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  1. Content type: Original Article

    The diversity, distribution and ecology of the family Syllidae along the Western Iberian coast was studied, based on 145 sediment samples covering the whole Portuguese coastal shelf and 30 Saccorhiza polyschides

    Authors: R. Martins, L. Magalhães, A. Peter, G. San Martín, A. M. Rodrigues and V. Quintino

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:362

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  2. Content type: Short Communication

    We provide an example of extensive facilitation of a sessile community throughout an invaded estuary by the invasive snail Batillaria australis. We show that B. australis greatly increases a limiting resource (at...

    Authors: Jakob Thyrring, Mads Solgaard Thomsen and Thomas Wernberg

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:363

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  3. Content type: Original Article

    Copepods can be associated with different kinds and different numbers of bacteria. This was already shown in the past with culture-dependent microbial methods or microscopy and more recently by using molecular...

    Authors: G. Gerdts, P. Brandt, K. Kreisel, M. Boersma, K. L. Schoo and A. Wichels

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:361

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  4. Content type: Original Article

    Protodrilus corderoi, Protodrilus ovarium n. sp. and Protodrilus pythonius n. sp. are reported from beaches in southern and southeastern Brazil and described combining live observations with ligh...

    Authors: Maikon Di Domenico, Alejandro Martínez, Paulo da Cunha Lana and Katrine Worsaae

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:358

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  5. Content type: Original Article

    This paper addresses the phenology of a Dictyota dichotoma population from the North Patagonian coasts of Argentina. The morphology of the individuals was characterized, and analyses of the temporal variations of...

    Authors: M. Cecilia Gauna, Eduardo J. Cáceres and Elisa R. Parodi

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:357

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  6. Content type: Original Article

    The magnitude of variations in reproductive traits of Palaemon macrodactylus females throughout a breeding season was studied in a non-native population at Mar del Plata harbor, Argentina. Fecundity, egg size, re...

    Authors: M. Guadalupe Vázquez, Claudia C. Bas and Eduardo D. Spivak

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:360

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  7. Content type: Original Article

    Biological and physical disturbances create the conditions for species succession in any biological ecosystem. In particular, coral reefs are susceptible to this process because of the complexity of their ecol...

    Authors: Rodrigo Mariath, Rafael Riosmena Rodriguez and Marcia A. O. Figueiredo

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:354

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  8. Content type: Original Article

    The French monitoring network, REseau BENThique (REBENT), was launched by the Ministry of the Environment in 2003 following the 1999 Erika oil spill. REBENT aimed to acquire baseline knowledge of coastal benth...

    Authors: Sandrine Derrien-Courtel, Aodren Le Gal and Jacques Grall

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:355

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:359

  9. Content type: Original Article

    Environmental stress is a major factor structuring communities. An environmental stress model (ESM) predicts that overall species richness and diversity should follow a unimodal trend along the full stress gra...

    Authors: Nadescha Zwerschke, Merle Bollen, Markus Molis and Ricardo A. Scrosati

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:352

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  10. Content type: Original Article

    Paracaprella pusilla Mayer (Fauna und Flora des Golfes von Neapel 17:1–55, 1890), originally described from Brazil, is one of the most abundant caprellid amphipod species in tropical and subtropi...

    Authors: Macarena Ros, Maite Vázquez-Luis and José Manuel Guerra-García

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:353

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  11. Content type: Original Article

    The present study aimed at estimating the age and growth in three populations of Dosinia exoleta from the Portuguese coast (Aveiro in the north, Setúbal in the southwest and Faro in the south). Two techniques wer...

    Authors: Paula Moura, Paulo Vasconcelos and Miguel B. Gaspar

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:350

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  12. Content type: Original Article

    We analyzed absorption efficiency (AE) and digestive enzyme activity (amylase, cellulase complex, and laminarinase) of the infaunal bivalve Tagelus dombeii originating from two geographic sites, Corral-Valdivia a...

    Authors: M. J. Fernández-Reiriz, J. M. Navarro, B. A. Cisternas, J. M. F. Babarro and U. Labarta

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:351

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  13. Content type: Original Article

    Sediment samples were taken along the Cantabric platform (Northern Spain) from 200 to 600 meters depth in October 1990. Forty specimens of loriciferans were sorted out of the samples, of which 38 specimens bel...

    Authors: Fernando Pardos and Reinhardt Møbjerg Kristensen

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:349

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  14. Content type: Original Article

    Marine yeasts play an important role in biodegradation and nutrient cycling and are often associated with marine flora and fauna. They show maximum growth at pH levels lower than present-day seawater pH. Thus,...

    Authors: Evamaria Krause, Antje Wichels, René Erler and Gunnar Gerdts

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:348

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  15. Content type: Original Article

    The effect of salinity on the filtration rate of blue mussels, Mytilus edulis, from the brackish Great Belt (Denmark) and the low-saline Central Baltic Sea, respectively, was studied. First, we measured the effec...

