Marine Biodiversity

(The TQCC of Marine Biodiversity is 4. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Significant taxon sampling gaps in DNA databases limit the operational use of marine macrofauna metabarcoding36
A review of Southern Ocean squids using nets and beaks23
Metabarcoding of zooplankton diversity within the Chukchi Borderland, Arctic Ocean: improved resolution from multi-gene markers and region-specific DNA databases22
Spread of the invasive shell-boring annelid Polydora websteri (Polychaeta, Spionidae) into naturalised oyster reefs in the European Wadden Sea17
A pan-Mediterranean extinction? Pinna nobilis mass mortality has reached the Turkish straits system15
DNA barcoding and cryptic diversity of deep-sea scavenging amphipods in the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (Eastern Equatorial Pacific)15
Chiridota heheva—the cosmopolitan holothurian12
A new species of pygmy Paroctopus Naef, 1923 (Cephalopoda: Octopodidae): the smallest southwestern Atlantic octopod, found in sea debris11
Seasonal acoustic presence of blue, fin, and minke whales off the Juan Fernández Archipelago, Chile (2007–2016)11
Introduced species in a tidal ecosystem of mud and sand: curse or blessing?11
Hidden burrow associates: macrosymbiotic assemblages of subtidal deep-burrowing invertebrates in the northern part of the Sea of Japan11
Global controversy in oyster systematics and a newly described species from SE Asia (Bivalvia: Ostreidae: Crassostreinae)11
A taxonomic review of the branchial fish parasitic genus Elthusa Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cymothoidae) from Indian waters, with the description of three new species10
Distribution and diel vertical migration of mesopelagic fishes in the Southern Sargasso Sea — observations through hydroacoustics and stratified catches10
Eurythenes atacamensis sp. nov. (Crustacea: Amphipoda) exhibits ontogenetic vertical stratification across abyssal and hadal depths in the Atacama Trench, eastern South Pacific Ocean10
Prey preferences, consumption rates and predation effects of Asian shore crabs (Hemigrapsus takanoi) in comparison to native shore crabs (Carcinus maenas) in northwestern Europe10
Habitat utilization and feeding ecology of small round goby in a shallow brackish lagoon10
Looks can be deceiving: Didemnum pseudovexillum sp. nov. (Ascidiacea) in European harbours9
Stable isotope evidence for movements of hammerhead sharks Sphyrna lewini, connecting two natural protected areas in the Colombian Pacific9
Clarifying the cryptogenic species Polydora neocaeca Williams & Radashevsky, 1999 (Annelida: Spionidae): a shell-boring invasive pest of molluscs from locations worldwide9
Stolephorus acinaces, a new anchovy from northern Borneo, and redescription of Stolephorus andhraensis Babu Rao, 1966 (Clupeiformes: Engraulidae)9
Natural history of neustonic animals in the Sargasso Sea: reproduction, predation, and behavior of Glaucus atlanticus, Velella velella, and Janthina spp.9
Composition and diversity of larval fish in the Indian Ocean using morphological and molecular methods9
Diversity of subtidal benthic and hard coral communities on sloping and vertical seawalls in Singapore9
Abyssal fauna of polymetallic nodule exploration areas, eastern Clarion-Clipperton Zone, central Pacific Ocean: Annelida: Spionidae and Poecilochaetidae8
Resolution of the Acroteriobatus leucospilus species complex, with a redescription of A. leucospilus (Norman, 1926) and descriptions of two new western Indian Ocean species of Acroteriobatus (Rhinopri8
A new calcaxonian genus and family for Trichogorgia utinomii Cordeiro, 2019 (Octocorallia, Alcyonacea): new records of a scleriteless gorgonian species from Antarctica8
Disentangling species of the genus Limacia O.F. Müller, 1781, from southern Africa and Europe using integrative taxonomical methods, with the description of four new species8
Coral recovery after a burial event: insights on coral resilience in a marginal reef8
Diversity, distribution, and habitat associations of deep-water echinoderms in the Central Mediterranean8
First complete description of the dark-mouth skate Raja arctowskii Dollo, 1904 from Antarctic waters, assigned to the genus Bathyraja (Elasmobranchii, Rajiformes, Arhynchobatidae)7
Phylogenetic characterization of marine microbial biofilms associated with mammal bones in temperate and polar areas7
