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  1. Short Communication

    Substrate preference and settlement behaviour of the megalopa of the invasive crab Percnon gibbesi (Decapoda, Percnidae) in the Mediterranean Sea

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:21

    Published on: 14 December 2016

  2. Original Article

    A reappraisal of Stegastes species occurring in the South Atlantic using morphological and molecular data

    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...

    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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:20

    Published on: 13 December 2016

  3. Original article

    Species identification of echinoderms from the North Sea by combining morphology and molecular data

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:18

    Published on: 9 December 2016

  4. Original Article

    Food-limited growth of larval Atlantic herring Clupea harengus recurrently observed in a coastal nursery area

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:17

    Published on: 8 December 2016

  5. Original Article

    Epibiontic associations between apostomid ciliates Conidophrys spp. and amphipods associated with fish farms fouling in the western Mediterranean Sea

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:12

    Published on: 1 December 2016

  6. Original Article

    Closely related intertidal and deep-sea Halomonhystera species have distinct fatty acid compositions

    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...

    Jelle Van Campenhout and Ann Vanreusel

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:8

    Published on: 8 September 2016

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

  7. Original article

    Growth of Mya arenaria L. at the northern edge of the range: heterogeneity of soft-shell clam growth characteristics in the White Sea

    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 ...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:6

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  8. Original article

    Growth and reproductive biology of the sea star Astropecten aranciacus (Echinodermata, Asteroidea) on the continental shelf of the Catalan Sea (northwestern Mediterranean)

    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...

    Marc Baeta, Eve Galimany and Montserrat Ramón

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:1

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  9. Original article

    Reproductive strategy of forkbeard, Phycis phycis, from the Portuguese coast

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:3

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  10. Original article

    Response of the zooxanthellae of Palythoa caribaeorum (Cnidaria: Zoanthidea) to different environmental conditions in coastal and oceanic ecosystems of the Tropical Atlantic

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2016 70:2

    Published on: 20 April 2016

  11. Short Communication

    Studies on endangered and rare non-commercial fish species recorded in the Pomeranian Bay (southern Baltic Sea) in 2010–2013

    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...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:442

    Published on: 26 August 2015

  12. Original Article

    Comparative biology of the crab Goniopsis cruentata: geographic variation of body size, sexual maturity, and allometric growth

    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, ...

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

    Helgoland Marine Research 2015 69:441

    Published on: 22 August 2015

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