fauna in planted mangroves in central Vietnam


  Sofya Zvonareva, Yuri Kantor, Xinzheng Li, Temir Britayev

Modification of Tetragnatha montana (Araneae, Tetragnathidae) web architecture induced by larva of the parasitoid Acrodactyla quadrisculpta (Hymenoptera, Ichneumonidae, Polysphincta genus-group)


  Stanislav Korenko, Barbora Korenková, Jitka Satrapová, Katerina Hamouzová, Dick Belgers

Recolonizing wolves influence the realized niche of resident cougars


  L Elbroch, Patrick E Lendrum, Jesse Newby, Howard Quigley, Daniel J Thompson

Cymothoa frontalis, a cymothoid isopod parasitizing the belonid fish Strongylura strongylura from the Malabar Coast (Kerala, India): redescription, description, prevalence and life cycle


  Aneesh Thamban, Sudha Kappalli, Helna Kottarathil, Anilkumar Gopinathan, Trilles Paul

Differentiation of visual spectra and nuptial colorations of two Paratanakia himantegus subspecies (Cyprinoidea: Acheilognathidae) in response to the distinct photic conditions of their habitats


  Chia-Hao Chang, Yi Shao, Wen-Chung Fu, Kazuhiko Anraku, Yeong-Shin Lin, Hong Yan

Sexual dimorphism in echolocation pulse parameters of the CF-FM bat, Hipposideros pratti


  Zi-Ying Fu, Xing-Yue Dai, Na Xu, Qing Shi, Gao-Jing Li, Bin Li, Juan Li, Jie Li, Jia Tang, Philip Jen, Qi-Cai Chen

The poorly known genus Ventrifurca Roewer, 1913 revisited (Opiliones: Cranaidae)


  Osvaldo Villarreal M, Adriano B Kury, Ricardo Pinto-da-Rocha

The research on the formation mechanism of extraordinary oxidative capacity of skeletal muscle in hibernating ground squirrels (Spermophilus dauricus)


  Shanfeng Jiang, Yunfang Gao, Yangmei Zhang, Kun Liu, Huiping Wang, Nandu Goswami

Seasonality in anuran activity and calling season in a Brazilian subtemperate wetland


  Simone Ximenez, Alexandro Tozetti

Alona kaingang (Crustacea, Cladocera, Aloninae): a new species of the pulchella-group, with identification key to Neotropical species
*Simultaneously identical and durable hard copies were produced and available from national libraries in Taiwan


  Francisco Sousa, Lourdes Elmoor-Loureiro, Sandro Santos

A new species of fish-eating rat, genus Neusticomys (Sigmodontinae), from Ecuador


  J Hanson, Guillermo D’Elía, Sheri B Ayers, Stephen B Cox, Santiago F Burneo, Thomas E Lee

Morphological variability of the cranium of Lontra longicaudis (Carnivora: Mustelidae): a morphometric and geographic analysis


  Pablo Hernández-Romero, José Guerrero, Carolina Valdespino

Spatial heterogeneity of benthic copepods: a comparative aspect on composition, abundance, and correlation


  R Jayabarathi, G Padmavati, I Anandavelu

High tolerance of symbiotic larvae of Pocillopora damicornis to thermal stress


  Dwi Haryanti, Naoko Yasuda, Saki Harii, Michio Hidaka

Stock assessment and management implications of an endemic fish, Oxygymnocypris stewartii, in the Yarlung Zangbo River in Tibet, China


  Bin Huo, Bao Ma, Cong Xie, You Duan, Xue Yang, Hai Huang

Seasonal dynamics of the copepod community in a tropical monsoonal estuary and the role of sex ratio in their abundance pattern


  G Vineetha, N V Madhu, K K Kusum, P M Sooria

Biological mosquito control is affected by alternative prey


  Ram Kumar, Priyanesh Muhid, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Jaigopal Sharma, Jiang-Shiou Hwang

Morphometric variation of the endangered Caspian lamprey, Caspiomyzon wagneri (Pisces: Petromyzontidae), from migrating stocks of two rivers along the southern Caspian Sea


  Vatandoust S, Mousavi-Sabet H, Razeghi-Mansour M, AnvariFar H and Heidari A

Mesozooplankton biomass and copepod estimated production in a temperate estuary (Mondego estuary): effects of processes operating at different timescales


  Gonçalves DA, Marques SC, Primo AL, Martinho F, Bordalo MDB and Pardal MÂ

A new species of Notogynaphallia (Platyhelminthes, Geoplanidae) extends the known distribution of land planarians in Chacoan province (Chacoan subregion), South America


  Negrete L, Leal-Zanchet AM and Brusa F