    Authors: H. U. Riisgård, F. Lüskow, D. Pleissner, K. Lundgreen and M. Á. P. López

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:347

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  16. Content type: Original Article

    Morphological variation among natural populations is a phenomenon commonly observed in marine invertebrates and well studied, particularly, in shelled gastropods. The nassariid Buccinanops globulosus is interesti...

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

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:344

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  17. Content type: Short Communication

    For several groups, like nemerteans, morphology-based identification is a hard discipline, but DNA barcoding may help non-experts in the identification process. In this study, DNA barcoding is used to reveal t...

    Authors: Fernando Ángel Fernández-Álvarez and Annie Machordom

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:346

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  18. Content type: Original Article

    The present study is the first attempt to describe meso-scale patterns in the species richness of polychaetes along the Gulf of California, which stretches from about 23°N to 31°N. We examine herein the spatia...

    Authors: Pablo Hernández-Alcántara, David Alberto Salas-de León, Vivianne Solís-Weiss and María Adela Monreal-Gómez

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2013 67:345

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  19. Content type: Original Article

    The crab Halicarcinus planatus is the only hymenosomatid crab that inhabits the southern tip of South America and is the only decapod species that reproduces twice a year in the Beagle Channel. In this article, w...

    Authors: Mariano J. Diez and Gustavo A. Lovrich

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:343

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  20. Content type: Original Article

    The ecological role of gorgonians for marine rocky bottoms is worldwide recognized, but the information on the distribution patterns of NE Atlantic temperate species is insufficient, considering current global...

    Authors: João Cúrdia, Pedro Monteiro, Carlos M. L. Afonso, Miguel N. Santos, Marina R. Cunha and Jorge M. S. Gonçalves

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:340

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  21. Content type: Original Article

    The new information reported in this paper is based on five maturing and mature females of the large-tuberculate octopus Graneledone macrotyla. These specimens were caught in bottom trawl surveys ATLANTIS 2009 (F...

    Authors: Ángel Guerra, María Pilar Sieiro, Álvaro Roura, Julio M. Portela and José Luís del Río

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:342

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  22. Content type: Original Article

    The volcanic origin of the Azores archipelago (Portugal) gives rise to active deep sea and shallow water hydrothermal activity that affects benthic communities. Intertidal seaweed surveys were conducted at two...

    Authors: Francisco M. Wallenstein, Ruben P. Couto, Daniel F. Torrão, Ana I. Neto, Armindo S. Rodrigues and Martin Wilkinson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:341

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  23. Content type: Original Article

    Fish of the genus Selene, known as lookdowns or moonfish, are one of the most morphologically derived groups of the family Carangidae, whose phylogenetic relationships are still largely unknown. In this study, we...

    Authors: Uedson Pereira Jacobina, Marcelo Ricardo Vicari, Pablo Ariel Martinez, Marcelo de Bello Cioffi, Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo and Wagner Franco Molina

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:338

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  24. Content type: Original Article

    This study investigated copepod assemblages in the regime around Turtle Island off northern Taiwan to trace South China Sea water (SCSW) flowing northward with the Kuroshio Current. Seasonal variations of cope...

    Authors: Li-Chun Tseng, Jia-Jang Hung, Qing-Chao Chen and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:339

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  25. Content type: Original Article

    This paper addresses the dynamics of the prokaryotic picoplankton community in the coastal and open sea areas of the central Adriatic and in the coastal area of the southern Adriatic. This involved the study, ...

    Authors: Danijela Šantić, Nada Krstulović, Mladen Šolić, Marin Ordulj and Grozdan Kušpilić

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:336

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  26. Content type: Original Article

    The amphipod Caprella andreae Mayer, 1890 was recorded for the first time in Southern Iberian Peninsula (36°44′15″N, 3°59′38″W). This species is the only obligate rafter of the suborder Caprellidea and has been r...

    Authors: M. Pilar Cabezas, Carlos Navarro-Barranco, Macarena Ros and José Manuel Guerra-García

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:337

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  27. Content type: Original Article

    We compiled data from different monitoring surveys to analyse and compare community and diversity patterns of fish, epi- and infauna in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) of the North Sea in order to ide...

    Authors: Hermann Neumann, Henning Reiss, Siegfried Ehrich, Anne Sell, Kay Panten, Matthias Kloppmann, Ingo Wilhelms and Ingrid Kröncke

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:334

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  28. Content type: Original Article

    Captive Octopus vulgaris adults were fed three mono-diets based on pilchard, crab and squid and allowed to grow until reproduction under controlled temperature. Spawns from each dietary treatment were isolated, a...

    Authors: Lorenzo Márquez, Daniel Quintana, Antonio Lorenzo and Eduardo Almansa

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:335

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  29. Content type: Original Article

    The family Pruvotinidae (Solenogastres, Cavibelonia) includes thirty species of fifteen genera grouped in five subfamilies. These subfamilies are defined by the combination of the presence or absence of hollow...

    Authors: Maria Zamarro, Oscar García-Álvarez and Victoriano Urgorri

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:333

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  30. Content type: Original Article

    The small-scale vertical distribution of five genera of holoplanktonic molluscs inhabiting the upper oceanic layer (0–105 m) was analysed to test whether evident distribution patterns could be attributed to ha...

