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Marine biodiversity research in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan: Current status and trends

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Supplemental Information

Example images of the Okinawa sub-region of the RYS within the Ocean Biogeographic Information System (OBIS) for (a) Crustacea, and (b) Dinoflagellata, showing spatial differences in the records of these taxa

Crustacea have most numerous records (n=200-500) in the square that contains Akajima Marine Station. On the other hand, there are almost no data at all for Dinoflagellata. The search was conducted in August 2017.

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1/supp-1

Search terms for Web of Science and numbers of publications per year (1995-2017) for the Ryukyus, Red Sea, Great Barrier Reef, and Caribbean

DOI: 10.7287/peerj.preprints.27029v1/supp-2

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Competing Interests

James D. Reimer is an Academic and Section Editor for PeerJ.

Author Contributions

James D Reimer conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Piera Biondi conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Yee Wah Lau conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Giovanni Masucci conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Xuan Hoa Nguyen conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Maria E.A. Santos conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Hin Boo Wee conceived and designed the experiments, performed the experiments, analyzed the data, prepared figures and/or tables, authored or reviewed drafts of the paper, approved the final draft.

Data Deposition

The following information was supplied regarding data availability:

Our raw data are supplied in supplementary file Table S1.

Funding

XHN, MEAS, and HBW were supported by Japanese Government (MEXT) scholarships. The funders had no role in study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.


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