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), Sheng-Feng Shen, Chih-Ming Hung, Hui-Yu Wang, Jen-Pan Huang, Tzu-Hao Lin, Chien-Hsiang Lin, Yi-Jyun Luo (Managing editor)

Impact Factor: 1.5
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Ranking: 2023: 58/180 (Zoology)

ISSN (E): 1810-522X
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Zoological Studies Editorial Team
The editors and managing editors are supported by professors/ research fellows at Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

The editors and co-editors in chief are supported by 33 Associate Editors including Drs. Benny Kwok Kan Chan, Chaolun Allen Chen, Chi-Chien Kuo, Chien-Hsiang Lin, Chih-Ming Hung, Chung-Ping Lin, Claudia Castellani, Daniel Stec, David Miller, Felipe Polivanov Ottoni, Gray A. Williams, Hin-Kiu Mok, Hiroomi Miyamot, Hsi-Te Shih, Hui-Yu Wang, I-Min Tso, James D. Reimer, Jen-Pan Huang, Jens Thorvald Høeg, Jian-Nan Liu, John Wang, Ka Hou Chu, Pung-Pung Hwang, Ryuji Machida, Sen-Lin Tang, Sheng-Feng Shen, Shen-Horn Yen, Shou-Hsien Li, Teng-Chiu Lin, Tzu-Hao Lin, Tzu-Ruei Yang, Y. Miles Zhang, Yasuyuki Hashiguchi, Yeong-Choy Kam, Yi-Jyun Luo.

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Message from the Editor in Chief
We take up a responsibility for the academic society

    Nowadays, journals often require expensive page charges/open-access fees to publish scientific research articles. Is it possible there are quality assured, peer-reviewed and open-access SCI scientific journals, in which colleagues can publish their research without these hefty fees? We, the Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, have taken up this responsibility. We publish a journal entitled Zoological Studies, to provide a free SCI open-access publication platform for colleagues to share their research achievements.
    Publishing articles free of page charges does not mean that articles in Zoological Studies lack quality. All accepted articles have passed a formal review system. Impact factors are often used to judge the quality of a journal. However, article citations can be also affected by the  marketing methods used in journals published by commercial publishers. We expect to maintain a respectable impact factor for Zoological Studies. All articles are 1) formally assigned a DOI number and are open-access on the web, 2) listed and housed in PubMed database and 3) promoted in our twitter and facebook accounts. We are not under the umbrella of any commercial publisher. All the editors and reviewers are volunteers. We hope you can support us by submitting your quality research to Zoological Studies, and subsequently upload your published articles in Research Gate to enhance citations as well.

