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Goto R, Sato T, Nakajima H, Sugiyama T, Ishikawa H (2023) Latitudinal shift of the associated hosts in Sagamiscintilla thalassemicola (Galeommatoidea: Galeommatidae), a rare ectosymbiotic bivalve that lives on the proboscis of echiuran worms. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 103, e94.

Goto R, Hirabayashi I, Seike K, Yamashita M, Shimomura M (2023) Living together in dead coral rocks: macrosymbiotic communities associated with Bonellia echiuran worms (Annelida: Thalassematidae: Bonelliinae), involving new commensal bivalve and amphipod species. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, zlad103.

Kise H, Alves Santos ME, Loïs Fourreau, Iguchi A, Goto R, Reimer JD (2023) Evolutionary patterns of host switching, lifestyle mode and the diversification history in symbiotic zoantharians. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 182, 107732.

Murniati DC, Asakura A, Nakano T, Shimomura M (2023) Morphology of the gastric mill teeth in dotillid crabs (Crustacea: Brachyura: Dotillidae) from Indonesia. Journal of Morphology 284(e21605): 1–15.

Shinomiya C, Kobayashi G, Seike K, Yamashita M, Yamamori L, Sugiyama T, Kawamura M, Nishikawa K, Goto R (2023) Molecular and morphological assessment of juvenile and adult forms in the giant worm Eunice cf. aphroditois (Annelida: Eunicidae) and its phylogenetic position in the family. Zoological Science 40, 314–325.

Murniati DC, Asakura A, Davie PJF (2023) Two new species of Tmethypocoelis Koelbel, 1897 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Dotillidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. ZooKeys 1156, 159–190.

Kawamura M, Ishihara R, Oshiro K, Ishida M (2023) Long tubules of tentacular nematocysts in the moon jellyfish Aurelia coerulea (Semaeostomeae, Scyphozoa, Cnidaria) from Tanabe Bay, Pacific coast of southern Japan. Plankton and Benthos Research 18, 60–62.


Goto R., Takano T., Seike K., Yamashita M., Paulay G., Rodgers K. S., Hunter C. L., Tongkerd P., Sato S., Hong J-S., Endo K. (2022) Stasis and diversity in living fossils: Species delimitation and evolution of lingulid brachiopods. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 175, 107460.

幸塚 久典, 河村 真理子, 中野 智之 (2022) 和歌山県白浜町において初めて採集された熱帯性種ウスイトマキヒトデの記録. 南紀生物 64, 89–91.

Oshiro K., Yoshikawa A., Asakura A., Goto R. (2022) Patterns of shell utilization and preference in two sipunculan genera, Phascolion and Aspidosiphon. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 102, 87–97.

Kobayashi G., Itoh H., Nakajima N. (2022) First mitochondrial genomes of Capitellidae and Opheliidae (Annelida) and their phylogenetic placement. Mitochondrial DNA Part B 7, 577–579.

Kobayashi G., Itoh H., Kojima S. (2022) Mitogenome of a stink worm (Annelida: Travisiidae) includes degenerate group II intron that is also found in five congeneric species. Scientific Reports 12, 4449.

Uno H., Fukushima K., Kawamura M., Kurasawa A., Sato T. (2022) Direct and indirect effects of amphidromous shrimps on nutrient mineralization in streams in Japan. Oecologia 198, 493–505.


Kobayashi G., Sakamoto T. (2021) New record of bioluminescence in Odontosyllis cf. australiensis (Annelida: Syllidae: Eusyllinae) in Japan. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 101, 919–925.

Namikawa H., Kawamura M. (2021) The hydroid stage of the medusa Koellikerina bouilloni (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science A (Zoology) 47, 157–161.

Kusama Y., Nakano T., Asakura A.. (2021) Mucus-net feeding behavior by the sessile gastropod Thylacodes adamsii (Gastropoda: Vermetidae). Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 46, 55–69.

Kusama Y., Nakano T., Asakura A.. (2021) Differences in the spatial distribution and shell morphology of Thylacodes adamsii (Gastropoda: Vermetidae) distributed in the Pacific and the Sea of Japan coastal areas of Japan. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 46, 42–54.

Nishimoto A., Haga T., Asakura A., Shirayama Y. (2021) Autochthonous production contributes to the diet of wood-boring invertebrates in temperate shallow water. Oecologia 196, 877–889.

Kobayashi G., Kojima S. (2021) Travisia sanrikuensis, a new species of Travisiidae (Annelida) from the lower bathyal zone of the northwestern Pacific. Species Diversity 26, 131–136.

Kobayashi G., Itoh H., Fukuda H., Kojima S. (2021) The complete mitochondrial genome of the sand bubbler crab Scopimera globosa and its phylogenetic position. Genomics 113, 831–839.

