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Decrease of Abalone Resources with Disappearance of Macroalgal Beds Around the Ojika Islands, Nagasaki, Southwestern Japan
ABSTRACT Because abalone feed mainly on macroalgae, the disappearance of macroalgal beds would have negative effects on abalone. We investigated the relationship between abalone resources andExpand
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Molecular Species Identification of Spiny Lobster Phyllosoma Larvae of the Genus Panulirus from the Northwestern Pacific
To identify lobster phyllosoma larvae of the genus Panulirus occurring in waters adjacent to Japan, genetic variation within and between 10 Indo-Pacific lobster species was investigated usingExpand
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Seasonal changes in dietary composition of the herbivorous fish Kyphosus bigibbus in southwestern Japan
AbstractKyphosus bigibbus is an herbivorous fish, and its relatively large body size and schooling behavior may have a significant effect on macroalgae in southwestern Japan. However, the feedingExpand
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Life history characteristics of the protogynous parrotfish Calotomus japonicus from northwest Kyushu, Japan
In this study, we examined the life history characteristics of the parrotfish Calotomus japonicus, using individuals collected between May 2003 and May 2008 off the Nagasaki Peninsula in northwestExpand
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Larval identification following metamorphosis in the slender brown moray Strophidon ui from the western North Pacific
Leptocephalus larvae collected from the western North Pacific, and characterized by yellow head pigmentation and many myomeres, were identified as the slender brown moray Strophidon ui followingExpand
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Identification of leptocephalus larvae of the tiger moray Scuticaria tigrina (Anguilliformes; Muraenidae) based on morphometric and genetic evidence
Leptocephali collected from the south of Japan and assigned to the muraenid subfamily Uropterygiinae were identified as Scuticaria tigrina on the basis of morphometric and genetic evidence.Expand
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Identification of Leptocephali Representing Four Muraenid Species from the Western North Pacific, Based on Morphometric and Mitochondrial DNA Sequence Analyses
Leptocephalus larvae collected from the western North Pacific Ocean were identified as Gymnothorax buroensis (Bleeker, 1857), Gymnothorax meleagris (Show, 1795), Gymnothorax eurostus (Abbott, 1860),Expand
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Leptocephalus larvae of two moray eels (Anguilliformes; Muraenidae), Gymnothorax sagmacephalus and Gymnothorax albimarginatus, identified from morphometric and genetic evidence
Two forms of muraenid leptocephali, collected from the western Pacific Ocean, were identified as Gymnothorax sagmacephalus Böhlke 1997 and Gymnothorax albimarginatus (Temminck and Schlegel 1846) onExpand
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Spawning season and size at sexual maturity of Kyphosus bigibbus (Kyphosidae) from northwest Kyushu, Japan
The reproductive characteristics of Kyphosus bigibbus were examined using individuals collected between June 2004 and February 2009 off Nagasaki Peninsula in northwest Kyushu, Japan. The spawningExpand
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Behavior and migration of rabbitfish Siganus fuscescens and grey seachub Kyphosus bigibbus off Nomozaki [Japan], Kyushu, tracked by biotelemetry method
長崎県野母崎の藻場周辺で,ピンガーを装着したアイゴとノトイスズミを設置型受信機により 4 ヶ月半にわたって追跡した。二種ともに毎日のように藻場へ来遊し,日中活動することがわかった。夜間にはアイゴは藻場付近の深場に移動し,ノトイスズミは外海側へ移動すると推定された。アイゴでは約 20℃,ノトイスズミでは 16~17℃Expand
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