Kwang-Tsao Shao

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Due to insufficient morphological diagnostic characters in larval fishes, it is easy to misidentify them and difficult to key to the genus or species level. The identification results from different laboratories are often inconsistent. This experiment aims to find out, by applying DNA barcoding, how inconsistent the identifications can be among larval fish(More)
The management of real-time streaming data in large-scale collaborative applications presents major processing , communication and administrative challenges. To that end, an open-source RBNB DataTurbine provides an excellent basis for developing robust streaming data middleware. The current RBNB DataTurbine streaming data middleware system satisfies a core(More)
Phylogenetic relastionships within the family pomacentridae teleostei: Perciformes) were inferred by analyzing a portion of the 12S mitochondrial ribosomal DNA gene. Thirty-four pomacentrid species were sequenced for this study and the resulting data were combined with previously published pomacentrid sequence data to form a combined matrix of 53(More)
The emergence of social media enables people to interact with others on the web in ways that are media-rich ("updates" or "posts" can be text, photo, audio, video, etc), time-shifted (correspondence need not happen at once or within a pre-defined time frame), and social in nature. By utilizing social media, citizen science projects can potentially engage(More)
The biodiversity databases in Taiwan were dispersed to various institutions and colleges with limited amount of data by 2001. The Natural Resources and Ecology GIS Database sponsored by the Council of Agriculture, which is part of the National Geographic Information System planned by the Ministry of Interior, was the most well established biodiversity(More)
Under the support of the National Digital Archive Program (NDAP), basic species information about most Taiwanese fishes, including their morphology, ecology, distribution, specimens with photos, and literatures have been compiled into the " Fish Database of Taiwan " (http://fishdb.sinica.edu.tw). We expect that the all Taiwanese fish species databank (RSD),(More)
With the establishment of the " Biodiversity Promotion Plan " by the Executive Yuan, Resources Center, which is in charge of integrating data on agriculture, forestry, fishery, animal husbandry, and germplasm, began collaborating with the Catalog of Life of TaiBNET in 2004. Through a linker, i.e., the scientific name, data in these two databases can be(More)
The genetic relationships among northern South China Sea populations of the six bar wrasse (Thallasoma hardwicki) were investigated. Fish collected from the Solomon Islands were used for geographic comparison. In 1998 and 1999, a total of 100 fish were sampled from 6 localities of the northern South China Sea and 3 localities of the Solomon Islands. Genetic(More)
(1999) Species composition of fish in the coastal zones of the Tsengwen estuary, with descriptions of five new records from Taiwan. Zoological Studies 38(4): 391-404. Fishes in the estuary of the Tsengwen River and nearby coastal zone were collected using different gear between October 1994 and July 1997. A checklist of all fish species is given in the(More)
Examination and taxonomic review of the batfishes collected from New Zealand and adjacent waters reveals five nominal species: Halieutopsis bathyoreos and Malthopsis mitrigera are recorded from New Zealand for the first time; the synonymy of Halieutaea maoria with H. stellata is confirmed, and two new species are described. Malthopsis asparata sp. nov. is(More)