Kobayashi G., Goto R. (2021) Molecular phylogenetic assessment of Spirobranchus kraussii-complex (Annelida: Serpulidae) from the Japanese Archipelago. Peer J 9, e11746.

Goto R., Takano T., Eernisse D. J., Kato M., Kano Y. (2021) Snails riding mantis shrimps: ectoparasites evolved from ancestors living as commensals on the host’s burrow wall. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 163, 107122.

Nakano T., Kawamura M., Kobayashi G., Koizumi K., Nakayama R., Sugiyama T., Shimomura M., Asakura A. (2021) The intertidal macrobenthic fauna of the Hatakejima Experimental Field, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, in 2019. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 46, 1–41.

Shimomura M., Fujita Y. (2021) Seborgia cavernicola sp. nov. from a submarine cave on Okinawa Island, Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan (Crustacea, Amphipoda, Seborgiidae). Zootaxa 4927, 133–142.

Lee Y., Ni G., Shin J., Kim T., Kern E. M. A., Kim Y., Kim S-C., Chan B., Goto R., Nakano T., Park J-K. (2021) Phylogeography of Mytilisepta virgata (Mytilidae: Bivalvia) in the northwestern Pacific: cryptic mitochondrial lineages and mito-nuclear discordance. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 157, 107037.

Goto R., Henmi Y., Shiozaki Y., Itani G. (2021) Giant spoon worms pumped out of their deep burrows: First collection of the main bodies of Ikeda taenioides (Annelida: Thalassematidae: Bonelliinae) in 88 years. Plankton & Benthos Research 16, 155–164.

Takano T, Goto R. (2021) Molecular and morphological systematics of the crinoid-parasitic snail genus Goodingia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Eulimidae) with new insights into intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships. Marine Biodiversity 51, 5.

Asakura A. (2021) Crustaceans in changing climate: Global warming and invasion of tropical land hermit crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura: Coenobitidae) into temperate area in Japan. Zoology 145, 125893.

Goto R., Sato T. (2021) Use of crustacean burrows as habitat by the marine snail Circulus cinguliferus (Gastropoda: Truncatelloidea: Vitrinellidae). Plankton and Benthos Research 16, 69–72.


Shimomura M., Fujita Y. (2020) Heteromysoides taramensis, a new species of mysid (Mysida: Mysidae) from an anchialine cave on Tarama Island, Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan. Zootaxa 4895, 135–145.

Shimomura M., Fujita Y. (2020) A new species of the genus Heteromysoides Băcescu, 1968 (Mysida, Mysidae) from a submarine cave on Kumejima Island, Ryukyu Islands, southwestern Japan. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 133, 49–58.

Ohta M., Kojima S., Shimomura M. (2020) A new species of Janirella Bonnier, 1896 (Isopoda: Asellota: Janirellidae) from western Japan Trench. Crustacean Research 49, 89–97.

Nakamachi T., Asakura A., Hirohashi N. (2020) Acoustic/vibration behaviors in crustaceans. In Rosenfeld C. S., Hoffmann F. (eds.) Neuroendocrine regulation of animal vocalization: mechanisms and anthropogenic factors in animal communication. Academic Press, 39–53 pp.

Kobayashi G., Mukai R., Itoh H. (2020) New record of Halla okudai Imajima, 1967 (Annelida, Eunicida, Oenonidae) from Fukue Island in the Goto Islands, Japan. Check List 16, 1199–1203.

Kobayashi G. (2020) Small-scale population genetic structure of the sand bubbler crab Scopimera ryukyuensis in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Molecular Biology Reports 47, 2619–2626.

Sugiyama T., Jimi N., Goto R. (2020) Widening the host range of the ectosymbiotic scale-worm Asterophilia culcitae (Annelida: Polynoidae) to three echinoderm classes, with data on its body color variation. Plankton and Benthos Research 15, 289–295.

Seike K., Goto R. (2020) Trophic segregation in a burrow: the stable carbon and nitrogen isotope ratios of the burrowing shrimp Upogebia major and its commensal bivalve Cryptomya busoensis. Plankton and Benthos Research 15, 220–227.

Nakayama R., Nakano T., Yusa Y. (2020) Seasonal utilization patterns of two snail hosts by the epizoic limpet Lottia tenuisculpta (Gastropoda: Patellogastropoda). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 530–531, 151402.

Nakano T., Nakayama, R., Takahashi Y. (2020) Artificial fertilisation and early development of a limpet Lottia tenuisculpta (Patellogastropoda: Lottiidae). Molluscan Research 40, 52-59.

