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Cyanine Blue: A Versatile and Harmless Stain for Specimen Observation
A staining technique for small fluid-preserved specimens, widely used by Japanese ichthyologists, is described. This technique is so widespread and popular in Japan that it is the ichthyologicalExpand
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Phylogenetic placement of retropinnid fishes: data set incongruence can be reduced by using asymmetric character state transformation costs.
We used mitochondrial DNA sequences to determine the phylogenetic placement of southern smelts (Retropinnidae), a group of diadromous fishes endemic to New Zealand and Australia. Our genetic dataExpand
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Growth and morphological development of sagittal otoliths of larval and early juvenile Trachurus japonicus
The daily periodicity of growth increment formation in sagittal otoliths of jack mackerel Trachurus japonicus was validated by marking otoliths with alizarin complexone (ALC). Analysis of otoliths ofExpand
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Adult form of a giant anguilliform leptocephalus Thalassenchelyscoheni Castle and Raju 1975 is Congriscusmegastomus (Günther 1877)
Anguilliform leptocephali of the genus Thalassenchelys Castle and Raju 1975 are remarkably large and peculiarly shaped eel larvae, whose adult form has been unknown since the discovery of the larvaeExpand
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Life history of shirauo Salangichthys microdon ; Salangidae in a brackish lake, Lake Hinuma, Japan
Shirauo S. microdon Bleeker: Salangidae is a very popular food fish, inhabiting brackish waters throughout Japan. However, little is known regarding the life cycle of the species. A 2-year survey wasExpand
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Environmental variability and growth histories of larval Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus) and Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus) near the frontal area of the Kuroshio
Environmental variability and growth-rate histories from hatching to capture were investigated for larval Japanese sardine (Sardinops melanostictus) and Japanese anchovy (Engraulis japonicus). LarvaeExpand
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Temporal utilization of a brackish water lake, Lake Hinuma, as a nursery ground by amphidromous ayu, Plecoglossus altivelis (Plecoglossidae) larvae
SynopsisA study was conducted in Lake Hinuma, northern central Japan, in order to elucidate the role of a brackish water lake in the early life history of amphidromous ayu, Plecoglossus altivelisExpand
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Paeonocanthus antarcticensis (Hewitt, 1965): a rare copepod parasite of bathypelagic fish, Bathylagus antarcticus Günther, from the Antarctic Ocean
Abstract Paeonocanthus antarcticensis (Hewitt, 1965) is redescribed based on four specimens recovered from a deep-sea smelt, Bathylagus antarcticus Günther, collected in the Antarctic Ocean (65°S,Expand
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