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  1. Content type: Original Article

    Selected sea spider specimens of Antarctic Colossendeis species collected during the Italica XIX cruise and the Polarstern cruise ANT XXIII/8 were examined to provide new information about the external and intern...

    Authors: Esperanza Cano-Sánchez and Pablo J. López-González

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:22

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  2. Content type: Short Communication

    The transition from a planktonic to a benthic life is a critical phase in which sub-adults are particularly exposed to the risk of predation and dispersion into unsuitable habitats, and plays a crucial role in...

    Authors: Arturo Zenone, Fabio Badalamenti, Vincenzo M. Giacalone, Luigi Musco, Carlo Pipitone, Tomás Vega Fernández and Giovanni D’Anna

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:21

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    The taxonomic status of Pomacentridae species can be difficult to determine, due to the high diversity, and in some cases, poorly understood characters, such as color patterns. Although Stegastes rocasensis, ende...

    Authors: Allyson Santos de Souza, Ricardo de Souza Rosa, Rodrigo Xavier Soares, Paulo Augusto de Lima-Filho, Claudio de Oliveira, Oscar Akio Shibatta and Wagner Franco Molina

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:20

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Polychaetes are important components of trophic webs in sandy beaches, mainly due to their abundance and diversity of feeding modes, acting as detritivores or primary/secondary consumers. We characterized diet...

    Authors: Helio Herminio Checon, Erica Veronica Pardo and Antonia Cecilia Zacagnini Amaral

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:19

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  5. Content type: Original article

    Taxonomic uncertainties in the morphological species identification and taxonomic revisions in individual groups are known for all echinoderm classes. These uncertainties in morphological species identificatio...

    Authors: Silke Laakmann, Karin Boos, Thomas Knebelsberger, Michael J. Raupach and Hermann Neumann

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:18

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    Food-limited growth of larval fish, defined as growth rates lower than observed in other habitats or from laboratory experiments at a given temperature, is rarely reported in field studies. This would imply t...

    Authors: Matthias Paulsen, Catriona Clemmesen, Cornelius Hammer, Patrick Polte and Arne M. Malzahn

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:17

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    Fish farms commonly support high abundances of invertebrates, especially amphipods, associated with fouling communities developed over nets, ropes and buoys. Protozoan epibiont ciliates of the genus Conidophrys w...

    Authors: Gregorio Fernandez-Leborans, Victoria Fernandez-Gonzalez, Pablo Sanchez-Jerez and Alvaro Roura

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:12

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    Juvenile individuals of the crab Neohelice granulata (Brachyura: Grapsoidea: Varunidae) were grown in laboratory using five artificial diets containing 3, 6, 12, 18 and 24 % of crude protein and 3 % of lipids dur...

    Authors: Claudia Bas, Tomás Luppi and Eduardo Spivak

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:11

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  9. Content type: Original Article

    Deep-sea reefs and coral banks are increasingly known as highly biodiverse ecosystems where sponges constitute a significant proportion of builders and inhabitants. Albeit smaller in dimensions, Campos Basin c...

    Authors: M. de S. Carvalho, D. A. Lopes, B. Cosme and E. Hajdu

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:10

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    The deep-sea free-living nematode Halomonhystera hermesi, dominant in the sulphidic sediments of the Håkon Mosby mud volcano (1280 m, Barent sea slope), is part of the mainly estuarine Halomonhystera disjuncta sp...

    Authors: Jelle Van Campenhout and Ann Vanreusel

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:8

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:9

  11. Content type: Original Article

    Marine microbial biogeography has been studied intensively; however few studies address community variation across temporal and spatial scales simultaneously so far. Here we present a yearlong study investigat...

    Authors: Judith Lucas, Antje Wichels and Gunnar Gerdts

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:16

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  12. Content type: Original article

    Until very recently the Madeira Archipelago registered a total of eight Bugulidae species. In the present study we include descriptions of seven Bugulidae species, now with Scanning Electron Microscopy images,...

    Authors: Patrício Ramalhosa, Javier Souto and João Canning-Clode

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 71:1

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  13. Content type: Original article

    In the marine environment, control of invasive species’ population levels, that is, keeping them at an abundance level which is below a density-dependent adverse effect, may be the most attainable goal for the...

    Authors: J. Micael, N. Jardim, C. Núñez, A. Occhipinti-Ambrogi and A. C. Costa

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:7

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  14. Content type: Original article

    Linear growth of soft-shell clams, Mya arenaria L., was studied at six locations in the White Sea situated in the middle and low tidal zones. The main aim was to analyse the growth heterogeneity both within beds ...

    Authors: Alexandra V. Gerasimova, Fedor M. Martynov, Nadezhda A. Filippova and Nikolay V. Maximovich

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:6

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  15. Content type: Original article

    Gaimardia bahamondei is a small gonochoric bivalve which lives attached to subtidal algae. Females brood their embryos in the suprabranchial region of the pallial cavity, in close proximi...

