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  1. The extent of the receptive period may determine the mating strategies employed by female crabs to obtain mates. Here, we studied the receptivity of female Neohelice granulata (Dana, 1851) in the laboratory, incl...

    Authors: María Paz Sal Moyano, Tomás Luppi, María Andrea Gavio, Micaela Vallina and Colin McLay

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:299

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  2. This study evaluated the reproductive features of Octopus tehuelchus in three coastal environments of San Matías Gulf (Patagonia). Monthly samples of O. tehuelchus were used to estimate size at maturity, compare ...

    Authors: Lorena P. Storero, Maite A. Narvarte and Raúl A. González

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:298

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  3. Distributions of prokaryotic cell size and morphology were studied in different areas of the Mediterranean Sea by using image analysis on samples collected from surface down to bathypelagic layers (max depth 4...

    Authors: R. La Ferla, G. Maimone, M. Azzaro, F. Conversano, C. Brunet, A. S. Cabral and R. Paranhos

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:297

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  4. A field sampling was conducted before the onset of the northeasterly monsoon to investigate the copepod community composition during the monsoon transition period at the northern coast of Taiwan (East China Se...

    Authors: Li-Chun Tseng, Hans-Uwe Dahms, Qing-Chao Chen and Jiang-Shiou Hwang

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:296

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  5. A new species of apseudomorph tanaidacean, Apseudopsis adami sp. nov., is described, including intraspecific variation, from specimens collected in the seagrass meadows of O Grove inlet (NW Iberian Peninsula, NE ...

    Authors: P. Esquete, R. N. Bamber, J. Moreira and J. S. Troncoso

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:295

    Content type: Original Article

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  6. The molluscan taxocoenosis associated with a Cymodocea nodosa seagrass bed was studied throughout 1 year in Genoveses Bay, in the MPA “Parque Natural Cabo de Gata-Níjar” (south-eastern Spain). A total of 64,824 i...

    Authors: Pablo Marina, Javier Urra, José L. Rueda and Carmen Salas

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:294

    Content type: Original Article

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  7. Although marine caves are priority conservation areas according to the Directive 92/43/CEE of the European Community, there is a lack of studies dealing with their soft-bottom communities. For a case study, we...

    Authors: C. Navarro-Barranco, J. M. Guerra-García, L. Sánchez-Tocino and J. C. García-Gómez

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:292

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  8. Constanţa harbour is a major port on the western coast of the semi-enclosed Black Sea. Its brackish waters and low species richness make it vulnerable to invasions. The intensive maritime traffic through Const...

    Authors: Cristina Preda, Daniyar Memedemin, Marius Skolka and Dan Cogălniceanu

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:290

    Content type: Original Article

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  9. The occurrence of two alien alpheid shrimps of the genus Athanas Leach, 1814 [in Leach 1813–1814], the Indo-West Pacific A. dimorphus Ortmann, 1894 and the Eastern Atlantic A. nitescens (Leach, 1813 [in Leach 181...

    Authors: Alexandre O. Almeida, Sabrina M. Simões, Rogério C. Costa and Fernando L. Mantelatto

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:291

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  10. Larval transport has a strong influence on marine populations and ecosystem function. Traditional hypotheses establish that larvae of coastal species are swept offshore during strong upwelling periods producin...

    Authors: José María Landeira, Fernando Lozano-Soldevilla and Eric Desmond Barton

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:289

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  11. Early macrobenthos succession in small, disturbed patches on subtidal soft bottoms is facilitated by the arrival of post-larval colonizers, in particular by active and passive dispersers along the seafloor or ...

    Authors: Aldo S. Pacheco, Martin Thiel, Marcelo E. Oliva and José M. Riascos

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:288

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  12. The present study provides updated information on amphipod assemblages of the southern Portuguese coast, the most south-western part of continental Europe. The influence of depth and sediment type on the spati...

    Authors: Susana Carvalho, Marina R. Cunha, Fábio Pereira, P. Pousão-Ferreira, M. N. Santos and M. B. Gaspar

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:285

    Content type: Original Article

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  13. This paper deals with climate-driven changes of the species composition of the bottom and near-bottom megafauna of the Dogger Bank (central North Sea), which was sampled each summer with a 2-m beam trawl on a ...

    Authors: Moritz Sonnewald and Michael Türkay

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:286

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  14. The aim of this study was to analyze the trophic structure of the polychaete assemblages found in the Campeche Bank, southern Gulf of Mexico and to examine the effect of the sediment composition on the spatial...

