英文論文・出版物 Publications in English


Hori M, Nakajima M, Hata H, Yasugi M, Takahashi S, Nakae M, Yamaoka K, Kohda M, Kitamura J, Maehata M, Tanaka H, Okada N, Takeuchi Y  (2017) Laterality is universal among fishes but increasingly cryptic among derived groups. Zoological Science 34: 267–274. http://dx.doi.org/10.2108/zs160196

Toki W, Pham HT, Hori M (2017) Pupa of an arboreal tiger beetle, Neocollyris similis (Lense) (Coleoptera: Carabidae: Cicindelinae), from the internode cavity of a reed. Coleopterists Bulletin 71: 202–203. DOI: 10.1649/0010-065X-71.1.202

Kyogoku D,  Sota T. generalized population dynamics model for reproductive interference with absolute density dependence. Scientific Reports (accepted)

Okazaki Y, Sota T. Factors related to altitudinal body size variation in the earthworm-eating ground beetle Carabus japonicus. Zoological Science (in press)

Yamashita J, Sato T, Watanabe K (2017) Hairworm infection and seasonal changes in paratenic hosts in a mountain stream in Japan. Journal of Parasitology 103: 32–37. DOI: 10.1645/15-887

Oto Y, Nakamura M, Murakami H, Masuda R (2017) Inconsistency between salinity preference and habitat salinity in euryhaline gobiid fishes in the Isazu River, northern Kyoto Prefecture. Journal of Ethology. DOI: 10.1007/s10164-017-0510-3


Komata S, Lin CP, Iijima T, Fujiwara H, Sota T (2016) Identification of doublesex alleles associated with female-limited Batesian mimicry polymorphism in Papilio memnon. Scientific Reports 6, 34782. doi:10.1038/srep34782

Koyama T, Ito H, Fujisawa T, Ikeda H, Kakishima S, Cooley JR, Simon C, Yoshimura J, Sota T (2016) Genomic divergence and lack of introgressive hybridization between two 13-year periodical cicadas support life cycle switching in the face of climatic change. Molecular Ecology 25: 5543-5556. dos: 10.1111/mec.13858

Hayashi M, Kamite Y, Kobayashi T,  Sota T (2016) Description of larvae of genera StenelmisOrdobrevia and Nomuraelmis (Coleoptera: Elmidae: Elminae) of Japan with their molecular taxonomy. Zootaxa 4178 (4): 451-480. doi: 10.11646/zootaxa.4178.4.1.

Watanabe K, Tominaga K, Nakajima J, Kakioka R, Tabata R (2016) Chapter 7. Japanese freshwater fishes: biogeography and cryptic diversity. In: M. Motokawa and H. Kajihara (eds.) Species Diversity of Animals in Japan, Diversity and Commonality in Animals. DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-56432-4_7

Kano, Y., P. Musikasinthorn, A. Iwata, S. Tun, LKC Yun, S. S. Win, S. Matsui, R. Tabata, T. Yamasaki, T. and K. Watanabe. 2016. A dataset of fishes in and around Inle Lake, an ancient lake of Myanmar, with DNA barcoding, photo images and CT/3D models. Biodiversity Data Journal, 4: e10539. DOI: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10539

Kano Y, Dudgeon D, Nam S, Samejima H, Watanabe K, Grudpan C, Grudpan J, Mattoon W, Musikasinthorn P, Nguyen PT, Praxaysonbatah B, Sato T, Shibukawa K, Shimatani Y, Suvarnaraksha A, Tanaka W, Thach P, Tran DD,  Yamashita T, Utsugi K (2016). Impacts of dams and global warming on fish biodiversity in the Indo-Burma hotspot. PLoS ONE 11: e0160151. Doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0160151

Tabata R, Kakioka R, Tominaga K, Komiya T, Watanabe K (2016) Phylogeny and historical demography of endemic fishes in Lake Biwa: the ancient lake as a promoter of evolution and diversification of freshwater fishes in western Japan. Evolution and  Ecology 6: 2601-2623. Doi: 10.1002/ece3.2070

Takahashi T, Sota T (2016) A robust phylogeny among major lineages of the East African cichlids. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100: 234-242. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.04012

Sota T
, Kojima T, Lee YJ, Lin CP. Phylogenetic relationships of Japanese Auritibicen species (Hemiptera: Cicadidae: Cryptotympanini) inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Zoological Science 
33(4): 401-406. doi: 10.2108/zs160007

Kobayashi T, Sota T. Distance decay of similarity in fungivorous insect communities: assessing dispersal limitation using genetic data. Ecoshpere 7(6): e01358. doi: 10.1002/ecs2.1358.

