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Ohta, M., S. Kojima, M. Shimomura (accepted) A new species of Janirella Bonnier, 1986 (Isopoda: Asellota: Janirellidae) from western Japan Trench. Crustacean Research.

Yashiki, H.*, S. Takami* (contributed equally), F. Spahn, K. Sakuma, H. Itoh, T. Hamatsu, Y. Narimatsu, T. Yanagimoto, S. Kojima (accepted) Inbreeding between deep-sea snailfishes Careproctus pellucidus and Careproctus rastrinus in the northwestern Pacific Ocean. Zoological Science.


太田瑞希・小林元樹・阿部博和・伊藤萌・冨岡森理・小島茂明 (2020) 利尻島沿岸の等脚目甲殻類 (節足動物門)利尻研究. 39, 4754.
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Kido, M., H. Itoh, G. Shinohara, S. Kojima (2020) Cryptic speciation of a deep-sea demersal fish of the genus Bothrocara in the Japan Sea. Zoological Science. 37, 24–30.


Fukumori, H., T. Takano, K. Hasegawa, Y. Kano (2019) Deepest known gastropod fauna: species composition and distribution in the Kuril-Kamchatka Trench. Progress in Oceanography. 178, 102176.

小林元樹・阿部博和・冨岡森理・伊藤萌・小島茂明 (2019) 利尻島の海産環形動物利尻研究, 38, 29–41.
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Takano, T., Y. Kano, T. Sasaki (2019) Comparison of shell structures in pyramidelloid gastropods (Heterobranchia). Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 78, 33–43.

Takano, T., H. Tanaka, Y. Kano (2019) A new species of Mucronalia (Gastropoda: Eulimidae) parasitizing the ophiocomid brittle star Ophiomastix mixta in Japan. Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 77: 45-50.

First Person - Eriko Seo. Biology Open. 8: bio041129.
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Yahagi, T., H. Fukumori, A. Warén, Y. Kano (2019) Population connectivity of hydrothermal-vent limpets along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha: Phenacolepadidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 99, 179-185.


Kobayashi, G., R. Mukai, I. Alalykina, T. Miura, S. Kojima (2018) Phylogeography of benthic invertebrates in deep waters: a case study of Sternaspis cf. williamsae (Annelida: Sternaspidae) from the northwestern Pacific OceanDeep-Sea Research Part II. 154, 159-166.

Fukumori, H., K. Hasegawa, Y. Kano (2018) Abyssal gastropods in the Sea of Okhotsk (Vetigastropoda and Caenogastropoda). Deep-Sea Research Part II. 154, 187-196.

Terada, R., T. Takano, K. Sakuma, Y. Narimatsu, S. Kojima (2018) Phylogeography of the North Pacific lightfish Maurolicus japonicus. Plankton Benthos Res. 13, 180-184.
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Goto, R., H. Fukumori, Y. Kano, M. Kato (2018) Evolutionary gain of red blood cells in a commensal bivalve (Galeommatoidea) as an adaptation to a hypoxic shrimp burrow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125, 368-376.

Takano, T., H. Itoh, Y. Kano (2018) DNA-based identification of an echinoderm host for a deep-sea parasitic snail (Gastropoda: Eulimidae)Molluscan Research, 38, 212-217. doi:10.1080/13235818.2017.1372865

Kobayashi, G., R. Goto, T. Takano, S. Kojima (2018) Molecular phylogeny of Maldanidae (Annelida): multiple losses of tube-capping plates and evolutionary shifts in habitat depthMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 127, 332–344.

小林元樹・阿部博和・伊藤萌・冨岡森理・小島茂明 (2018) タマシキゴカイ科環形動物2種の利尻島初記録と日本における本科の過去の記録について利尻研究, 37, 95–100.
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Seike, K., K. Shirai, N. Murakami-Sugihara (2017) Using tsunami deposits to determine the maximum depth of benthic burrowingPLoS ONE, 12, e0182753
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清家弘治・ 白井厚太朗・窪田薫 (2017) 岩手県船越湾における大型底生生物の個体群動態:2011年大津波後6年間の継続調査日本水産学会誌, 83, 668–671. doi:10.2331/suisan.WA2432-8
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Yahagi, T., H. Kayama-Watanabe, S. Kojima, Y. Kano (2017) Do larvae from deep-sea hydrothermal vents disperse in surface waters? Ecology, 98, 1524–1534.