    Authors: Nayeli Domínguez Castanedo, Pablo Hernández Alcántara, Vivianne Solís-Weiss and Alejandro Granados Barba

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:283

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  15. The descriptions of seven new and supplemental descriptions of four known species of the genus Acantholaimus (Nematoda: Chromadoridae) from about 5,000 m depth in the abyssal manganese nodule field of the French ...

    Authors: Maria A. Miljutina and Dmitry M. Miljutin

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:282

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  16. Trophic relationships between Scorpaena porcus, S. notata and Chelidonichthys lucerna collected near natural gas platforms were investigated for the first time in central Adriatic Sea from July 2005 to May 2006. ...

    Authors: Luca Castriota, Manuela Falautano, Maria Grazia Finoia, Pierpaolo Consoli, Cristina Pedà, Valentina Esposito, Pietro Battaglia and Franco Andaloro

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:281

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  17. The small-scale distribution and resource utilization patterns of hermit crabs living in symbiosis with sea anemones were investigated in the Aegean Sea. Four hermit crab species, occupying shells of nine gast...

    Authors: Anna-Maria Vafeiadou, Chryssanthi Antoniadou and Chariton Chintiroglou

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:279

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  18. The Helgoland Roads phytoplankton long-term data set is one of the longest and the most detailed data sets in Europe, having provided continuous work-daily observations of phytoplankton abundance since 1962. T...

    Authors: Alexandra C. Kraberg, Kristine Carstens, Silvia Peters, Katharina Tilly and Karen H. Wiltshire

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:277

    Content type: Short Communication

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  19. In the tropical Atlantic, the ichthyofauna between the coast of Brazil and the Caribbean regions, divided by the Amazon barrier, is very similar presenting several geminate species, including Gramma brasiliensis,...

    Authors: Wagner Franco Molina, Gideão Wagner Werneck Felix da Costa, Marcelo de Bello Cioffi and Luiz Antonio Carlos Bertollo

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:276

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  20. The relationship between benthos data and environmental data in 308 samples collected from the intertidal zone of the Hörnum tidal basin (German Wadden Sea) was analyzed. The environmental variables were curre...

    Authors: W. Puls, K.-H. van Bernem, D. Eppel, H. Kapitza, A. Pleskachevsky, R. Riethmüller and B. Vaessen

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:275

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  21. Based on material collected during the BIOICE project off Iceland, the taxonomy and distribution of eight species of polychaetous annelids belonging to the genus Ampharete (Polychaeta: Ampharetidae) are reviewed....

    Authors: Julio Parapar, Gudmundur V. Helgason, Igor Jirkov and Juan Moreira

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:274

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  22. A new species of Ampelisca (Crustacea, Amphipoda) is described from samples collected in shallow subtidal fine and very fine sand in the inlet of Baiona (Galicia, NW Iberian Peninsula). Ampelisca troncosoi sp. no...

    Authors: R. Tato, P. Esquete and J. Moreira

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:273

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  23. Two new Thaumatoconcha Kornicker and Sohn, 1976a species, T. dandani n. sp. and T. quasiporosa n. sp., have been described in the present paper. Both species have been collected during two expeditions to the Sout...

    Authors: Ivana Karanovic and Simone Nunes Brandão

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:269

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  24. The pelagic cephalopod fauna of the central Mediterranean Sea was investigated through stomach content analyses of large fish predators. A total of 124 Xiphias gladius, 22 Thunnus thynnus, 100 Thunnus alalunga, a...

    Authors: Teresa Romeo, Pietro Battaglia, Cristina Pedà, Patrizia Perzia, Pierpaolo Consoli, Valentina Esposito and Franco Andaloro

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:270

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  25. Settlement of benthic marine invertebrates is determined by the interaction between physical factors and biological processes, in which the tide, wind, and predation can play key roles, especially for species ...

    Authors: Luis Miguel Pardo, Carlos Simón Cardyn and José Garcés-Vargas

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:267

    Content type: Original Article

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  26. The embryonic development of the sea bass Dicentrarchus labrax during the endotrophic period is discussed. An 8 cells stage, not reported for other studied species, results from two rapid successive cleavages. Bl...

    Authors: Patricia Cucchi, Elliott Sucré, Raphaël Santos, Jeremy Leclère, Guy Charmantier and René Castille

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:262

    Content type: Original Article

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  27. The somatic and gonad productions of the cirolanid isopod Excirolana armata were analyzed by taking monthly samples from December 2003 to November 2005 on Una beach, São Paulo state (24°S), southeastern Brazil. S...

    Authors: Marcelo Petracco, Ricardo Silva Cardoso, Alexander Turra and Thais Navajas Corbisier

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:268

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  28. Sepiola atlantica were captured in seine nets at twelve locations around the coast of Anglesey, UK. Animals were most abundant on the very sheltered shore of Y Foryd Bay and the wave-exposed shor...

