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Nematomorph parasites indirectly alter the food web and ecosystem function of streams through behavioural manipulation of their cricket hosts.
Nematomorph parasites manipulate crickets to enter streams where the parasites reproduce. These manipulated crickets become a substantial food subsidy for stream fishes. We used a field experiment toExpand
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Evolution of feeding specialization in Tanganyikan scale-eating cichlids: a molecular phylogenetic approach
BackgroundCichlid fishes in Lake Tanganyika exhibit remarkable diversity in their feeding habits. Among them, seven species in the genus Perissodus are known for their unique feeding habit of scaleExpand
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Nematomorph parasites drive energy flow through a riparian ecosystem.
Parasites are ubiquitous in natural systems and ecosystem-level effects should be proportional to the amount of biomass or energy flow altered by the parasites. Here we quantified the extent to whichExpand
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Phylogeography of White-Spotted Charr (Salvelinus leucomaenis) Inferred from Mitochondrial DNA Sequences
The white-spotted charr (Salvelinus leucomaenis) is a coldwater-adapted fish distributed in far-eastern Asia. To assess phylogeographic patterns of this species over most of its range in the JapaneseExpand
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A RAD-based linkage map and comparative genomics in the gudgeons (genus Gnathopogon, Cyprinidae)
BackgroundThe construction of linkage maps is a first step in exploring the genetic basis for adaptive phenotypic divergence in closely related species by quantitative trait locus (QTL) analysis.Expand
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Phylogeny and historical demography of endemic fishes in Lake Biwa: the ancient lake as a promoter of evolution and diversification of freshwater fishes in western Japan
Abstract To elucidate the origins of the endemic fish of Lake Biwa, an ancient lake in Japan, and the role of the lake in the diversification of freshwater fish in western Japan, we established aExpand
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Faunal structure of Japanese freshwater fishes and its artificial disturbance
  • K. Watanabe
  • Biology
  • Environmental Biology of Fishes
  • 1 July 2012
The hierarchical structure of areas of endemicity of freshwater fishes in the Japanese Archipelago was analyzed using parsimony analysis of endemicity (PAE) and its modification. Supporting theExpand
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Comparison of genetic population structure between two cyprinids, Hemigrammocypris rasborella and Pseudorasbora pumila subsp., in the Ise Bay basin, central Honshu, Japan
Two small cyprinid fishes, Hemigrammocypris rasborella and Pseudorasbora pumila subsp. (sensu Nakamura 1963), inhabit similar habitats and often occur sympatrically in the Ise Bay basin, centralExpand
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Fossil bagrid catfishes from Japan and their zoogeography, with description of a new species,Pseudobagrus ikiensis
Morphological characteristics of fossil bagrid catfishes from six Miocene to Pleistocene localities in Japan are described. A new species of the Middle Miocene bagrid,Pseudobagrus ikiensis, isExpand
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