Vakani B., Nakano T., Kundu R. (2020) Diversity and taxonomy of the intertidal patellogastropod limpets of the mainland Indian coastline. Zootaxa 4728, 211–226.

Nakamachi T., Asakura A. (2020) Reproductive aggregations of Dynoides dentisinus (Crustacea: Peracarida), an intertidal isopod with remarkable sexual dimorphism. The Biological Bulletin 239, 40–50.

Asakura A. (2020) Hermit crabs of the genus Diogenes Dana, 1851 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Diogenidae) collected during the Albatross Philippine Expedition, 1907-1910, including descriptions of three new species. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 45, 1–46.

Asakura A, Kawamura M, Kamiya M, Satoh TP (2020) Basic Taxonomy of Marine Organisms. In: Inaba K, Hall-Spencer J (eds) Japanese Marine Life. Springer, Singapore. 21–34.

Goto R., Monnington J., Sciberras M., Hirabayashi I., Rouse G. W. (2020) Phylogeny of Echiura updated, with a revised taxonomy to reflect their placement in Annelida as sister group to Capitellidae. Invertebrate Systematics 34, 101–111.

Yoshikawa A, Goto R., Yasuda C. I., Asakura A. (2020) Size and sex bias in air-exposure behavior during low tide of the intertidal hermit crab Clibanarius virescens (Kurauss, 1843) (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae). Journal of Crustacean Biology 40, 152–155.


Shimomura M., Bruce N. L. (2019) A new species of the mesopelagic isopod genus Xenuraega Tattersall, 1909 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Aegidae) from Japan, the second species in the genus. Zootaxa 4683, 431–438.

Bruce N. L., Shimomura M. (2019) A new genus and species of deep-water marine cirolanid isopod (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from the Philippines. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 67, 1–13.

Kakui K., Shimomura M., Kimura S., Kimura T. (2019) Topotype-based DNA Barcode of the Parasitic Isopod Pseudione nephropsi (Bopyridae), with a Supplementary Morphological Description. Species Diversity 2019, 103–108.

González-Wevar C. A., Hüne M., Rosenfeld S., Nakano T., Saucède T., Spencer H. G., Poulin E. (2019) Systematic revision of Nacella (Patellogastropoda: Nacellidae) based on a complete phylogeny of the genus, with the description of a new species from the southern tip of South America. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 186, 303–336.

Ohgaki S., Kato T., Kobayashi N., Tanase H., Kumagai H. N., Ishida S., Nakano T., Wada Y., Yusa Y. (2019) Effects of temperature and red tides on sea urchin abundance and species richness over 45 years in southern Japan. Ecological Indicators 96, 684–693.

Yoshikawa A., Nakazawa S., Asakura A. (2019) A brief description of surface structure and composition of the pseudo-snail shell formed by a sea anemone Stylobates sp., symbiotic with hermit crabs from the deep-sea floor. Zoological Science 36, 284–293.

Yoshikawa A., Ikeo K., Imoto J., Jaingam W., Putri L. S. E., Mardiansyah, Kumar A. B., Asakura A. (2019) Molecular phylogeny of Clibanarius Dana, 1852 from the Indo-West Pacific: evolution of pereopod colour pattern and habitat adaptation. Crustaceana 92, 799–839.

Goto R., Tanaka M. (2019) Worm-riding clam: description of Montacutona sigalionidcola sp. nov. (Bivalvia: Heterosonta: Galeommatidae) from Japan and its phylogenetic position. Zootaxa 4652, 473–486.

Goto R.#, Hirabayashi I.#, Palmer A. R. (2019) Remarkably loud snaps during mouth-fighting by a sponge-dwelling worm. Current Biology 29, R617–R618 (#Co-first).

Goto R., Ishikawa H. (2019) An unusual habitat for bivalves: rediscovery of the enigmatic commensal clam Sagamiscintilla thalassemicola (Habe, 1962) (Bivalvia: Galeommatoidea) from spoon worm’s spoon. Marine Biodiversity 49, 1553–1558.


Sultana A., Asakura A., Kinjo S., Nozawa M., Nakano T., Ikeo K. (2018) Molecular phylogeny of ten intertidal hermit crabs of the genus Pagurus inferred from multiple mitochondrial genes, with special emphasis on the evolutionary relationship of Pagurus lanuginosus and Pagurus maculosus. Genetica 146, 369–381.

Huang M.-C., Saito N., Shimomura M. (2018) First record of Holophryxus fusiformis Shiino, 1937 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Dajidae) from the sakura shrimp, Lucensosergia lucens, in Taiwan. Crustacean Research 47, 43–53.

Goto R., Fukumori H., Kano Y., Kato M. (2018) Evolutionary gain of red blood cells in a commensal bivalve (Galeommatoidea) as an adaptation to a hypoxic shrimp burrow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 125, 368–376.

