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Ichthyological Research

Ichthyological Research

Editor-in-Chief: Yoshiaki Kai

ISSN: 1341-8998 (print version)
ISSN: 1616-3915 (electronic version)

Journal no. 10228

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Yoshiaki Kai
Maizuru Fisheries Research Station
Field Science Education and Research Center, Kyoto University
Nagahama, Maizuru
Kyoto 625-0086, Japan
e-mail: mebaru@kais.kyoto-u.ac.jp

Managing Editor
Gen Kume
Faculty of Fisheries
Kagoshima University
4-50-20 Shimoarata, Kagoshima 890-0056, Japan
e-mail: kume@fish.kagoshima-u.ac.jp

Naoki Yagishita
Graduate School of Fisheries and
Environmental Sciences, Nagasaki
University, 1-14 Bunkyo-machi,
Nagasaki 852-8521, Japan
e-mail: n-yagi@nagasaki-u.ac.jp

Chris Burridge
Terry J. Donaldson
Yasuyuki Hashiguchi
Yusuke Hibino
Nao Kagawa
Mari Kawaguchi
Toshio Kawai
Itsuro Koizumi
Tomoyuki Kokita
B. Mabel Manjaji-Matsumoto
Mizuki Matsunuma
Yohei Nakamura
Makoto Okamoto
Yoshitaka Sakakura
Aya Sato
Tamaki Shimose
Daisuke Tahara
Hiroshi Takahashi
Tomohiro Takeyama
Yoshinori Taniguchi
Fumihito Tashiro
Thomas Trnski
William T. White

Advisory Board

Jason B. Dunham, USA
Lee-Shing Fang, Taiwan
Graham S. Hardy, New Zealand
Jeffrey M. Leis, Australia
Keiichi Matsuura, Japan
Philip Munday, Australia
Edward O. Murdy, USA
Mutsumi Nishida, Japan
Lynne R. Parenti, USA
Mitsuhiko Sano, Japan
Kwang-Tsao Shao, Taiwan
Valentina G. Sideleva, Russia
Edward O. Wiley, USA

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    Ichthyological Research is an official journal of the Ichthyological Society of Japan and is published quarterly in January, April, July, and November. Ichthyological Research primarily publishes research papers on original work, either descriptive or experimental, that advances the understanding of the diversity of fishes. Ichthyological Research strives to cover all aspects of fish biology, including taxonomy, systematics, evolution, biogeography, ecology, ethology, genetics, morphology, and physiology.

    Ichthyological Research also publishes timely reviews and commentary on recent progress in active areas of research on fish biology.

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