[In: Castillo‑Páez et al. (2017) Microsatellite Records for vol. 9, issue 1. Conservation Genetics Resources, doi: 10.1007/s12686-017-0689-1]


Noguchi T., T. Kitahashi, G. Shinohara, J. Hashimoto, S. Kojima  (2016)  Morphological differences among snipefishes (Macroramphosidae: Macroramphosus) from the Pacific and Atlantic oceansPlankton and Benthos Research 11, 147–150.
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Seo, E., T. Sazi, M. Togawa, O. Nagata, M. Murakami, S. Kojima, Y. Seo (2016)  A portable infrared photoplethysmograph: Heartbeat of Mytilus galloprovincialis analyzed by MRI and application to Bathymodiolus septemdierumBiology Open 5, 1752-1757.
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Fukumori, H., H. Itoh, Y. Kano (2016) The complete mitochondrial genome of the stream snail Clithon retropictus (Neritimorpha: Neritidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources 1, 820–821.
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Kano, Y., B. Brenzinger, A. Nützel, N. G. Wilson, M. Schrödl (2016) Ringiculid bubble snails recovered as the sister group to sea slugs (Nudipleura). Scientific Reports 6, 30908
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Yorisue, T., B. Chan, R. Kado, H. Watanabe, K. Inoue, S. Kojima, J. Høeg (2016) On the morphology of antennular sensory and attachment organs in cypris larvae of the deep-sea vent/seep barnacles, Ashinkailepas and Neoverruca. Journal of Morphology 277, 594–602.

Kitahashi, T., H. Watanabe, K. Ikehara, R. G. Jenkins, S. Kojima, M. Shimanaga (2016) Deep-sea meiofauna off the Pacific coast of Tohoku and other trench slopes around Japan: A comparative study before and after the 2011 off the Pacific coast of Tohoku Earthquake. Journal of Oceanography 71, 129-139.


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Kano Y, Neusser TP, Fukumori H, Jorger KM, Schrodl M (2015). Sea‐slug invasion of the land. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116, 253-259.

Itoh H, Kamimura S, Hirose K, Kojima S (2015) Characterization of polymorphic microsatellite for the tideland snail Batillaria flectosiphonata. Conservation Genetics Resources, 7, 751-753.

Yahagi T Watanabe H Ishibashi J & Kojima S (2015) Genetic population structure of four hydrothermal vent shrimp species (Alvinocarididae) in the Okinawa Trough, Northwest Pacific. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 529, 159-169.
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Noguchi T, Sakuma K, Kitahashi T, Itoh H, Kano Y, Shinohara G, Hashimoto J, Kojima S (2015) No genetic deviation between two morphotypes of the snipefishes (Macroramphosidae: Macroramphosus) in Japanese waters. Ichthyological Research, 62, 368-373.

Hidaka H, Ogura T, Watanabe H, Kano Y, Kojima S (2015) Population history of a hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod Alviniconcha hessleri in the Mariana Trough. In J. Ishibashi, K. Okino and M. Sunamura (eds.) “Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Global Hydrothermal Systems; TAIGA Concept” Springer, 325-333.
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Kitahashi, T., Jenkins, R. G., Nomaki,H., Shimanaga, M., Fujikura, K., and Kojima S. (2014) Effect of the 2011 Tohoku Earthquake on deep-sea meiofaunal assemblages inhabiting the landward slope of the Japan Trench. Marine Geology, 358, 128-137.

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Seo E, Ohishi K, Maruyama T, Imaizumi-Ohashi Y, Murakami M, Seo, Y (2014). Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of water flow in the mantle cavity of live Mytilus galloprovincialis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 2277-2287. 

Goto R, Ohsuga K, Kato M (2014) Mode of life of Anomiostrea coralliophila (Ostreidae): a symbiotic oyster living in ghost-shrimp burrows. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 80, 201-205. 

Kojima S, Sakuma K, Yanagimoto T (2014) Contrasting genetic population structures between congeneric flounder species, Hippoglossoides dubius and H. pinetorum. Plankton and Benthos Research, 9. 99-104.
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Seo, E., K. Ohishi, T. Maruyama, Y. Imaizumi-Ohashi, M. Murakami, and Y. Seo (2014) Testing the constant-volume hypothesis by magnetic resonance imaging of the mussel heart in the Mytilus galloprovincialis. Journal of Experimental Biology, 217, 964-973.

Fukumori H, Kano Y (2014) Evolutionary ecology of settlement size in planktotrophic neritimorph gastropods. Marine Biology, 161, 213–227.


Itoh, H., S. Kamimura, H. Takeshima and S. Kojima (2013) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the Asian horn snail Batillaria attramentaria (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Molecular Ecology Resources 
[Molecular Ecology Resources Primer Development Consortium et al. (2013) Permanent Genetic Resources added to Molecular Ecology Resources Database 1 February 2013; 31 March 2013. Molecular Ecology Resources, 13, 760-762]

Itoh H, Kamimura S, Hirose K, Kojima S (2013) Isolation and characterization of microsatellite loci in the intertidal snail Batillaria multiformis (Mollusca Gastropoda). Conservation Genetics Resources, doi: 10.1007/s12686-013-0046-y

Kano Y, Fukumori H, Brenzinger B, Warén A (2013) Driftwood as a vector for the oceanic dispersal of estuarine gastropods (Neritidae) and an evolutionary pathway to the sunken-wood community. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79: 378-382.