Yoshikawa A., Goto R., Asakura A. (2018) Morphology and habitats of the hermit-crab-associated calyptraeid gastropod Ergaea walshi. Zoological Science 35, 494–504.

Yoshikawa A., Goto R., Asakura A. (2018) Transfer of the gatekeeper sea anemone Verrillactis sp. (Cnidaria: Actiniaria: Sagartiidae) between shells by the host hermit crab Dardanus deformis (H. Milne Edwards, 1836) (Decapoda: Anomura: Diogenidae). Crustacean Research 47, 55–64.

Kobayashi G., Goto R., Takano T., Kojima S. (2018) Molecular phylogeny of Maldanidae (Annelida): multiple losses of tube-capping plates and evolutionary shifts in habitat depth. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 127, 332–344.

Goto R., Harrison T. A., Ó Foighil D. (2018) Within-host speciation events in yoyo clams, obligate commensals with mantis shrimps, including one that involves a change in microhabitat and a loss of specialized traits. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 124, 504–517.

Yoshikawa A., Tomatsri T., Asakura A. (2018) The shell-acquisition behaviour of the bivalve-using hermit crab Porcellanopagurus nihonkaiensis Takeda, 1985 (Decapoda: Anomura; Paguroidea). Crustaceana 91, 509–515.

Yoshikawa A., Nakano T., Satoh T. P., Asakura A. (2018) A colour variation of Clibanarius virescens (Krauss, 1843) (Decapoda, Anomura) collected from Amami Oshima Island and Okinawa, Japan. Crustaceana 91, 85–101.


Williams S. T., Lockyer A. E., Dyal P., Nakano T., Churchill C. K. C., Speiser D. I. (2017) Colorful seashells: Identification of heam pathway genes associated with the synthesis of porphyrin shell color in marine snails. Ecology and Evolution 7, 10379–10397.

González-Wevar C. A., Nakano T., Poulin E. (2017) Biogeography in Cellana (Patellogastropoda, Nacellidae) with special emphasis on the relationships of Southern Hemisphere oceanic island species. PLoS ONE 12, e0170103.

Mochizuki Y., Miyazaki K. (2017) Postembryonic development of the sea spider Ammothella biunguiculata (Pycnogonida, Ammotheidae) endoparasitic to an actinian Entacmaea quadricolor (Anthozoa, Stichodactylidae) in Izu Peninsula, Japan. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 61, 189–199.

Mochizuki Y., Miyazaki K. (2017) Preliminary notes on the life history of a pycnogonid, Ammothella biunguiculata (Pycnogonida, Ammotheidae): Comparison between the populations of Izu and Kii peninsulas. Proceedings of the Arthropodan Embryological Society of Japan 48, 59–60.

Yamamori L., Kagaya K., Asakura A. (2017) Preliminary report on the shell fighting behaviour of Pagurus filholi in two different climate regions in Japan. Crustaceana 90, 1803–1808.

Nakayama R., Sasaki T., Nakano, T. (2017) Molecular analysis reveals a new cryptic species in a limpet Lottia kogamogai (Patellogastropoda: Lottiidae) from Japan. Zootaxa 4277, 237–251.

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Sentoku A., Tokuda Y., Ezaki Y., Webb G. E. (2017) Modes of regeneration and adaptation to soft-bottom substrates of the free-living solitary scleractinian Deltocyathoides orientalis. Lethaia 51, 102–111.

Zeina A., Asakura A. (2017) A new species of Cerapus Say, 1817 (Amphipoda: Ischyroceridae) from the Red Sea, with a key to the worldwide species of the genus. Journal of Crustacean Biology 37, 296–302.


Espinosa F., Morey-Rubio C., Nakano T. (2016) Phylogeographical patterns of the gastropod Siphonaria pectinata (Linneaus, 1758). Marine Ecology 37, 227–233.

Matsuura K., Satoh T. P. (2016) Redescription of Lagocephalus cheesemanii (Clarke 1897), a senior synonym of Lagocephalus gloveri Abe and Tabeta 1983, based on morphological and genetic comparisons (Actinopterygii: Tetraodontiformes: Tetraodontidae). Ichthyological Research 64, 104–110.

Sentoku A., Tokuda Y., Ezaki Y. (2016) Burrowing hard corals occurring on the sea floor since 80 million years ago. Scientific Reports 6, 24355.

Haramura T., Takeuchi H., Crossland M. R., Shine R. (2016) Biotic resistance to an alien amphibian: larval competition between Japanese frogs and invasive cane toads. PLoS ONE 11, e0156396.

