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Enrichment of coastal zooplankton communities by drifting zooplankton patches from the Kuroshio front
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The results show that the zooplankton community structure in the patches is dominated by species which are usually found in the Kuroshio front formed in open sea environments, suggesting that it may play an important role in supplying reef-dwelling planktivores with their main prey resource. Expand
Phylogenetic relationship of two Mola sunfishes (Tetraodontiformes: Molidae) occurring around the coast of Japan, with notes on their geographical distribution and morphological characteristics
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Three independent groups, including groups A and B, were found, each with a wide geographical distribution, which suggests the presence of at least three independent species within the genus Mola. Expand
Short-term foraging patterns of individual cornetfish, Fistularia commersonii, based on stomach content analysis
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Stomach contents of 75 specimens of the cornetfish Fistularia commersonii, collected in shallow water off Kuchinoerabu-jima Island, southern Japan were analyzed, suggesting that most of the large cornet fish may selectively hunt either type of prey. Expand
Terrestrial reproduction by the air‐breathing fish Andamia tetradactyla (Pisces; Blenniidae) on supralittoral reefs
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Reproductive behaviours of the rockhopper blenny Andamia tetradactyla were studied on supralittoral reefs of Kuchierabu-jima Island, southern Japan, and it was found that nests maintained higher humidity than outside. Expand
Feeding Habits of Moray Eels (Pisces: Muraenidae) at Kuchierabu-jima
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Gymnothorax, Gymnomuraena, and Uropterygius macrocephalus: a chronology of key events. Expand
Direct observations of groups of mysids in shallow coastal waters of western Japan and southern Korea
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Groups (swarms, schools or aggregations) of mysids occurring in shallow coastal waters of western Japan and southern Korea were directly observed by SCUBA and skin divers during the day and classified into 2 types in terms of mobility: stationary and migratory; however, the mobility of the swarms was changeable with season and with sexual maturity. Expand
Fish-egg predation by the small clingfish Pherallodichthys meshimaensis(Gobiesocidae) on the shallow reefs of Kuchierabu-jima Island, southern Japan
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Predation of demersal fish eggs by the clingfish Pherallodichthys meshimaensis on the shallow reefs of Kuchierabu-jima Island, southern Japan may change its feeding habits when growing to an obligate fish-egg eater targeting demeral egg spawners. Expand
Sleeping mound construction using coral fragments by the rockmover wrasse
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The rockmover wrasse Novaculichthys taeniourus was observed using coral fragments for mound construction on the reefs of Kuchierabu-jima Island, Japan, to facilitate the retention of sleeping sites under competition with other sand-diving wrasses. Expand
Local prey search based on spatial memory and expectation in the planktivorous reef fish, Chromis chrysurus (Pomacentridae)
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The stout-body chromis species employed a local search strategy involving spatial memory and expectation, despite using a rapidly changing and dynamic zooplankton resource, resulting in relatively high capture rates per unit effort. Expand
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