    Authors: P. V. Andrade-Villagrán, O. R. Chaparro, L. M. Pardo, F. J. Paredes-Molina and R. J. Thompson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:4

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  16. Content type: Original article

    Knowing fish reproductive strategy is essential for understanding population dynamics. This study intends to define the spawning season, length at first maturity, fecundity type, and estimate fecundity of fork...

    Authors: Ana Rita Vieira, Vera Sequeira, Ana Neves, Rafaela Barros Paiva and Leonel Serrano Gordo

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:3

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  17. Content type: Original article

    The present study tested the hypothesis that endosymbionts of the zoanthid Palythoa caribaeorum show specific responses in cell density, size, and mitotic index (as proxy for cell population growth) under differe...

    Authors: Gleice S. Santos, Fernanda D. Amaral, Cristiane F. C. Sassi and Ralf Schwamborn

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:2

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  18. Content type: Original article

    The growth and reproductive biology of the sea star Astropecten aranciacus was investigated on the continental shelf of the northwestern Mediterranean Sea. Sea stars were captured monthly in two bathymetric range...

    Authors: Marc Baeta, Eve Galimany and Montserrat Ramón

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:1

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    The morphology of gill-cleaning structures is not well described in European lobster (Homarus gammarus). Furthermore, the magnitude and time scale of microbial proliferation on gill structures is unknown to date...

    Authors: Karen L. Middlemiss, Mauricio A. Urbina and Rod W. Wilson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:445

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    During a 3-year field study, interspecific and interannual differences in the trophic ecology of littoral fish species were investigated in the rocky intertidal of Helgoland island (North Sea). We investigated...

    Authors: N. N. Hielscher, A. M. Malzahn, R. Diekmann and N. Aberle

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:444

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    Simultaneous abundance or shortage of mussels over vast areas may seriously affect fishery as well as shellfish-eating birds. We studied synchrony in annual recruit numbers and stock sizes (biomass) of mussels...

    Authors: J. J. Beukema, R. Dekker, M. R. van Stralen and J. de Vlas

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:440

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  22. Content type: Short Communication

    This paper presents the results of studies on endangered and rare non-commercial fish species (Spinachia spinachia, Nerophis ophidion, Syngnathus typhle, Agonus cataphractus, Pholis gunnellus, Enchelyopus cimbriu...

    Authors: Beata Więcaszek, Ewa Sobecka, Sławomir Keszka, Katarzyna Stepanowska, Stanisław Dudko, Marcin Biernaczyk and Konrad Wrzecionkowski

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:442

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    Geographic variation of phenotypic traits is common across species and is often associated with variation in environmental conditions. Here, we found larger bodies and larger size at maturity in a northward, ...

    Authors: José Jonathas Pereira Rodrigues de Lira, Tereza Cristina dos Santos Calado, Carla Ferreira Rezende and José Roberto Feitosa Silva

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:441

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    The invasive non-native gastropod Crepidula fornicata is well established in the Milford Haven Waterway (MHW) in south-west Wales, UK, since its first introduction to this ria in 1953. Whilst it reaches high dens...

    Authors: Katrin Bohn, Christopher A. Richardson and Stuart R. Jenkins

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:439

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  25. Content type: Original Article

    The interannual variation (2010–2013) of larval abundance, growth and hatching patterns of the Chilean sand stargazer Sindoscopus australis (Pisces: Dactyloscopidae) was investigated through otolith microstructur...

    Authors: Camilo Rodríguez-Valentino, Mauricio F. Landaeta, Gissella Castillo-Hidalgo, Claudia A. Bustos, Guido Plaza and F. Patricio Ojeda

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:438

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    In recent years, several morphological and molecular analyses have been undertaken to study the phylogenetic systematics of Aeolidiidae members. The monospecific genus Burnaia could not be included in the previou...

    Authors: Leila Carmona, Marta Pola, Terrence M. Gosliner and Juan Lucas Cervera

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:437

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    Egg characteristics of teleost fishes are affected by various abiotic and biotic factors. In order to reproduce successfully, freshwater fishes inhabiting brackish environments must alter their reproductive ch...

    Authors: Roland Svirgsden, Anu Albert, Mehis Rohtla, Imre Taal, Lauri Saks, Aare Verliin, Martin Kesler, Kalvi Hubel, Markus Vetemaa and Toomas Saat

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:436

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  28. Content type: Short Communication

    In a world full of chemicals, many crustaceans rely on elaborate olfactory systems to guide behaviors related to finding food or to assess the presence of conspecifics and predators. We analyzed the responses ...

    Authors: Matthes Kenning, Philipp Lehmann, Magnus Lindström and Steffen Harzsch

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:435

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    We morphologically analyzed 79 cephalopod specimens from the North and Baltic Seas belonging to 13 separate species. Another 29 specimens showed morphological features of either Alloteuthis mediaor Alloteuthis su...