Ryan W. H., Kubota S. (2016) Morphotype distribution of the sea anemone Diadumene lineata in Tanabe Bay, Wakayama: a comparison with Uchida (1936) after 80 years. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 44, 1–6.

Okanishi M., Sentoku A., Fujimoto S., Jimi N., Nakayama R., Yamana Y., Yamauchi H., Tanaka H., Kato T., Kashio S., Uyeno D., Yamamoto K., Miyazaki K., Asakura A. (2016) Marine benthic community in Shirahama, southwestern Kii Peninsula, central Japan. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 44, 7–52.

Tomiyama T., Yamada K., Wakui K., Tamaoki M., Miyazaki K. (2016) Impact of sea spider parasitism on host clams: relationships between burial patterns and parasite loads, somatic condition and survival of host. Hydrobiologia 770, 15–26.

Haramura T. (2016) Hatching plasticity in response to salinity levels in arhacophorid frog inhabiting a coastal area. Journal of Zoology 299, 125–131.

Crossland M. R., Haramura T., Shine R. (2016) Fejervarya sakishimensis (Sakishima Rice frog). Observation of a terrestrial beetle larvae (Family Caribidae) as a frog predator in Japan. Herpetological Review 47, 107–108.

Eto K., Matsui M., Nishikawa K., Haramura T. (2016) Development and evaluation of loop-mediated isothermal amplification (lamp) assay for quick identification of three Japanese toads. Current Herpetology 35, 1–5.

Kagaya K., Patek S. N. (2016) Feed-forward motor control of ultrafast, ballistic movements. Journal of Experimental Biology 219, 319–333.


Guo X., Zhao D., Jung D., Li Q., Kong L-F., Nakano T., Matsukuma A., Kim S., Park C., Lee H.J., Park J-K. (2015) Phylogeography of the rock shell Thais clavigera (Mollusca): evidence for long-distance dispersal in the northwestern Pacific. PLoS ONE 10, e0135540.

Naganawa H., Forró L. (2015) Revised list of references to Daday de Deés (1915-1927): Monographie systématique des Phyllopodes conchostracés. Annales Musei historico-naturalis hungarici 107, 257–267.

Hanzawa N., Gotoh R., Kawamura M., Kubota S. (2015) Rhopilema asamushi Uchida (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Rhizostomidae) newly occurred in Tanabe Bay, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan. Biogeography 17, 125–127.

Nishimoto A., Haga T., Asakura A., Shirayama Y. (2015) An experimental approach for understanding the process of wood fragmentation by marine wood borers in shallow temperate waters. Marine Ecology Progress Series 538, 53–65.

Nakamachi T., Ishida H., Hirohashi N. (2015) Sound production in the aquatic isopod Cymodoce japonica (Crustacea: Peracarida). Biological Bulletin 229, 167–172.

Espinosa F., Morey-Rubio C. & Nakano T. (2015) Phylogeographical patterns of the gastropod Siphonaria pectinata (Linnaeus, 1758). Marine Ecology 37, 227–233.

Yamasaki H., Fujimoto S. & Miyazaki K. (2015) Phylogenetic position of Loricifera inferred from nearly complete 18S and 28S rRNA gene sequences. Zoological Letters 1, 18.

Ohno R., Sentoku A., Masumoto S. & Ezaki Y. (2015) Morphological Variability in Azooxanthellate Scleractinian Dendrophylliids governed by Regular Modes of Asexual Reproduction: A Computer Simulation Approach. Paleontological Research 19, 195–203.

Miyazaki K., Tomiyama T., Yamada K., Tamaoki M. (2015) 18S analysis of the taxonomic position of an endoparasitic pycnogonid, Nymphonella tapetis (Arthropoda: Pycnogonida: Ascorhynchidae) Journal of Crustacean Biology 35 (4), 491–494.

Sentoku A., Ishibashi M., Masumoto S., Ohno R., Tomiyama T., Machiyama H., Tadai O. & Ezaki Y. (2015) Regular budding modes in a zooxanthellate dendrophylliid Turbinaria peltata (Scleractinia) revealed by X-ray CT imaging and three-dimensional reconstruction. Journal of Morphology 276, 1100–1108.

Yusa Y., Yamato S., Kawamura M., & Kubota S. (2015) Dwarf males in the barnacle Alepas pacifica Pilsbry, 1907 (Thoracica, Lepadidae), a symbiont of jellyfish. Crustaceana 88, 273–282.

Sultana Z. & Asakura A. (2015) The complete larval development of Pagurus maculosus Komai & Imafuku, 1996 (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae) reared in the laboratory, and a comparison with sympatric species. Zootaxa 3947, 301–326.

Zayasu Y., Miyazaki K., Lien Y.-T. & Okubo N. (2015) Direct evidence of sexual reproduction in the zebra coral, Oulastrea crispata (Anthozoa, Scleractinia), in Japan. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 59, 61–65.