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Seo, M, Koyama, S, Toyofuku, T, Kojima, S, Watanabe H (2013) Determination of extremely high pressure tolerance of brine shrimp larvae by using a new pressure chamber system. Zoological Science, 30: 919-923.

Fukumori, H., Chee, SY., Kano, Y. (2013). Drilling predation on neritid egg capsules by the muricid snail Reishia clavigera. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79: 139-146.

Goto R, Okamoto T, Ishikawa H, Hamamura Y, Kato M (2013) Molecular phylogeny of echiuran worms (Phylum: Annelida) reveals evolutionary pattern of feeding mode and sexual dimorphism. PLOS ONE, 8(2), e56809.
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Kitahashi, T., Kawamura, K., Kojima, S., Shimanaga, M. (2013). Assemblages gradually change from bathyal to hadal depth: A case study on harpacticoid copepods around the Kuril Trench (north-west Pacific Ocean). Deep Sea Research Part I, 74, 39-47. 

Takano T., Hirano Y.M., Trowbridge C.D., Hirano Y.J., Watano Y. (2013) Taxonomic clarification in the genus Elysia (Gastropoda, Sacoglossa): E. atroviridis and E. setoensis. American Malacological Bulletin, 31, 25-37. 

Hidaka H, Watanabe H, Kano Y and Kojima S (2013) Mitochondrial genome rearrangement in a hydrothermal vent-endemic lineage of provannid gastropods provides a new DNA marker for phylogeographic studies. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93, 1053-1058.


Seike, K., Jenkins, R. G., Watanabe, H., Nomaki, H., and Sato, K. (2012) Novel use of burrow casting as a research tool in deep-sea ecology. Biology Letters, 8, 648-651.
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Kojima S, Murakami S, Nemoto S, Watanabe H, Miyake H and Tsuchida S (2012) Genetic diversity and population structure of a vestimentiferan annelid Lamellibrachia satsuma in Japanese and northern Mariana waters. Plankton and Benthos Research, 7,146-150.
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Kano Y, Kimura S, Kimura T and Warén A (2012) Living Monoplacophora: morphological conservatism or recent diversification? Zoologica Scripta41, 471–488.

Kitahashi, T., K. Kawamura, G. Veit-Köhler, R. Danovaro, J. Tietjen, S. Kojima and M. Shimanaga (2012) Assemblages of Harpacticoidea (Crustacea: Copepoda) from the Ryukyu and Kuril Trenches, Northwest Pacific Ocean. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 92, 275-286.


Seike, K., Yanagishima, S. I., Nara, M., and Sasaki, T. (2011) Large Macaronichnus in modern shoreface sediments: Identification of the producer, the mode of formation, and paleoenvironmental implications. Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology, 311(3), 224-229.

今村陽一郎・小関祥子・宮島利宏・風呂田利夫・小島茂明(2011)多摩川河口干潟に優占する十脚甲殻類3種の生息場所による食性の変化日本ベントス学会誌, 66, 40-47.
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Itoh, M., K. Kawamura, T. Kitahashi, S. Kojima, H. Katagiri and M. Shimanaga (2011) Bathymetric patterns of meiofaunal abundance and biomass associated with the Kuril and Ryukyu trenches, western North Pacific Ocean. Deep Sea Research Part I, 58, 86-97.

Kojima, S., R. Maeda, K. Sakuma, Y. Kokubu, S. Hagihara and M. Itoh (2011) Genetic characterization of the northwestern Pacific population of a deep-sea demersal fish, Bothrocara hollandi. Plankton and Benthos Research, 6, 108-114.
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Kitazawa, K. and T. Oji (2010) Particle selection by the sea lily Metacrinus rotundus Carpenter 1884 (Echinodermata, Crinoidea). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, 395, 80-84.


Adachi, T., S.Hagihara, M. Itoh, G. Shinohara, I.Hayashi and S. Kojima (2009) Genetic population structure and morphological characters of Japanese psychrolutids of genus Malacocottus (Scorpaeniformes: Psychrolutidae). Ichthyological Research, 56, 323-329.

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Kano, Y and T. Kase (2008) Diversity and distributions of the submarine-cave Neritiliidae in the Indo-Pacific (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha). Organisms Diversity and Evolution, 8, 22-43.

Kodama, Y., T.Yanagimoto, G. Shinohara, I. Hayashi and S. Kojima (2008) Deviation age of a deep-sea demarsal fish, Bothrocara hollandi, between the Japan Sea and the Okhotsk Sea. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 49, 682-687.