    Authors: L. Sanvicente-Añorve, E. Lemus-Santana, C. Flores-Coto and M. Alatorre-Mendieta

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:331

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  31. Content type: Original Article

    A new species of the genus Protoglossus is described from the west coast of the Scandinavian Peninsula. It lives buried in clay bottoms below the halocline where the salinity is at least 33–34 psu. Body small, es...

    Authors: Tomas Cedhagen and Hans G. Hansson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:320

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  32. Content type: Original Article

    Caprella californica Stimpson, 1857 [sensu lato] is one of the dominant species of Caprella spp. (Crustacea: Amphipoda) along the Pacific coast of Mexico to Canada and Japan to Hong Kong, China, ...

    Authors: Ichiro Takeuchi and Aki Oyamada

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:329

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  33. Content type: Original Article

    Coccolith malformations occur more frequently in cultured specimens than in specimens from natural samples, a phenomenon commonly termed ‘culture artefacts’. The causes of culture artefacts are unknown. Here, ...

    Authors: Gerald Langer, Kerstin Oetjen and Tina Brenneis

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:328

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  34. Content type: Original Article

    The soft-bottom caprellids of the Iberian Peninsula are revised. Nineteen species have been reported so far, 42 % being endemic to the Mediterranean Sea. The lateral view of all of them is provided, together w...

    Authors: José M. Guerra-García, Carlos Navarro-Barranco, Juan Corzo, Vanessa Cobos-Muñoz, Emilio M. García-Adiego, Francisco Sempere Giménez and J. Carlos García-Gómez

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:324

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  35. Content type: Original Article

    The interactions between sponges and red macroalgae have been widely documented in tropical and subtropical environments worldwide, and many of them have been documented as mutualistic associations. Sponges, h...

    Authors: Enrique Ávila, Rafael Riosmena-Rodríguez and Gustavo Hinojosa-Arango

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:327

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  36. Content type: Short Communication

    Malacobdella arrokeana is an entocommensal nemertean exclusively found in the bivalve geoduck Panopea abbreviata, and it is the only representative of the genus in the southern hemisphere. To cha...

    Authors: José E. F. Alfaya, Gregorio Bigatti and Annie Machordom

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:326

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in Helgoland Marine Research 2014 68:378

  37. Content type: Original Article

    Environmental factors strongly affect mangrove crabs, and some factors modulate population structure and habitat partitioning during the crabs’ life cycle. However, the effect of these environmental factors on...

    Authors: A. C. Wunderlich and M. A. A. Pinheiro

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:322

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  38. Content type: Original Article

    Meristoderes is the most recently described kinorhynch genus and has until now only accommodated its type species M. macracanthus from the Mediterranean and M. galatheae from the Solomon Islands ...

    Authors: Martin V. Sørensen, Hyun Soo Rho, Won-Gi Min, Dongsung Kim and Cheon Young Chang

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:323

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  39. Content type: Original Article

    The “brown shrimp”, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus 1758), is a benthic key species in the North Sea ecosystem, supporting an intense commercial fishery. Its reproductive pattern is characterized by a continuous spawni...

    Authors: Ángel Urzúa and Klaus Anger

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:321

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  40. Content type: Original Article

    The effectiveness of a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) to describe the fish communities of three gas platforms located offshore Crotone (Italy, Ionian Sea) was investigated by comparing its observations with u...

    Authors: Franco Andaloro, Maria Ferraro, Edoardo Mostarda, Teresa Romeo and Pierpaolo Consoli

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:319

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  41. Content type: Original Article

    In the present study, the genus Mirostenella Bayer (Proc Biol Soc Wash 101:251–256, 1988) is revised. We add to knowledge of the type species of the genus M. articulata Bayer (Proc Biol Soc Wash 101:251–256, 1988

    Authors: Rebeca Zapata-Guardiola, Pablo J. López-González and Josep-Maria Gili

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:318

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  42. Content type: Original Article

    Meiofauna play an essential role in the diet of small and juvenile fish. However, it is less well documented which meiofaunal prey groups in the sediment are eaten by fish. Trophic relationships between five d...

    Authors: Sabine Schückel, Anne F. Sell, Terue C. Kihara, Annemarie Koeppen, Ingrid Kröncke and Henning Reiss

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:316

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  43. Content type: Original Article

    The encrusting soft coral Incrustatus comauensis is a common denizen of hard substrates in the shallow sub-tidal zone from the central Chilean fjords to the Cape Horn region of southern South America. DNA barcodi...

    Authors: Catherine S. McFadden and Leen P. van Ofwegen

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:310

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  44. Content type: Original Article

    The European razor shell Ensis minor (Chenu 1843) and the American E. directus (Conrad 1843) have a diploid chromosome number of 38 and remarkable differences in their karyotypes: E. minor has four metacentric, o...

    Authors: Ana M. González-Tizón, Verónica Rojo, Joaquín Vierna, K. Thomas Jensen, Emilie Egea and Andrés Martínez-Lage

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:305

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