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New Records of Sea Stars (Asteroidea: Echinodermata) from the Continental Shelf of Taiwan
From July 1995 to August 1998, starfish were collected by trawling sandy substrates at 30-250 m depth along the coast of Taiwan. Nineteen species in 7 families were collected at 6 stations. SixExpand
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Spawning time of two shallow-water brittle stars
Broadcast spawning, wherein gametes of both sexes are released for external fertiliza- tion, is a common mode of reproduction in marine organisms. Despite its importance in the life histo- ries ofExpand
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Tetrodotoxins of the starfish Astropecten vappa collected from western Taiwan
It is well known that tetrodotoxin (TTX) is a potent neurotoxin widely distributed in marine animals. Food poisoning incidents due to ingestion of puffer, gastropod, and goby were reported in Taiwan.Expand
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The Irregular Sea Urchins (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) from Taiwan, with Descriptions of Six New Records
Taiwan's irregular sea urchin fauna now comprises 19 valid species in 11 families. New records include Fibularia ovulum Lamarck (Fibulariidae), Astriclypeus manni Verrill (Astriclypeidae),Expand
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Revision of Taiwan Starfish (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), with Description of Ten New Records
Shyh-Min Chao (1999) Revision of Taiwan starfish (Echinodermata: Asteroidea), with description of ten new records. Zoological Studies 38(4): 405-415. This paper revises Taiwan's starfish fauna,Expand
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High Density of Flower Urchin, Toxopneustes pileolus, in Houbihu Lagoon, Southern Taiwan
Prior to 2003, flower urchins (Toxopneustes pileolus) were nearly absent in Houbihu Lagoon (120° 44' 50.83” E, 21° 56' 49.43” N) in southern Taiwan because of harvesting by locals and fishermen. InExpand
Response of the sea cucumber Holothuria cinerascens to the predatory gastropod Tonna perdix
The process of a predatory gastropod (Tonna perdix) interacting with its sea cucumber (Holothuria cinerascens) prey was recorded in a reef tidal pool in Southern Taiwan. The sea cucumber reacted byExpand
A Revision of the Family Astropectinidae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from Taiwan, with Description of Five New Records
Shyh-Min Chao (1999) A revision of the family Astropectinidae (Echinodermata: Asteroidea) from Taiwan, with description of five new records. Zoological Studies 38(3): 257-267. From July 1994 toExpand
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Shallow-water marine shells from northeastern Taiwan
From 1995 to 2002, marine shells were collected by scuba diving and snorkeling to a depth of 20 m from northeastern Taiwan. In total, 208 species in 52 families were collected. Among them, fiveExpand
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Defecation Behavior of the Hairy Urchin, "Tripneustes gratilla"
The hairy urchin, "Tripneustes gratilla" (Linnaeus 1758), is a common sea urchin in the shallow waters of Indo-West Pacific reefs. Its anus is centered on top of its body. During a windless period inExpand