Prof. Benny K.K. Chan
Latest research articles in 2024
Two New Species of Cave-Dwelling Pseudoscorpions Pseudochthonius Balzan, 1892 (Pseudoscorpiones, Chthoniidae) from Northeastern Brazil: Shedding Light on the Troglobitic Status of Some Brazilian Species
Guilherme C. Prado and Rodrigo L. Ferreira (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-21)
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A New Cryptic Species of Splitfin Fish from Taiwan with Revision of the Genus Synagrops
Dominique P. Mediodia, Chia-Hao Chang, Hsuang-Ching Ho, Tomáš Přikryl, and Chien-Hsiang Lin (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-20)
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Integrative Taxonomy Reveals Freshwater Shrimp Diversity (Decapoda: Atyidae: Neocaridina) from Kyushu and Southern Honshu of Japan, with a Discussion on Introduced Species
Hsi-Te Shih, Yixiong Cai, Nobuaki Niwa, Hidenori Yoshigou, and Yasuhiko Nakahara (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-18)
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Deduced Conservation Strategy of the Macaques in China from their Evolutionary Development
Haitao Wang, Huan Zou, He-Xian Zhang, Hao Pan, Jing Wang, Gaigai Guo, Rong Hou, Kang Huang, Songtao Guo, Gang He, Pei Zhang, He Zhang, Baoguo Li, and Ruliang Pan (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-15)
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Four Decades of Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas) Strandings on Hawai‘i Island (1983–2022): Causes and Trends
Skylar Dentlinger, Karla J. McDermid, Grady Weyenberg, Laura M. R. Jim, Marc R. Rice, and George H. Balazs (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-16)
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New Insights into the Biodiversity of Benthic Hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from Seamounts in the Remote Macquarie Ridge, with the Description of Three New Species
Álvaro Luis Peña Cantero (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-17)
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Unveiling the Diversity of the Smislug Gnus Durgella Blanford, 1863 (Eupulmonata: Helicarionidae) from Thailand and Myanmar, with Dscription of Two New Species
Arthit Pholyotha, Chirasak Sutcharit, Ngwe Lwin, and Panha Somsak (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-14)
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A New Species of Parapleurocrypta Chopra, 1923 (Isopoda, Epicaridea, Bopyridae) Parasitizing Shrimps of the Genus Synalpheus Spence Bate, 1888 (Decapoda, Caridea, Alpheidae) from the Fernando de Noronha Archipelago, Brazil
Amanda P. Horch, Jason D. Williams, and Mariana Terossi (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-13)
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Age and Growth of the Indian Squid, Uroteuthis duvaucelii: Analysis of Statolith Microstructure and Length Frequency Data
Jessica M. Legaspi, Annabelle G.C. del Norte-Campos, and Wilfredo L. Campos (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-12)
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Habitat Partitioning in Two Intertidal Limpets, Siphonaria guamensis (Heterobranchia) and Patelloida saccharina (Patellogastropoda), from Southern Thailand
Suphatsara Sangphueak, Tin Yan Hui, Sarah L.Y. Lau, Gray A. Williams, and Kringpaka Wangkulangkul (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-11)
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Changes in Soil Bacterial and Nematode Communities during Long-term Continuous Cotton Cropping in an Arid Region
Hong Chen, Fenghua Zhang, Lei Yang, Zaixin Li, and Jiajie Liu (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-05)
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Ancient Endemic or Recent Invader? Phylogenetic Position and the Probable Origin of the Ccladoceran Diaphanosoma macedonicum (Diplostraca, Sididae) from the Ancient Lakes in the Balkans
Charo López-Blanco, Ohrideja Tasevska, Goce Kostoski, Eduardo Vicente, Laura S. Epp, and Antonio García-Alix (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-09)
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Wing Condition and Distribution of a Mesoamerican Montane Genus of Wood-degrading Beetles, Oileus Kaup (Coleoptera: Passalidae), with the Description of a New Species
Edwin R. Ariza-Marín, Larry Jiménez-Ferbans, and Pedro Reyes-Castillo (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-10)
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Lethal Consequences and Embryo Shell Shape Alterations in the Marine Gastropod Trophon geversianus Due to Elevated Temperatures
Rocío Aimé Nieto Vilela, Sebastián Giulianelli, Soledad Zabala, Gregorio Bigatti, and Federico Márquez (doi:-10.6620/ZS.2024.63-08)
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Revising Spider Egg-predating Fly Records (Diptera: Sarcophagidae): New Insights on Prey, Taxonomy, and Distribution of Sarcophaga (Mehria) lorosa Hall in Southern South America
Filipe Macedo Gudin, Diego Galvão de Pádua, Pablo Ricardo Mulieri, Benito Cortés-Rivas, Andrés Moreira-Muñoz, and Rodrigo de Oliveira Araujo (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-07)
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Effects of Road-traffic Disturbances on the Bird Community of a Subtropical Island
Marcin Polak and Jolanta Polak (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-06)
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Morphology and Phylogenetic Position of the Sargassum Nudibranch Scyllaea fulva Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 (Nudibranchia: Scyllaeidae): First Record in Hong Kong
Sam King Fung Yiu, Thomas Ka Tung Leung, Gabriel Yeung Lee, and Meng Yan (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-04)
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Description and Phylogenetic Position of a New Genus and Species of Deep-Water Alpheid Shrimp Associated with Glass Sponges off New Caledonia (Decapoda: Caridea)
Hossein Ashrafi, Zdeněk Ďuriš, and Arthur Anker (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-03)
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Optical Properties of Body Mucus Secreted from the Coral Reef Sea Slugs:l Measurement of Refractive Indices and Relative Absorption Spectra
Ryogo Takano and Euichi Hirose (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-02)
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The Fauna of Parasitic Barnacles (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala) in Korea
Jibom Jung and Joong-Ki Park (doi:10.6620/ZS.2024.63-01)
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Vol. 63, 2024