Kojima, S., S. Ozeki, A. Iijima, K. Okoshi, T. Suzuki, I. Hayashi and T. Furota (2008) Genetic characteristics of three recently discoverd populations of the tideland snail Cerithidea djadjariensis (Martin) (Mollusca, Gastropoda) from the Pacific coast of the eastern Japan. Plankton and Benthos Research, 3, 96-100.
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矢萩拓也・CHEN Chong・川口慎介 (2019) 深海の化学合成生態系動物群集の幼生分散過程. 海の研究.

Kano, Y., H. Fukumori (2019) Neritidae Rafinesque, 1815. In: Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas (C. Lydeard and K.S. Cummings eds.), p. 31–36. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Kano, Y. (2019) Neritiliidae Schepman, 1908. In: Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas (C. Lydeard and K.S. Cummings eds.), p. 27–30. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

小島茂明・伊藤 萌・松政正俊 (in press) 三陸海岸における巨大津波に伴うホソウミニナ個体群の変化 国際沿岸研究センター報告
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Yahagi T., H. Kayama Watanabe, S. Kojima, Y. Kano (2017) Larval connectivity between deep-sea hydrothermal vents via surface watersThe Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America98, 231–235.
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清家弘治(2017)剥ぎ取り標本を用いた堆積構造の観察:海洋生物学および古生物学への応用神奈川博調査研報(自然), 15. 29–33.
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新井谷梨鈴・伊藤富子・東城幸治 (2014) カメノコヒメトビケラ類の分子系統地理学的研究.昆虫DNA研究会ニュースレター, 20, 34-36.

清家弘治・白井厚太郎・小暮ゆきひさ (2014)大津波が三陸沿岸の砂泥底生態系にもたらした影響―岩手県大槌湾および船越湾を潜水調査した結果から.生物の科学 遺伝, 68, 2–6.

Kojima S, Watanabe H (2015) Vent fauna in the Mariana Trough. In J. Ishibashi, K. Okino and M. Sunamura (eds.) “Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Global Hydrothermal Systems; TAIGA Concept”, Springer, 313-323.
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小島茂明 (2013) 海底熱水活動域の生物群集.「海底鉱物資源の産業展望 ―日本EEZ内 の新資源―」,飯笹幸吉(編),シーエムシー出版,17-22.

後藤龍太郎 (2012) 日本産ユムシ動物の多様性と系統分類―(2).うみうし通信, 77, 4–5.

清家弘治 (2012) 生痕化石. 東大古生物学 化石からみる生命史 佐々木猛智・伊藤泰弘(編),東海大学出版会,pp. 236–244.

後藤龍太郎 (2012) 日本産ユムシ動物の多様性と系統分類―(1).うみうし通信, 76, 5-7.

小島茂明(2012)日本列島周辺の海洋生物.進化学辞典 日本進化学会(編) 共立出版, pp. 500–502

Kano, Y. (2011) Neritimorpha. In: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill, New York

Kano, Y. (2011) Rivers and other freshwater habitats: Freshwater nerites. In: The National History of Santo. (P. Bouchet, ed.), Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. pp. 257-260

Kano, Y. and T. Haga (2011) Marine ecosystems: Sulfide rich environments. In: The National History of Santo. (P. Bouchet, ed.), Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris. pp.373-375

頼末武史・渡部裕美(2010)深海化学合成生物群集の幼生分散.遺伝 64,55-59.

Kitazawa, K. (2009) Marine phytoplanktons as a food of suspension feeders.. In: Marine Phytoplankton. (W. T. Kersey and S. P. Munger, eds.), Nova Science Publishers, INC., New York. pp.345-349

小島茂明 (2009) 日本沿岸における底生動物の分散と遺伝的分化.海洋生命系のダイナミクスシリーズ第5巻「海と生命」 塚本勝巳(編),東海大学出版会,141-154.

小島茂明・渡部裕美・藤倉克則  (2009) 化学合成生物群集の進化生態に基づく熱水活動史の推定. 地学雑誌,118, 1174-1185.

渡部裕美・小島茂明(2009)熱水噴出域固有動物群の分散と種分化.海洋生命系のダイナミクスシリーズ第1巻「海洋の生命史 生命は海洋でどう進化したか」西田 睦(編),東海大学出版会,244-260.

狩野泰則(2009)アンキアライン洞窟固有動物:地下汽水湖における進化.海洋生命系のダイナミクスシリーズ第1巻「海洋の生命史 生命は海洋でどう進化したか」西田 睦(編),東海大学出版会,284-302.

小島茂明(2008)温暖化で変わる干潟の巻貝? 干潟生物観察ガイドブック 東邦大学理学部東京湾生態系研究センター・市川市編 誠分堂新光社,109.

海洋研究開発機構(2008)深海生物研究の現在ー深海潜水調査船の観た生物の生態 東海大学出版会