We publish high quality peer-reviewed articles on animal behavior, comparative physiology, evolution, ecology, and systematics and biogeography on animals taxa from all parts of the world.
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Zoological Studies is an OPEN ACCESS international journal and FREE OF PAGE CHARGES from authors.

Edited by:
Benny K.K. Chan (Editor-in-Chief)
Sen-Lin Tang (Co-Editor-in-Chief)


Impact Factor: 1.257
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Ranking: 2019: 78/168 (Zoology)

ISSN (E): 1810-522X
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Zoological Studies Editorial Team

The Editor in Chief, Dr. Benny K.K. Chan, and the Co-editors in Chief, Dr. Sen-Lin Tang are professors/ research fellows at Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

The editors and co-editors in chief are supported by 30 Associate Editors including Drs.Sheng-Feng Shen, I-Min Tso, Pung-Pung Hwang, Yeong-Choy Kam, David Miller, Shou-Hsien Li, Chung-Pin Lin, John Wang, Claudia Castellani, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Chih-Ming Hung, Chiun-Cheng Ko, Chi-Chien Kuo, Teng-Chiu Lin, Jian-Nan Liu, Ryuji Machida, Hiroomi Miyamoto, Yoko Nozawa, Gray A. Williams, Benny K.K. Chan, Allen Chen, Ka Hou Chu, Jens Thorvald Høeg, Jen-Pan Huang, Hin-Kiu Mok, Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, James D. Reimer, Shen-Horn Yen, Sen-Lin Tang, and Daryi Wang.


(See Editorial Board for details)


Message from the Editor in Chief

We take up a responsibility for the academic society

    Nowadays, we often need to pay expensive page charges/open-access fees to publish our works as most of the journals are now run by business publishers. Is it possible there are quality assured, peer-reviewed and open-access SCI scientific journals, in which colleagues can publish their research achievement free? We, Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, attempts to take up this responsibility. We run Zoological Studies, to provide a free SCI open-access publication platform for colleagues to share out their research achievements.
    Publish articles free of page charges does not mean Zoological Studies is lack of good quality. All the accepted articles passed a formal review system. Impact factors is an indication for the article citations in a journals and has implications for journal quality. However, article citations can be also affected by the ways of marketing methods for journals in commercial publishers. We are trying hard to maintain a good impact factor for Zoological Studies. All articles are 1) formally applied for a DOI number and being open-access in the web, 2) listed and housed in PubMed database and 3) promoted in our twitters and facebook. We are not under any umbrella of commercial publishers. All the editors and reviewers are volunteers for the academics. We hope you can support us to submit your quality works to Zoological Studies, and upload your published articles in Research Gate to enhance citations as well.