Nakagawa H, Seki S, Ishikawa T, Watanabe K (2016) Genetic population structure of the Japanese torrent catfish Liobagrus reinii (Amblycipitidae) inferred from mitochondrial cytochrome b variations. Ichthyological Research 63: 333–346. Doi: 10.1007/s10228-015-0503-6

Tominaga K, Nakajima H, Watanabe K (2016) Cryptic divergence and phylogeography of the pike gudgeon Pseudogobio esocinus (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): a comprehensive case of freshwater phylogeography in Japan.Ichthyological Research 63: 79–93. Doi: 10.1007/s10228-015-0478-3

Tsuji K, Hori M, Phyu MH, H. Liang H, Sota T (2016) Colorful patterns indicate common ancestry in diverged tiger beetle taxa: molecular phylogeny, biogeography, and evolution of elytral coloration of the genus Cicindela subgenus Sophiodela and its allies. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 95: 1-10. doi.org/10.1016/j.ympev.2015.11.006

Yamamoto S, Belijaev EA, Sota T (2016) Phylogenetic analysis of the winter geometrid genus Inurois reveals repeated reproductive season shifts. Molecular Phylogenetics and evolution 94: 47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.08.016

Yamane H, Nagata Y, Watanabe K (2016) Exploitation of the eggs of nest associates by the host fish Pseudobagrus nudicepsIchthyological Research 63: 23–30. Doi: 10.1007/s10228-015-0467-6.


Wang JF,  Chen
MY, Chaw SM, Morii Y, Yoshimura M, Sota T, Lin CP (2015) Complete mitochondrial genome of an enigmatic dragonfly, Epiophlebia superstes (Odonata, Epiophlebiidae). Mitochondria DNA
26(5): 718-719. doi: 10.3109/194017362013.845756.

Ito H, Kakishima S, Uehara T, Morita S, Koyama T, Sota T, Cooley JR, Yoshimura J  (2015) Evolution of periodicity in periodical cicadas. Scientific Reports 5:14094. doi: 10.1038/srep14094

Okuzaki Y, Sugawara H, Sota T
Body size evolution under character release in the ground beetle Carabus japonicas. Journal of Biogeography
42: 2145-2158. doi: 10.1111/jbi.12575. 

Koyama T, Ito H, Kakishima S, Yoshimura J, Cooley JR, Simon C, Sota T (2015) Geographic body size variation in the periodical cicadas Magicicada: implications for life cycle divergence and local adaptation. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1270-1277. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12653

Sota T, Belton P, Tseng M, Yong HS, Mogi M (2015) Phylogeography of the coastal mosquito Aedes togoi across climatic zones: testing an antrhropogenic dispersal hypothesis. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0131230.

Kyogoku D, T. Sota T (2015) Exaggerated male genitalia intensify interspecific reproductive interference by damaging heterospecific genitalia. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 28: 1283-1289. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12646

Kyogoku D, T. Sota T (2015) Does heterospecific seminal fluid reduce fecundity in interspecific copulation between seed beetles? Journal of Insect Physiology 72: 54-60. doi:10.1016/j.jinsphys.2014.11.009

Kakioka R, Kokita T, Kumada H, Watanabe K, Okuda N (2015) Genomic architecture of habitat-related divergence and signature of directional selection in the body shapes of Gnathopogon fishes. Molecular Ecology 24: 4159–4174. Doi: 10.1111/mec.13309 

Yamasaki YY, Nishida M, Suzuki T, Mukai T, Watanabe K (2015) Phylogeny, hybridization, and life history evolution of Rhinogobius gobies in Japan, inferred from multiple nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 90: 20–33. Doi: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.04.012

Kitajima J, Matsuda M, Mori S, Kokita T, Watanabe K (2015) Population structure and cryptic replacement of local populations in the endangered bitterling Acheilognathus cyanostigmaIchthyological Research 62:122–130. doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0412-0


Takahashi T, Nagata N, Sota T (2014) Application of RAD-based phylogenetics to complex relationships among variously related taxa in a species flock. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 80:137-144.