    Authors: Katharina Gebhardt and Thomas Knebelsberger

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:434

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    Intraspecific polymorphism during development, such as poecilogony or dispersal polymorphism, has rarely been observed in the marine environment. The ecological advantages of this bet-hedging strategy, whereby...

    Authors: Kathryn E. Smith, Adam J. Reed and Sven Thatje

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:433

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    Tanaidaceans are small benthic crustaceans with a strictly benthic life cycle and low dispersion rates, so they are good candidates to evaluate the effects of environment over life history strategies and repr...

    Authors: Carlos E. Rumbold, Sandra M. Obenat and Eduardo D. Spivak

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:432

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    Coral habitat structures increase abundance and richness of organisms by providing niches, easy access to resources and refuge from predators. Corals harbor a great variety of animals; the variation in coral ...

    Authors: Marcos M. Nogueira, Elizabeth Neves and Rodrigo Johnsson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:431

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    This paper describes a new species of Stenothoe (Amphipoda, Stenothoidae), S. boloceropsis sp. nov., collected among the tentacles of the sea anemone Boloceropsis platei Mc Murrich, 1904, found on sublittoral san...

    Authors: T. Krapp-Schickel, V. Häussermann and W. Vader

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:430

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    A new species of polycerid nudibranchs of the genus Tambja is described from Mallorca Island (Spain) and Malta. So far, only two species of Tambja had been recorded in the Mediterranean Sea with a distribution li...

    Authors: M. Domínguez, M. Pola and M. Ramón

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:429

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    Species within the diatom genus Pseudo-nitzschia (Peragallo) have been identified as producers of domoic acid, the toxin responsible for amnesic shellfish poisoning. Toxin- and non-toxin-producing species of Pse...

    Authors: Eileen Bresnan, Alexandra Kraberg, Sheila Fraser, Lyndsay Brown, Sarah Hughes and Karen H. Wiltshire

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:428

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  36. Content type: Original Article

    In the present study, the distribution and abundance of microphytoplankton were assessed in the southwestern Atlantic Ocean from subtropical to polar waters (34°–62°S) in two austral springs with contrasting h...

    Authors: Héctor F. Olguín Salinas, Frederico Brandini and Demetrio Boltovskoy

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:427

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  37. Content type: Short Communication

    In October 2010, specimens of Oithona were taken from the List Tidal Basin in the northern Wadden Sea (North Sea) for a biogeographic study on Oithona similis. These specimens could not be assigned to O. similis ...

    Authors: Astrid Cornils and Britta Wend-Heckmann

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:426

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  38. Content type: Original Article

    Salinity strongly influences development and distribution of the sea star Asterias rubens. In Kiel Fjord, located in the western Baltic Sea, A. rubens is the only echinoderm species and one of the main benthic p...

    Authors: Isabel Casties, Catriona Clemmesen, Frank Melzner and Jörn Thomsen

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:425

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  39. Content type: Original Article

    In Otago, southern New Zealand, the lugworm Abarenicola affinis resides in neighbouring tidal inlets with and without seagrass (Zostera muelleri). A comparison of abundance, body size and biomass of A. affinis b...

    Authors: Stefan Goerlitz, Katrin Berkenbusch and P. Keith Probert

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:424

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  40. Content type: Original Article

    Protaeolidiella atra Baba, 1955 and Pleurolidia juliae Burn, 1966 are two species traditionally regarded as the members of Aeolidiidae but recently attributed to Facelinidae. Because of their app...

    Authors: Leila Carmona, Marta Pola, Terrence M. Gosliner and Juan Lucas Cervera

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:422

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  41. Content type: Original Article

    The Mya arenaria generation in the White Sea was observed for almost the whole life cycle (around 25 years). Using the data on this generation dynamics, the cohort life table was built. The main purpose of the r...

    Authors: Alexandra V. Gerasimova, Nikolay V. Maximovich and Nadezhda A. Filippova

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2014 69:423

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  42. Content type: Original Article

    There is still only a small number of studies dedicated to Southern Ocean benthic biomass, especially on species level. Here, we analyze polychaete biomass in two areas of the Antarctic fjord Ezcurra Inlet cha...

    Authors: Krzysztof Pabis and Robert Sobczyk

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2014 69:420

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  43. Content type: Original Article

    The populations of Buccinanops globulosus from three different sites of northern Patagonia were compared in the female reproductive cycle over a 2-year study period (September 2006–August 2008). These population...

    Authors: María Soledad Avaca, Pablo Martín, Silvina van der Molen and Maite Narvarte

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2014 69:418

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  44. Content type: Original Article

    An inventory of benthic and benthopelagic fishes is presented as a result of two exploratory surveys around Ampère Seamount, between Madeira and the Portuguese mainland, covering water depths from 60 to 4,400 ...

    Authors: Bernd Christiansen, Rui P. Vieira, Sabine Christiansen, Anneke Denda, Frederico Oliveira and Jorge M. S. Gonçalves

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2014 69:413

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