Unexpected high abundance of aragonite-forming Nanipora (Octocorallia: Helioporacea) at an acidified volcanic reef in southern Japan7
A new species of Congrid eel, Ariosoma melanospilos sp. nov., from Indian waters with taxonomic description of A. dolichopterum (Congridae: Bathymyrinae)7
Diversity of estuarine and marine hydroids (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) from subtropical ecosystems of Brazil7
Fine-scale temporal variation of intertidal marine fungal community structure: insights from an impacted Baja California sandy beach in Mexico7
Maerl-associated macroalgae in the bay of Brest (Brittany, France)7
Yellow snapper (Lutjanus argentiventris) connectivity in the Southern Gulf of California7
Determinants of Tubastraea coccinea invasion and likelihood of further expansion in the northern Gulf of Mexico7
Revision of the genus Mustelus (Carcharhiniformes: Triakidae) in the northern Indian Ocean, with description of a new species and a discussion on the validity of M. walkeri and M. ravidus7
Massive stranding event revealed the occurrence of an overlooked and ecosystem engineer sponge7
Development and characterization of nineteen microsatellite loci for the endangered Mediterranean monk seal Monachus monachus7
Coenocyathus sebroecki sp. nov.: a new azooxanthellate coral (Scleractinia, Caryophylliidae) from southeastern Brazil6
Pseudopolydora (Annelida: Spionidae) from European and adjacent waters with a key to identification and description of a new species6
Flapjack devilfish in the northern North Atlantic: morphology, biology and ecology of Opisthoteuthis borealis (Cephalopoda, Octopoda, Cirrata)6
Pelagic Cnidaria and Ctenophora diversity patterns and trends in Macaronesia insular systems (NE Atlantic)6
Light, shade and predation: who wins and who loses in sessile fouling communities?6
A new deep-sea hot vent stalked barnacle from the Mariana Trough with notes on the feeding ecology of Vulcanolepas6
Scytalium herklotsi sp. nov. (Anthozoa, Octocorallia, Pennatulacea), the first Atlantic species in the genus Scytalium Herklots, 18586
Unusual high coral cover in a Southwestern Atlantic subtropical reef6
Description of the sea pen Calibelemnon hinoenma sp. nov. from shallow waters in southern Japan6
A review of megafauna diversity and abundance in an exploration area for polymetallic nodules in the eastern part of the Clarion Clipperton Fracture Zone (North East Pacific), and implications for pot6
An unprecedented association of an encrusting bryozoan on the test of a live sea urchin: epibiotic relationship and physiological responses6
Shell-specific differentiation: how geometric morphometrics can add to knowledge of Macominae species (Tellinidae, Bivalvia)6
Field observations on the behavioural ecology of the stout bobtail squid Rossia macrosoma (Cephalopoda: Sepiolidae) from Scottish waters6
Crinoid diversity and their symbiotic communities at Bangka Island (North Sulawesi, Indonesia)5
Thrissina katana sp. nov., a new thryssa from the western Pacific Ocean, and redescription of Thrissina hamiltonii (Gray, 1835) (Teleostei: Clupeiformes: Engraulidae)5
Survey of bathyal incirrate octopods in the western North Atlantic5
Ichthyoplankton distribution and feeding habits of fish larvae at the inshore zone of northern Patagonia, Chile5
Molecular and morphological systematics of the crinoid-parasitic snail genus Goodingia (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda: Eulimidae) with new insights into intrafamilial phylogenetic relationships5
Diversity and distribution of Kinorhyncha in abyssal polymetallic nodule areas of the Clarion-Clipperton Fracture Zone and the Peru Basin, East Pacific Ocean, with the description of three new species5
The critically endangered bowmouth guitarfish (Rhina ancylostoma) in the open ocean with an associated tuna school5
Distribution of sea anemones in the Southwest Atlantic: biogeographical patterns and environmental drivers5
A new genus and species of Loricifera (Nanaloricida: Pliciloricidae) from the deep waters of Japan5
Bipedal locomotion by Octopus vulgaris5
A new species of Lecithostaphylus Odhner, 1911 (Trematoda: Zoogonidae) from the Pacific needlefish, Tylosurus pacificus, off the Pacific coast of Mexico, with a molecular assessment of the phylogeneti5
Updating the current knowledge on the relationships between Haplosyllis chamaeleon Laubier, 1960 (Annelida, Syllidae) and Paramuricea clavata (Risso, 1826) (Cnidaria, Plexauridae) in the Mediterranean5