    Authors: N. J. E. Jones and C. A. Richardson

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:265

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  29. Little is known about the diversity of non-geniculate coralline red algae (Rhodophyta, Corallinophycidae) from deep waters in Brazil. Most surveys undertaken in this country have been carried out in shallow wa...

    Authors: Maria Carolina Henriques, Alexandre Villas-Boas, Rafael Riosmena Rodriguez and Marcia A. O. Figueiredo

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:264

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  30. In order to investigate the feeding habits of Helicolenus dactylopterus dactylopterus along the continental Portuguese coast, a total of 619 individuals were sampled of which 60% contained food in...

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

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:260

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  31. Harbours, which are often characterised by anthropogenic stress in combination with intensive international ship traffic, tend to be very susceptible to aquatic invasions. Since alien macrocrustaceans are know...

    Authors: Pieter Boets, Koen Lock and Peter L. M. Goethals

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:259

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  32. Seaweeds are a refuge from stressful conditions associated with life on rocky intertidal shores, and there is evidence that different macrophytes support different assemblages of mobile epifauna. Introduction ...

    Authors: Ignacio Gestoso, Celia Olabarria and Jesús S. Troncoso

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:257

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  33. Heterogeneity in the distribution of organisms occurs at a range of spatial scales, which may vary from few centimeters to hundreds of kilometers. The exclusion of small-scale variability from routine sampling...

    Authors: L. Sandrini-Neto and P. C. Lana

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:258

    Content type: Original Article

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  34. In this study, we used data from morphology and three DNA markers to assess the taxonomic status of the putative bivalve species Hypanis colorata and Hypanis angusticostata in a Black Sea lagoon, the Razelm Lake ...

    Authors: Luis Popa, Oana Popa, Elena Iorgu, Beatrice Kelemen and Dumitru Murariu

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:256

    Content type: Original Article

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  35. Complete larval series are known for only three of the 39 valid species worldwide in the genus Lysmata. The present work deals with the larval development of two closely related trans-isthmian species of Lysmata,...

    Authors: Cátia Bartilotti, Ricardo Calado, Andrew Rhyne and Antonina dos Santos

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:251

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  36. Both genders of Tigriopus thailandensis sp. nov. are described from a laboratory stock raised from individuals collected from the seaweed Enteromorpha clathrata in Thailand (Bangsaen Beach, Chonburi Province). Ti...

    Authors: Supawadee Chullasorn, Viatcheslav N. Ivanenko, Hans-U Dahms, Pawana Kangtia and Wan-Xi Yang

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:254

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  37. The relative importance of small forms of copepods has been historically underestimated by the traditional use of 200–300-μm mesh nets. This work quantified the distribution and abundance of copepods, consider...

    Authors: Gustavo A. Thompson, Estela O. Dinofrio and Viviana A. Alder

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:253

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  38. The porcellanid crab Petrolisthes armatus, with a known geographic distribution covering a wide range of latitudes, was selected to conduct a comparative study on egg production and reproductive output between tw...

    Authors: Ingo S. Wehrtmann, Ivana Miranda, Claudia A. Lizana-Moreno, Patricio Hernáez, Vera Barrantes-Echandi and Fernando L. Mantelatto

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:250

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  39. Larvae of many marine decapod crustaceans are released in unpredictable habitats with strong salinity fluctuations during the breeding season. In an experimental laboratory study, we investigated the influence...

    Authors: Darlan de Jesus de Brito Simith, Adelson Silva de Souza, Cristiana Ramalho Maciel, Fernando Araújo Abrunhosa and Karen Diele

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:249

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  40. The role of intracontinental migration patterns of European eel (Anguilla anguilla) receives more and more recognition in both ecological studies of the European eel and possible management measures, but small-sc...

    Authors: Enno Prigge, Arne M. Malzahn, Karsten Zumholz and Reinhold Hanel

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:246

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  41. This is the first genetic analysis comparing cultured endobacteria discovered in the tentacles of cnidarian species (Tubularia indivisa, Tubularia larynx, Corymorpha nutans, Sagartia elegans) with those found in ...

    Authors: Hilke Doepke, Karl Herrmann and Christian Schuett

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:245

    Content type: Original Article

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  42. A monitoring programme for microzooplankton was started at the long-term sampling station “Kabeltonne” at Helgoland Roads (54°11.3′N; 7°54.0′E) in January 2007 in order to provide more detailed knowledge on mi...

    Authors: Martin Günther Joachim Löder, Alexandra Claudia Kraberg, Nicole Aberle, Silvia Peters and Karen Helen Wiltshire

    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:242

    Content type: Original Article

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