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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. 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

    The Erratum to this article has been published in Helgoland Marine Research 2014 68:s10152-013-0378-8

  22. 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
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. Natural assemblages are variable in space and time; therefore, quantification of their variability is imperative to identify relevant scales for investigating natural or anthropogenic processes shaping these a...

    Authors: P. Veiga, M. Rubal, R. Vieira, F. Arenas and I. Sousa-Pinto
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:315
  29. The edible cockle Cerastoderma edule is a marine bivalve commercially fished in several European countries that have lately suffered a significant decrease in production. Despite its commercial importance, geneti...

    Authors: L. Martínez, J. Méndez, A. Insua, A. Arias-Pérez and R. Freire
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:314
  30. In the Seno de Reloncaví, southern Chile, seasonal changes in dry weight (DW) and elemental composition (CHN) were studied in embryo (initial embryonic stage), newly hatched zoeae, and newly settled megalopae ...

    Authors: P. Gebauer, K. Paschke, A. Barría and K. Anger
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:313
  31. Two different decapod larval assemblages inhabit the marine environment of Saint Paul’s Rocks, differentiating the inlet from the surrounding oceanic waters. Larvae of the crab Grapsus grapsus and of the holopela...

    Authors: Manoela Costa Brandão, Andréa Green Koettker and Andrea Santarosa Freire
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:312
  32. 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
  33. Spatial distribution and functional structure of intertidal benthic macrofauna in relation to environmental variables in the Jade Bay (southern North Sea) were studied and compared with other intertidal areas ...

    Authors: Ulrike Schückel, Melanie Beck and Ingrid Kröncke
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:309
  34. The study of feeding habits of the Atlantic bluefin tuna was carried out in 123 specimens, ranging from 115 to 222 cm fork length (FL) and collected during spring seasons of 2010 and 2011 in the central Medite...

    Authors: Pietro Battaglia, Franco Andaloro, Pierpaolo Consoli, Valentina Esposito, Danilo Malara, Simona Musolino, Cristina Pedà and Teresa Romeo
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:307
  35. We tested herein the hypothesis that exposure time significantly contributes to the vertical distribution profile of nematodes during a tidal cycle as a function of distinct feeding and locomotion behaviors, c...

    Authors: M. C. Brustolin, M. C. Thomas and P. C. Lana
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:306
  36. 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
  37. The present study assessed the existence of variation in the shell shape of the pod razor shell (Ensis siliqua) throughout its distributional range in the north-eastern Atlantic. Shells of E. siliqua caught at se...

    Authors: Marta M. Rufino, Paulo Vasconcelos, Fábio Pereira, Juan Fernández-Tajes, Susana Darriba, Josefina Méndez and Miguel B. Gaspar
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:303
  38. The micro-scale spatial distribution patterns of a demersal fish and decapod crustacean assemblage were assessed in a hard-bottom kelp environment in the southern North Sea. Using quadrats along line transects...

    Authors: Stephanie Wehkamp and Philipp Fischer
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:304
  39. The reproductive biology including insemination frequency, ovarian maturation, gonadosomatic index (GSI), size at first maturity, and fecundity of Melicertus kerathurus were investigated using monthly samples fro...

    Authors: Kosmas Kevrekidis and Maria Thessalou-Legaki
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:301
  40. The new deep-sea copepod species of the family Paramesochridae (Copepoda, Harpacticoida) presented here was collected during the scientific ANtarctic benthic DEEP-sea biodiversity cruise II (ANDEEP II) to the ...

    Authors: Johanna Kottmann, Terue Cristina Kihara, Thomas Glatzel and Gritta Veit-Köhler
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:302
  41. The activity pattern of intertidal crabs is influenced by factors that usually change rhythmically following tidal and/or diel cycles, and is often associated with the use of refuges. The movement activity of ...

    Authors: Tomás Luppi, Claudia Bas, Agustina Méndez Casariego, Mariano Albano, Juan Lancia, Marcelo Kittlein, Alan Rosenthal, Nahuel Farías, Eduardo Spivak and Oscar Iribarne
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 67:300
  42. Subtidal fouling assemblages usually consist of short-lived organisms. Colonisation sequences on man-made structures may thus be greatly affected by the temporal and spatial variability of propagule supply. Th...

    Authors: Alicia Rico, Roxana Peralta and Juan López Gappa
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2012 66:293
  43. Global homogenization of biota is underway through worldwide introduction and establishment of non-indigenous (exotic) species. Organisms fouling ship hulls are continually in transit and can affect communitie...

    Authors: Paulo Torres, Ana Cristina Costa and Maria Ana Dionísio
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:287
  44. This study investigates aspects of the life history of the polychaete Thoracophelia furcifera on a sandy beach in southern Brazil. Two fixed transects perpendicular to the shoreline in the intertidal zone were sa...

    Authors: Mariana B. P. Otegui, Arno Blankensteyn and Paulo R. Pagliosa
    Citation: Helgoland Marine Research 2011 66:284

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