Takahashi T, Koblmüller S (2014) A new species of Petrochromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Ichthyological Research 61: 252–264. doi 10.1007/s10228-014-0396-9

Watanabe K, Mori S, Tanaka T, Kanagawa N, Itai T, Kitamura J, Suzuki N, Tominaga K, Kakioka R, Tabata R, Abe T, Tashiro Y, Hashimoto Y, Nakajima J, Onikura N (2014) Genetic population structure of Hemigrammocypris rasborella (Cyprinidae) inferred from mtDNA sequences. Ichthyological Research 61: 352–360doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0406-y

Fujimaki K, Fujisawa T, Yazawa S, Nishimura O, Sota T (2014) Comparative transcriptomic analysis of two closely related ground beetle species with marked genital divergence using pyrosequencing. Zoological Science 31(9): 587-592. DOI: 10.2108/zs140081.

Mishina T
, Takada M, Takeshima H, Nakano M, Tabata R, Nishida M, Watanabe K (2014) Molecular identification of species and ploidy of Carassius fishes in Lake Biwa, using mtDNA and microsatellite multiplex PCRs. Ichthyological Research 61: 169–175. 
doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0388-9 
 (Erratum: Ichthyological Research 61: 176–177. doi: 10.1007/s10228-014-0399-6)

Okuzaki Y, Sota T (2014) How the length of genital parts affects copulation performance in a carabid beetle: implications for correlated genital evolution between the sexes. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 27: 565-574. doi: 10.1111/jeb.12323.

Tanabe T, Sota T (2014) Both male and female novel traits promote the correlated evolution of genitalia between the sexes in an arthropod. Evolution
68(2): 441–452. doi: 10.1111/evo.12288

Hayashi M, Sota T (2014)
Quaternary donaciine beetles (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Japan: colonization and divergence patterns inferred from fossil and molecular data. Quaternary International 341: 255-266.
doi: 10.1016/j/quaint.2013.08.022.

Nakagawa H (2014) Contribution of environmental and spatial factors to the structure of stream fish assemblages at different spatial scales. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 23: 208–223doi: 10.1111/eff.12070

Komiya T, Fujita-Yanahibayashi S, Watanabe K (2014) Multiple colonizations of Lake Biwa by Sarcocheilichthys fishes and their population history. Environmental Biology of  Fishes 97: 742–755 doi: 10.1007/s10641-013-0176-9 

Sato T, Watanabe K (2014) Do stage-specific functional responses of consumers dampen the effects of subsidies on trophic cascades in streams? Journal of Animal Ecology 83: 907–915. doi: 10.1111/1365-2656.12192

Sato T, Watanabe K, Fukushima K, Tokuchi N (2014) Parasites and forest chronosequence: long-term recovery of nematomorph parasites after clear-cut logging. Forest Ecology and Management 314: 166-171. doi: 10.1016/j.foreco.2013.12.004


Okuda N, Watanabe K, Fukumori K, Nakano S-i, Nakazawa T (2013) Biodiversity in Aquatic Systems and Environments: Lake Biwa. Springer. 91 pp.

Hata H
, Yasugi M, Takeuch Y, Takahashi S, Hori M (2013) Measuring and evaluating morphological asymmetry in fish: distinct lateral dimorphism in the jaws of scale-eating cichlids. Ecology and Evolution. doi:10.1002/ece3.849

Matsui S, Takeuchi Y, Hori M (2013) Relation between  morphological antisymmetry and behavioral laterality in a poeciliid fish.  Zoological Science 30:613-618. doi:10.2108/zsj.30.613.