Phylogeography and shell morphology of the pelagic snail Limacina helicina in the Okhotsk Sea and western North Pacific5
Morphology and reproductive biology of a new hermaphroditic Rhynchospio (Annelida: Spionidae) species brooding larvae on the parent’s dorsum5
Reef fish fauna in the coastal waters of Vietnam5
Diversity of fishes collected with light traps in the oldest marine protected area in Vietnam revealed by DNA barcoding5
DNA barcoding flags the existence of sympatric cryptic species in the slender codling Halargyreus johnsonii Günther, 1862 (Gadiformes, Moridae)5
The return of the clown: pseudocryptic speciation in the North Pacific clown nudibranch, Triopha catalinae (Cooper, 1863) sensu lato identified by integrative taxonomic approaches5
Benthic megafaunal biodiversity of the Charlie-Gibbs fracture zone: spatial variation, potential drivers, and conservation status5
Marine invertebrate epibionts on photophilic seaweeds: importance of algal architecture5
Genetic diversity of the Pennaria disticha Goldfuss, 1820 (Cnidaria, Hydrozoa) complex: new insights from Brazil5
Evidence of extensive genetic connectivity and recent demographic expansion of the queen mackerel Scomberomorus plurilineatus in Tanzanian coastal waters5
Trophic niche segregation between the sympatric tunas Thunnus alalunga and Katsuwonus pelamis in the Gulf of Cadiz (East Atlantic)5
Patterns of morphological development in Scyphozoa ephyrae (Cnidaria, Medusozoa)5
Using the Capitella complex to investigate the effects of sympatric cryptic species distinction on ecological and monitoring studies in coastal areas5
An exceptional occurrence of deep-sea sponges in the region of former Larsen Ice Shelves, Antarctic Peninsula, with the description of two new species5
Description of a new marine predatory nematode Latronema dyngi sp. nov. (Nematoda, Chromadorida, Selachinematidae) from the west coast of Sweden and an updated phylogeny of Chromadoria5
On some Smittinidae (Bryozoa, Cheilostomata) from Bahia, northeastern Brazil, with the description of a new species4
Hitchhiking northwards: on the presence of the invasive skeleton shrimp Caprella scaura in the UK4
Population decline of Gulf pipefish (Syngnathus scovelli) in a subtropical estuary: ecosystem changes and habitat loss4
Euborlasia Vaillant, 1890 (Nemertea: Pilidiophora) from Bocas del Toro: description of a new species, with comments on the systematics of the genus4
Diversity, distribution, and natural history of the marine snakes of Sri Lanka4
Genetic structure and diversity of the mustard hill coral Porites astreoides along the Florida Keys reef tract4
Genetic variability and population structure of the Japanese sea cucumber, Apostichopus japonicus Selenka, 1867 revealed by microsatellites in Peter the Great Gulf, Sea of Japan4
Molecular phylogeny and morphological comparison of the deep-sea genus Alloptilella Li, Zhan & Xu, 2021 (Octocorallia, Pennatulacea)4
Overlooked biodiversity from museum collections: four new species and one new genus of Ophiuroidea (Echinodermata) from Antarctica and adjacent regions with notes on multi-armed ophiuroids4
Taxonomic assessment of deep-sea decapod crustaceans collected from polymetallic nodule fields of the East Pacific Ocean using an integrative approach4
Occurrence of the azooxanthellate coral Phyllangia pequegnatae (Scleractinia: Caryophylliidae) in the Colombian Caribbean Sea: hidden diversity or another invasive species?4
Systematic review of Neanthes Kinberg, 1865 (Annelida: Errantia: Nereididae) from southern Africa, including a preliminary molecular phylogeny of the genus4
Aggression of an orange-fin anemonefish to a blacktip reef shark: a potential example of fish mobbing?4
Biodiversity of marine fungi in mangroves with reference to Muthupet mangroves, Tamil Nadu, east coast of India4
Scleractinian diversity in the upper mesophotic zone of Ludao (Taiwan): a museum collection with new records from Taiwanese waters4
Beak shape analysis and its potential to recognize three loliginid squid species found in the northeastern Pacific4
What is for dessert? Crown-of-thorns starfish feeds on non-scleractinian anthozoans at Taiping Island (Itu Aba), Spratlys, South China Sea4
Recovery of Paleodictyon patterns after simulated mining activity on Pacific nodule fields4
Noteworthy observations and records of rare bathyal gastropods from unusual habitats in Sagami Bay, Japan4