Prof. Benny K.K. Chan

Recent published articles in 2021
Vocalization development in the Geoffroy’s bat, Myotis emarginatus (Chiroptera: Vespertilionidae)
Robab Mehdizadeh, Hojjat Eghbali, and Mozafar Sharifi (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (685KB)
Two New Species of the Brazilian Millipede Genus Rhicnosthetus Hoffman, 2006 (Polydesmida: Chelodesmidae), Including a Key to Males
Rodrigo Salvador Bouzan, Luiz Felipe Moretti Iniesta, Antonio Domingos Brescovit (doi:-)
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Crustacean Fauna of the Aral Sea and its Relation to Ichthyofauna during the Modern Regression Crisis and Efforts at Restoration
Igor S. Plotnikov, Nikolai V. Aladin, Jens Mossin, and Jens T. Høeg (doi:-)
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An Endemic and Endangered New Species of the Lizard Liolaemus montanus Group from Southwestern Peru (Iguania: Liolaemidae), with a Key for the Species of the L. reichei Clade
Aarón J. Quiroz, Ling Huamaní-Valderrama, Roberto C. Gutiérrez, Álvaro J. Aguilar-Kirigin, Evaristo López-Tejeda, Ana Lazo-Rivera, Wilson Huanca-Mamani, Pablo Valladares-Faúndez, Juan J. Morrone, José Cerdeña, Juan C. Chaparro, and Cristian S. Abdala (doi:-)
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Morphological and Genetic Variation Among Populations of the Fiddler Crab Minuca burgersi (Holthuis, 1967) (Crustacea: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) from Shores of the Caribbean Basin and Western South Atlantic Ocean
C. L. Thurman, R. E. Alber, M. J. Hopkins, and Hsi-Te Shih (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (2.20MB)
Free-living Microturbellarians (Platyhelminthes) from Wetlands in Southern Brazil, with the Description of Three New Species
Jhoe Reyes, Daniela Binow, Rogério T. Vianna, Francisco Brusa, and Samantha E. Martins (doi:-)
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Seasonal Changes in the Sexual Size Dimorphisms of the Chelipeds and Pleons of the Porcellanid Crab Petrolisthes japonicus
Katsuyuki Hamasaki and Shigeki Dan (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (592KB)
Description of A New Genus and Two New Species of Freshwater Crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Gecarcinucidae) from the Southwestern Ghats, India
Smrithy Raj, Appukuttannair Biju Kumar, and Peter K. L. Ng (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (3.26MB)
Checklist of Pseudoscorpions (Arachnida, Pseudoscorpiones) of Albania
Martina Červená, Giulio Gardini, Daniel Jablonski, and Jana Christophoryová (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.34MB)
Revision of Majella Ortmann, 1893 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majidae), with Description of Two New Species from the Indian Ocean
Peter K. L. Ng, Bee Yan, Lee, and Bertrand Richer de Forges (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (4.89MB)
Finding Padaeus bovillus (Hemiptera: Pentatomidae): A Phylogenetic Placement and the Description of Its Sister Species
Filipe Michels Bianchi, Verônica Krein, David Rider, and Jocelia Grazia (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (3.70MB)
A Different Perspective on Sex Dimorphism in the Adult Hermann’s Tortoise: Geometric Morphometry
Sokol Duro, Ozan Gündemir, Bektaş Sönmez, Tefik Jashari, Tomasz Szara, Gülsün Pazvant, Arben Kambo (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.36MB)
A Taxonomic Review of the Buccal-attaching Fish Parasite Genus Lobothorax Bleeker, 1857 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) with Description of A New Species from Southwestern India
Panakkool Thamban Aneesh, Niel L. Bruce, Appukuttannair Biju Kumar, Bincy M Raj, and Sreenath T Mohanan (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.26MB)
The Head of Fannia pusio (Fanniidae: Diptera) as A Novel Source of Morphometric Data for the Assessment of Variation along Geographic and Biological Lines
Yolanda Bravo-Pena, José Herrera-Russert, Elena Romera, and José Galián(doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.11MB)
Revisiting a 135-year-old Taxonomic Account of the Freshwater Snail Semisulcospira multigranosa: Designating its Lectotype and Describing a New Species of the Genus (Mollusca: Gastropoda: Semisulcospiridae)
Naoto Sawada and Takafumi Nakano (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.60MB)
A Taxonomic Review of the Gall Wasp Genus Saphonecrus Dalla-Torre and Kieffer and other Oak Cynipid Inquilines (Hymenoptera: Cynipidae) from Mainland China, with Updated Keys to Eastern Palaearctic and Oriental Species
Irene Lobato-Vila, Yiping Wang, George Melika, Rui Guo, Xiaoxue Ju, and Juli Pujade-Villar (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.68MB)
Beetle Diversity Across Micro-habitats on Lizard Island Group (Great Barrier Reef, Australia)
John J. McCormack and Darko D. Cotoras (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.14MB)
Differential Protein Metabolism and Regeneration in Gastrocnemius Muscles in High-fat Diet Fed Mice and Pre-hibernation Daurian Ground Squirrels: A Comparison between Pathological and Healthy Obesity
Xia Yan, Qiaohua Niu, Xuli Gao, Shenyang Shen, Nan He, Huiping Wang, Rongrong Fang, Yunfang Gao, and Hui Chang (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (2.87MB)
Nesting Biology of the Solitary Wasp Pisoxylon amenkei (Hymenoptera, Crabronidae, Trypoxylini) in a Neotropical Hotspot of Southern Brazil
Jean Pablo Alves de Deus, Caroline Nepomuceno Queiros, and Maria Luisa Tunes Buschini (doi:-)
AbstractEarly veiw (946KB)
Mitochondrial Markers Identify a Genetic Boundary of the Green Tiger Prawn (Penaeus semisulcatus) in the Indo-Pacific Ocean
Siti Amalia Aisyah Abdul Halim, Ahmad Sofiman Othman, Noor Adelyna Mohammed Akib, Noorul-Azliana Jamaludin, Yuzine Esa, and Siti Azizah Mohd Nor (doi:-)
AbstractEarly view (1.39MB)
A Review of the Parasitic Isopod Genus Epicepon Nierstrasz & Brender à Brandis, 1931 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Epicaridea), Parasites of Cyclodorippoid Crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), with Description of a New Species from New Caledonia
Christopher B. Boyko and Jason D. Williams (doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-04)
AbstractPDF (3.01MB)
Synchrony between Reproductive Phase and Flood Period: A Dispersion Mechanism for the Freshwater Clam Corbicula fluminea (Bivalvia: Corbiculidae) in a Brazilian Neotropical Floodplain
Claudenice Dei Tos,  Camila Antoniassi Cardim, Vanessa de Brito Pereira, and Roger Paulo Mormul (doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-03)
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Preliminary Study of Temperature Effects on Size and Shape in the Modern Spinicaudatan Eulimnadia texana (Crustacea: Branchiopoda)
Manja Hethke, Stephen C. Weeks, Veronika Schöttle, and D. Christopher Rogers (doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-02)
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Two New Species and a Further Country Record of the Caridean Shrimp Genus Periclimenaeus Borradaile, 1915 from Korea (Decapoda: Palaemonidae)
Jin-Ho Park and Sammy De Grave (doi:10.6620/ZS.2021.60-01)
AbstractPDF (19.4MB)