Sultana Z. & Asakura A. (2015) The complete larval development of Pagurus lanuginosus De Haan, 1849 (Decapoda, Anomura, Paguridae) reared in the laboratory, with emphasis on the post-larval stage. Zootaxa 3915, 206–232.

Sentoku A., Morisaki H., Masumoto S., Ohno R., Tomiyama T. & Ezaki Y. (2015) Internal skeletal analysis of the colonial azooxanthellate scleractinian Dendrophyllia cribrosa using microfocus X-ray CT images: Underlying basis for its rigid and highly adaptive colony structure. Jornal of Structual Biology 189, 37–43.


Chan B. K. K., Kolbasov G., Hirose M., Mezaki T. & Suwa R. (2014) Biodiversity and biogeography of the coral boring barnacles of the genus Berndtia (Cirripedia: Acrothoracica) in the West Pacific, with description of three new species. Journal of Natural History 48, 1503–1541.

Miyazaki K. (2014) Annotations by Takushi Horita on Tokioka’s paper. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 42, 105–107.

Morandini A. C., Stampar S. N. & Kubota S. (2014) Mass occurrence of the cubomedusa Copula sivickisi (Cnidaria: Cubozoa) at Seto Harbor, Shirahama, Wakayama, Japan, in summer of 2013; a possible recent example of global warming. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 42, 108–111.

Okanishi M., Moritaki, T. & Fujita T. (2014) Redescription of an euryalid bittle star, Astroceras coniunctum (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalidae). Bulletin of the National Museum of Nature and Science Series A (Zoology) 40, 133–139.

Okanishi M. & Fujita T. (2014) A taxonomic review of the genus Astrodia (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Asteronychidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 91, 187–201.

Okanishi M. & Fujita T. (2014) A taxonomic review of the genus Asterostegus (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea), with the description of a new species. European Journal of Taxonomy 7, 1–18.

Suwa R., Kataoka C. & Kashiwada S. (2014) Effects of silver nanocolloids on early life stages of the scleractinian coral Acropora japonica. Marine Environmental Research 99, 198–203.

Suwa R. Hatta M. & Ichikawa K. (2014) Proton dynamic and material energetic control on calcification and decalcification. Chemistry 20, 13656–13661.

Tokioka T. (2014) A speculation on the classification system of the Ctenophora. Publications of the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory 42, 96–104.

Yamaguchi S., Higashiji T., Sawada K. & Yamato S. (2014) The rediscovery of a rare pedunculate cirripede Paralepas maculata (Cirripedia: Heteralepadidae) on a sea urchin Prionocidaris sp. in Okinawa, southern Japan. Marine Biodiversity Records 7, e4.


Fuse N., Kitamura T., Haramura T., Arikawa K. & Imafuku M. (2013) Evolution in the Dark: Adaptation of Drosophila in the Laboratory. Springer. 55p.

Akiyama H., Horinouchi S. & Kubota S. (2013) A new hydromedusa of the genus Malagazzia (Leptomedusae; Malagazzidae) from Japan. Biogeography 15, 95–99.

Fujimoto S. & Miyazaki K. (2013) Neostygarctus lovedeluxe n. sp. from the Miyako Islands, Japan: The first record of Neostygarctidae (Heterotardigrada: Arthrotardigrada) from the Pacific. Zoological Science 30, 414–419.

Fujimoto S., Miyazaki K. & Suzuki A.C. (2013) A new marine tardigrade, Tanarctus diplocerus (Arthrotardigrada: Halechiniscidae) from Japan. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 93, 955–961.

Han J., Kubota S., Li G., Yao X., Yang, X., Shu Li Y., Kinoshita S., Sasaki O., Komiya T. & Yan G. (2013) Early cambrian pentamerous cubozoan embryos from South china. PLoS One 8, e70741.

Kase T., Nakano T., Kurihara Y.& Haga T. (2013) A middle pleistocene limpet assemblage from central Japan (Gastropoda: Patellogastropoda) and selective extinction of intertidal rocky shore molluscs in response to glacio-eustatic sea-level changes. Paleontological Research 17, 261–281.

Kitano Y. F., Obuchi M., Uyeno D., Miyazaki K. & Fukami H. (2013) Phylogenetic and taxonomic status of the coral Goniopora stokesi and related species (Scleractinia, Poritidae) in Japan based on molecular and morphological data. Zoological Studies 52, 25.

Lien Y.-T., Fukami H. & Yamashita Y. (2013) Genetic variations within Symbiodinium clade C among zooxanthellate corals (Scleractinia) in the temperate zone of Japan. Fisheries Science 79, 579–591.

