Peer-reviewed Articles

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Here we describe an anatomically divergent wood-boring bivalve belonging to the family Teredinidae. Specimens were collected off the coast of Mabini, Batangas, Philippines, in February 2018, from sunken driftwood at a depth of less than 2 m. A combination of characteristics...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6256
252 downloads
1,073 views

Background Effective biodiversity monitoring is fundamental in tracking changes in ecosystems as it relates to commercial, recreational, and conservation interests. Current approaches to survey coral reef ecosystems center on the use of indicator species and repeat...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6379
205 downloads
609 views

Neopetrosia proxima (Porifera: Demospongiae: Haplosclerida) is described as a morphologically variable sponge common on shallow reefs of the Caribbean. However, the range of morphological and reproductive variation within putative N. proxima led us to hypothesize...

["Biodiversity","Marine Biology","Molecular Biology","Taxonomy","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6371
175 downloads
459 views

Genotype-specific contributions to the environmental tolerance and disease susceptibility of corals are widely accepted. Yet our understanding of how host genotype influences the composition and stability of the coral microbiome subjected to environmental fluctuations...

["Marine Biology","Microbiology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6377
70 downloads
208 views

Grouping behaviour, as fascinating as it is unclear, has lately drawn the attention of numerous researchers. While most of the authors focused their work on a mechanistic approach to the matter of schooling, this study explores the issue from a population point...

["Animal Behavior","Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology","Freshwater Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6378
105 downloads
452 views

The European green crab (Carcinus maenas) is a crustacean species native to European and North African coastlines that has become one of the world’s most successful marine invasive species. Targeted fishing programs aimed at removing green crabs from invaded ecosystems...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6308
56 downloads
203 views

This study provides information on biological (gonadosomatic index), commercial quality (condition index and meat yield) and biochemical aspects (proximate composition, fatty acids) of the soft tissues of Flexopecten glaber reared in suspended cages in the Ionian...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biochemistry","Food Science and Technology","Marine Biology","Nutrition"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.5810
100 downloads
420 views

In Heterostegina depressa, the flagship species of laboratory investigations of larger benthic foraminifera (LBF) since the 70’s, the timing of reproduction, longevity and natural chamber building rates are still understudied. A recently developed method, the natural...

["Marine Biology","Paleontology","Population Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6096
113 downloads
511 views

Background The introduction of animal tracking technology has rapidly advanced our understanding of seabird foraging ecology. Tracking data is particularly powerful when combined with oceanographic information derived from satellite remote sensing, allowing insights...

["Biogeography","Conservation Biology","Ecology","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6261
98 downloads
390 views

In molluscs, the shell secreted by mantle tissue during the biomineralization process is the first barrier against predators and mechanical damage. Changing environmental conditions, such as ocean acidification, influence shell strength and thus protection of the...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Genetics","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6245
58 downloads
401 views

Background Our team discovered that Prochlorococcus can take up glucose, in a process that changes the transcriptional pattern of several genes involved in glucose metabolization. We have also shown that glcH encodes a very high affinity glucose transporter, and...

["Ecology","Marine Biology","Microbiology","Molecular Biology","Biological Oceanography"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6248
53 downloads
311 views

Background It has been suggested that aquaculture ponds on the Chinese coast could act as breeding grounds for scyphozoans. Here, we present the first record of the scyphomedusa Phyllorhiza sp. in an aquaculture pond on the coast of the southern Yellow Sea, based...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Biodiversity","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6191
118 downloads
656 views

Ocean acidification, the ongoing decline of surface ocean pH and [CO ${}_{3}^{2-}$ 3 2 − ] due to absorption of surplus atmospheric CO2, has far-reaching consequences for marine biota, especially calcifiers. Among these are teleost fishes, which internally calcify...

["Aquaculture, Fisheries and Fish Science","Marine Biology","Climate Change Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6152
71 downloads
384 views

In marine invertebrates, the modes of development at early stages are related to the type and capacity of larval feeding to achieve growth. Therefore, studying the factors that determine larval feeding strategies can help to understand the diversity of life histories...

["Evolutionary Studies","Marine Biology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6151
90 downloads
344 views

Clarifying the underlying mechanisms that enable closely related species to coexist in a particular environment is a fundamental aspect of ecology. Coral reefs support a high diversity of marine organisms, among which rabbitfishes (family Siganidae) are a major...

["Animal Behavior","Biodiversity","Ecology","Marine Biology","Zoology"]
doi:10.7717/peerj.6145

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