Aquatic Biology

RAD genotyping reveals fine-scale population structure and provides evidence for adaptive divergence in a commercially important fish from the northwestern Pacific Ocean
Rodolfo Jaffé –– This study employs RAD genotyping to assess population structure local adaptation in a commercially important fish from the northwestern Pacific Ocean.
Multi-gene incongruence consistent with hybridisation in Cladocopium (Symbiodiniaceae), an ecologically important genus of coral reef symbionts
Anastazia Banaszak –– This study lays the groundwork for future studies on the hybridization in the Symbiodiniaceae, which is a much understudied field of research.
Spotting the “small eyes”: using photo-ID methodology to study a wild population of smalleye stingrays (Megatrygon microps) in southern Mozambique
Guillaume Rieucau –– This study demonstrates that the natural spot patterns of small eye stingrays can be employed to accurately identify free-ranging individuals offering novel directions of research aiming at building a better understanding of the ecology, distribution, movement patterns and behaviors of this species.
A comparison of impact and risk assessment methods based on the IMO Guidelines and EU invasive alien species risk assessment frameworks
Xavier Pochon –– This study offers an interesting comparative analysis of impact and risk assessment methods between the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Guidelines and European (EU) invasive alien species risk assessment frameworks.
A behavioral and genetic study of multiple paternity in a polygamous marine invertebrate, Octopus oliveri
James Reimer –– As the reviewers have noted, one of the few examples of examining the relationship between mating behavior and fertilization patterns in octopus.
Antioxidant enzyme cycling over reproductive lunar cycles in Pocillopora damicornis
Linda Kelly –– Provides a novel diagnostic to evaluate coral physiology and stress biomarkers
Composition and dynamics of the bacterial communities present in the post-slaughter environment of farmed Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) and correlations to gelatin degrading activity
Konstantinos Kormas –– Addressing the importance of microbiota in the fish processing environments.
Systematic review and meta-analysis of 50 years of coral disease research visualized through the scope of network theory
Xavier Pochon –– This comprehensive study reviewed a total of 719 publications spanning a period from 1969 to 2017, and applied network theory to visualise 50 years of coral disease knowledge.
Recommendations for dietary level of micro-minerals and vitamin D3 to Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) parr and post-smolt when fed low fish meal diets
Rogerio Sotelo-Mundo –– Mineral nutrition is a key aspect of fish aquaculture, and this paper addresses key aspects of micro minerals and vitamin D3 requirements in salmon.
Dietary supplementation of black soldier fly (Hermetica illucens) meal modulates gut microbiota, innate immune response and health status of marron (Cherax cainii, Austin 2002) fed poultry-by-product and fishmeal based diets
Konstantinos Kormas –– One of the very few papers dealing with meal substituition in reared freshwater crustaceans.
Aquatic Biology

Section discussions

The ability of oriental magpies (Pica serica) to solve baited multiple-string problems @thePeerJ

My take on the cooperative-breeding lifespan question in mammals is out today in @thePeerJ #Ecology #EvolutionaryStudies "The case for extended lifespan in cooperatively breeding mammals: a re-appraisal"

The influence of surrounding land cover on #Wetland habitat conditions: a case study of inland wetlands in South Korea

Mitochondrial DNA variation in the Italian Heavy Draught Horse @thePeerJ

The chemistry and histology of sexually dimorphic mental glands in the freshwater turtle, Mauremys leprosa @thePeerJ

Our new paper on depigmenting potentialof lichen extracts. Open access in @thePeerJ #PlantScience #Dermatology

An article I handled as editor has been published today @thePeerJ #Paleontology #Taxonomy #FossilFriday

Congrats to Dr Galuszynski for getting his first PhD paper published​—fantastic work on taming the High Resolution Melt analyses to his will. It appeared to be a beast of a finicky&pedantic method, but Nick stuck with it​—with brilliant results!@thePeerJ

Our paper about transcriptomic changes in Trypanosoma cruzi is now published in @thePeerJ #Genomics #Microbiology #Parasitology

The perfect 'null model' for collective behavior: the Cave Molly! Compared to surface fish, these guys are asocial and swim around randomly. Check out our new paper @thePeerJ #AnimalBehavior #fishsci @scioi_cluster @LeibnizIGB