Lien Y.-T., Keshavmurthy S., Nakano Y., Plathong S., Huang H., Hsu C. M., Fukami H., Yamashita Y., Hsieh H. J., Wang J. T. & Chen C. A. (2013) Host genetics and Symbiodinium D diversity in a stress-tolerant scleractinian coral, Oulastrea crispata, in the West Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series 473, 163–177.

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Okanishi M., Olbers J. M. & Fujita T. (2013) A taxonomic review of the genus Asteromorpha (Echinodermata: Ophiuroidea: Euryalidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 61, 461–480.

Okubo N., Mezaki T., Nozawa Y., Nakano Y., Lien Y.-T., Fukami H., Hayward D. C. & Ball E. E. (2013) Comparative embryology of eleven species of stony corals (Scleractinia). PLoS One 8(12), e84115.

Sentoku A. & Ezaki Y. (2013) Intrinsic constraints on sympodial growth morphologies of azooxanthellate scleractinian coral Dendrophyllia. PLoS ONE 8, e63790.

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Sonoda K., Moriyama T., Asakura A., Furuyama N. & Gunji,Y.-P. (2013) Can hermit crabs perceive affordance for aperture crossing? Proceedings of the European Conference on Complex Systems 2012, 553–557.

Sultana Z., Takaoka J. & Koga T. (2013) Resource value differentially affects fighting success between reproductive and non-reproductive seasons. Journal of Ethology 31, 203–209.

Suwa R., Nojiri Y., Ono T. & Shirayama Y. (2013) Effects of low pCO2 conditions on sea urchin larval size. Marine Ecology 34, 443–450.

Zayasu Y., Nomura K., Seno K. & Asakura A. (2013) A new species of Fizesereneia Takeda & Tamura, 1980 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Cryptochiridae) from Japan. Zootaxa 3681, 257–269.


Dong Y., Wang H., Han G.-D., Ke C., Z. X., Nakano T. & Williams G. A. (2012) The impact of Yangtze River discharge, ocean currents and historical events on the biogeographic pattern of cellana toreuma along the China Coast. PLoS ONE 7, e36178.

Gonzalez-Wevar C., Hune M., Canete J., Mansilla A., Nakano T. & Poulin E. (2012) Towards a model of postglacial biogeography in shallow marine species along the Patagonian Province: lessons from the limpet Nacella magellanica (Gmelin, 1791). BMC Evolutionary Biology 12, 139.

Kubota S. (2012) The life cycle of a bivalve-inhabiting hydrozoan, Eutima sapinhoa (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa), from Florida, USA. Biogeography 14, 87–91.

Kubota S. (2012) Evolutionary meaning of non-synchronous medusa release and spawning in the most advanced bivalve-inhabiting hydrozoan, Eugymnanthea japonica. Zoological Science 29(8), 481–483.

Kubota S., Hiran Y., Ikeguchi S., Minemizu R. & Kitamura M. (2012) Wide geographical distribution of Atorella vanhoeffeni (Cnidaria, Scyphozoa, Coronatae) in Japan. Biogeography 14, 83–86.

Lien Y.-T., Fukami H. & Yamashita Y. (2012) Symbiodinium clade C dominates zooxanthellate corals (Scleractinia) in the temperate region of Japan. Zoological Science 29, 173–180.

Miyazaki K. & Makioka T. (2012) Postembryonic development of the female reproductive system in the pycnogonid Propallene longiceps (Pycnogonida, Callipallenidae). Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 56, 287–292.

Ohta Y., Nishi S., Haga T., Tsubouchi T., Hasegawa R., Konishi M., Nagano Y., Tsuruwaka Y., Shimane Y., Mori K., Usui K., Suda E., Tsutsui K., Nishimoto A., Fujiwara Y., Maruyama T. & Hatada Y. (2012) Screening and phylogenetic analysis of deep-sea bacteria capable of metabolizing lignin-derived aromatic compounds. Open Journal of Marine Science 2, 177–187.

Sonoda K., Asakura A., Minoura M., Elwood R. W. & Gunji Y.-P. (2012) Hermit crabs perceive the extent of their virtual bodies. Biology Letters 8, 495–497.


Fujimoto S. & Miyazaki K. (2011) Preliminary notes on the freshwater tardigrades from the Kamo River, Kyoto. Proceedings of Arthropodan Embryological Society of Japan 46, 39–40.

Gonzalez-Wevar C. A., Nakano T., Canete J. I. & Poulin E. (2011) Concerted genetic, morphological and ecological diversification in Nacella limpets in the Magellanic Province. Molecular Ecology 20, 1936–1951.

