Zoological Studies supported by the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
We publish high quality peer-reviewed articles on animal behavior, comparative physiology, evolution, ecology, and systematics and biogeography on all animals taxon from all parts of the world.

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

Impact Factor: 1.008
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Ranking: 2016: 85/162 (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 and Dr. Daryi Wang are professors/ research fellows in Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

The editors and co-editors in chief are supported by 25 associate editors including Drs I-Ming Tso, Shen-Feng Shen, David Miller, Pung-Pung Hwang, Yeong-Choy Kam, Shou-Hsien Li, Chung-Ping Li, John Wang, Chiun-Cheng Ko, Gray A. Williams, Ryuji Machida, Teng-Chiu Lin, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yoko Nozawa, Chih-Ming Hung, Jian-Nan Liu, Chi-Chien Kuo, Hiroomi Miyamoto, Claudia Castellani, Allen Chen, Hin-Kiu Mok, James Reimer, Jens T. Hoeg, Ka-Hou Chu and Shen-Horn Yen.

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Published articles in 2018

The Efficiency of Cultivation Media in Recovering Naked Lobose Amoebae from Freshwater Environments
Martin Mrva and Mária Garajová (doi:-10.6620/ZS.2018.57-09)
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Description of Elisesione imajimai sp. nov. From Japan (Annelida: Hesionidae) and A Redescription of E. problematica (Wesenberg-Lund, 1950) and Its Confirmation Within Hesionini
Naoto Jimi, Danny Eibye-Jacobsen, and Sergio I. Salazar-Vallejo (doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-08)
AbstractPDF (7.52MB)
The Global Invasion of the Genus Pterygoplichthys (Siluriformes: Loricariidae): Annotated List of Species, Distributional Summary, and Assessment of Impacts
Alexander Benjamin Orfinger and Daniel Douglas Goodding (doi:
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Reevaluation and New Species of Kainonereis Chamberlin, 1919 (Annelida: Polychaeta: Nereididae)
Víctor Manuel Conde-Vela, Xuwen Wu, and Sergio Ignacio Salazar-Vallejo (doi:
AbstractPDF (23.6MB)
New Records and Range Extensions of Some Marine Sponges (Porifera: Demospongiae and Homoscleromorpha) from the Andaman Islands, India: Part of the Indo-Burma Biodiversity Hotspot
Vibha V. Ubare and P. M. Mohan (doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-03)
AbstractPDF (16.6MB)
Redescription of Leocrates chinensis Kinberg, 1866 (Annelida, Hesionidae)
Zhi Wang, Jian-Wen Qiu, and Sergio I. Salazar-Vallejo (doi:
AbstractPDF (9.57MB)
Ephemeral and Localized Outbreaks of the Coral Predator Acanthaster cf. solaris in the Southwestern Lagoon of New Caledonia
Mehdi Adjeroud, Mohsen Kayal, Christophe Peignon, Matthieu Juncker, Suzanne C. Mills, Ricardo Beldade, and Pascal Dumas  (doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-04)
AbstractPDF (6.92MB)
Weather Conditions Influence Egg Volume Repeatability in Clutches of the Red-backed Shrike Lanius collurio
Artur Golawski and Cezary Mitrus (doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-02)
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Seasonal, Lunar and Tidal Influences on Habitat Use of Indo-Pacific Humpback Dolphins in Beibu Gulf, China
Shanshan Li, Huili Gao, Xiuqing Hao, Lin Zhu, Ting Li, Hongke Zhang, Yi Zhou, Xinrong Xu, Bingyao Chen, and Guang Yang (doi:10.6620/ZS.2018.57-01)
AbstractPDF (8.71MB)