Horita T., Akiyama H. & Kubota S. (2011) Bathocyroe longigula spec. nov., an undescribed ctenophore (Lobata: Bathocyroidae) from the epipelagic fauna of Japanese coastal waters. Zoologische Mededelingen 85, 877–886.

Kubota S. (2011) Repeating rejuvenation in Turritopsis, an immortal hydrozoan (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa). Biogeography 13, 101–103.

Kubota S. & Gravili C. (2011) Rare distribution of green fluorescent protein (GFP) in hydroids from Porto Cesareo, Lecce, Italy, with reference to biological meaning of this rarity. Biogeography 13, 9–11.

Kubota S. & Imahara Y. (2011) Nothernmost geographical distribution of Velella velella (Hydrozoa: Porpitidae) in the middle of the North Pacific. Biogeography 13, 87–88.

Miyazaki K. & Makioka T. (2011) On the species validity of Nymphonella lecalvezi (Pycnogonida, Ascorhynchidae): A re-evaluation of some morphological characteristics. Proceedings of Arthropodan Embryological Society of Japan 46, 35–37.

Nakano T. & Sasaki T. (2011) Recent advances in molecular phylogeny, systematics and evolution of patellogastropod limpets. Journal of Molluscan Studies 77, 203–217.

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Inoue M., Suwa R., Suzuki A., Sakai K. & Kawahata H. (2011) Effects of seawater pH on growth and skeletal U/Ca ratios of Acropora digitifera coral polyps. Geophysical Research Letters 38, L12809.

Yusa Y., Yoshikawa M., Kitaura J., Kawane M., Ozaki Y., Yamato S. & Hoeg J. T. (2011) Adaptive evolution of sexual systems in pedunculate barnacles. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 279, 959–966.


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Han J., Kubota S., Uchida H., Stanley G. D. Jr., Yao X., Shu D., Li Y., & Yasui K. (2010) Tiny sea anemone from the Lower Cambrian of China. PLoS ONE 5, e13276.

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Inatsuchi A., Yamato S. & Yusa Y. (2010) Effects of temperature and food availability on growth and reproduction in the neustonic pedunculate barnacle Lepas anserifera. Marine Biology 157, 899–905.

Kim D. & Shirayama Y. (2010) Use of colloidal iron as a tracer to measure the ingestion rates of free-living marine nematodes. Journal of Oceanography 66, 299–305.

Konar B., Iken K., Cruz-Motta J., Benedetti-Cecchi L., Knowlton A., Pohle G., Miloslavich P., Edwards M., Trott T., Kimani E., Riosmena-Rodriguez R., Wong M., Jenkins S., Silva A., Pinto I S. & Shirayama Y. (2010) Current Patterns of macroalgal diversity and biomass in northern hemisphere rocky shores. PLoS ONE 5, e13195.

Kubota S., Hyakutake K., Akiyama H. (2010) First occurrence of the hydromedusa Paralovenia bitentaculata (Hydrozoa: Leptomedusae) in Japan. Biogeography 12, 143–144.

Kubota S., Lee J M., Chang C. Y. (2009) Later appearance of giant jelly fish, Nemopilema nomurai (Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae) in the inshore waters at the Jindo Island and the Jeju Island, Korea in November, 2009. Biogeography 12, 9–11.

Kubota S., Nomaru E, Uchida H. & Murakami A. (2010) Distribution pattern of GFP (green fluorescent protein) in a bivalve-inhabiting hydrozoan, Eutima japonica (Leptomedusae: Eirenidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the UK 90, 1371–1374.

Miyazaki K. & Makioka T. (2010) Structure of the adult female reproductive system in the sea spider, Propallene longiceps (Pycnogonida, Callipallenidae) and its functional and evolutionary significance. Invertebrate Reproduction and Development 54, 35–39.

Morita M, Suwa R, Iguchi A, Nakamura M, Shimada K, Sakai K, Suzuki A. (2010) Ocean acidification reduces sperm flagellar motility in broadcast spawning reef invertebrates. Zygote 18, 103–107.

Suwa R, Nakamura M, Morita M, Shimada K, Iguchi A, Sakai K & Suzuki A. (2010) Effects of acidified seawater on early life stages of scleractinian corals (Genus Acropora). Fisheries Science 76 93–99.

Yusa Y., Takemura M., Miyazaki K., Watanabe T. & Yamato S. (2010) Dwarf males of Octolasmis warwickii (Cirripedia: Thoracica): The first example of coexistence of males and hermaphrodites in the suborder Lepadomorpha. Biological Bulletin 218, 259–265.

Zayasu Y. & Wada K. (2010) A translocation experiment explains regional differences in the waving display of the intertidal branchyuran crab Ilyoplax pusilla. Journal of Ethology 28, 189–194.