Kubota H, Watanabe K (2013) Loss of genetic diversity at an MHC locus in the endangered Tokyo bitterling Tanakia tanago (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoological Science 30:1092–1101. doi: 10.2108/zsj.30.1092

Fujisawa T, Barraclough TG (2013) Delimiting species using single-locus data and the Generalized Mixed Yule Coalescent (GMYC) approach: A revised method and evaluation on simulated data sets. Systematic Biology  62(5): 707-724. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt033

Baselga A, Fujisawa T, Crampton-Plat A, Bergsten J, Foster PG, Monaghan MT, Vogler AP (2013) Whole-community DNA barcoding reveals a spatiotemporal continuum of biodiversity at species and genetic levels. Nature Communications 4:1892

Konuma J, Sota T, Chiba S (2013)  A maladaptive intermediate form: a strong trade-off revealed by hybrids between two forms of snail-feeding beetle. Ecology 94 (11): 2638-2644. DOI: 10.1890/12-2041.1.

Ikeda H, Cho YB, Sota T (2013) Colonization history of the carrion beetle Necrophila jakowlewi (Coleoptera: Silphidae) in Japan inferred from phylogeographic analysis. Zoological Science
30 (11): 901-905. DOI: 10.2108/zsj.30.901.

Hayashi M, Song SD,  Sota T (2013) Patterns of hind-wing degeneration in Japanese riffle beetles (Coleoptera: Elmidae). European Journal of Entomology 110 (4): 689-697.

Sota T, Yamamoto S, Cooley JR, Hill KBR, Simon C, Yoshimura J (2013) Independent divergence of 13- and 17-year life cycles among three periodical cicada lineages. Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the USA 110 (17): 6919-6924. doi: 10.1073/pnas.1220060110.

Toju H, Tanabe AS, Notsu T, Sota T, Fukatsu T (2013) Diversification of endosymbiosis: replacements, co-speciation and promiscuity of bacteriocyte symbionts in weevils. The ISME Journal 7, 1378-1390. doi:10.1038/ismej.2013.27

Tsuji K, Sota T  (2013) Florivores on the dioecious shrub Eurya japonica and the preferences/performances of two polyphagous geometrid moths on male and female plants. Entomological Science 16: 291-297. doi: 10.1111/ens.12019

Konuma J, Sota T, Chiba S (2013) Quantitative genetic analysis of subspecific differences in body shape in the snail-feeding carabid beetle Damaster blaptoidesHeredity 110: 86-93. doi: 10.1038/hdy.2012.68.

Takahashi T, Sota T, Hori M  (2013) Genetic basis of male colour dimorphism in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid fish. Molecular Ecology 22 (11): 3049–3060.doi: 10.1111/mec.12120

Sota T, Konuma J, Fujiwara M, Shoguchi E (2013) Genome sizes of three species in the subtribe Carabina (Coleoptera: Carabidae). Entomological Science 16: 122-124. doi:10.1111/j.1479-8298.2012.00541.x

Kakioka R, Kokita T, Kumada H, Watanabe K, Okuda N (2013) A RAD-based linkage map and comparative genomics in the gudgeons (genus Gnathopogon, Cyprinidae). BMC Genomics 14:32. DOI:10.1186/1471-2164-14-32.

Jang-Liaw NH, Tsai CL, Chang CH, Watanabe K (2013) Complete mitochondrial genome of the Moltrecht’s minnow, Aphyocypris moltrechti(Teleostei, Cyprinidae), with comparison with A. kikuchiiMitochondrial DNA 24: 117-119. DOI:10.3109/19401736.2012.731403.

Jang-Liaw NH, Tsai CL, Watanabe K (2013) Complete mitochondrial genome of the Kikuchi’s minnow Aphyocypris kikuchii (Teleostei, Cyprinidae). Mitochondrial DNA 24: 11-13. DOI:10.3109/19401736.2012.710227.

Tabata R, Watanabe K (2013) Hidden mitochondrial DNA divergence in the Lake Biwa endemic goby Gymnogobius isaza: implications for its evolutionary history. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 701-712, DOI:10.1007/s10641-012-0062-x.

Yamane H.Watanabe K, Nagata Y (2013) Diversity in interspecific interactions between a nest-associating species, Pungtungia herzi, and multiple host species. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 573-584. DOI:10.1007/s10641-012-0047-9.

Kakioka R, Kokita T, Tabata R, Mori S, Watanabe K (2013) The origins of limnetic forms and cryptic divergence in Gnathopogon fishes (Cyprinidae) in Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes 96: 631-644. DOI:10.1007/s10641-012-0054-x.


Bergsten J, Bilton DT, Fujisawa T, Elliot M, Monaghan MT, Blake M, Hendrich L, Geijer J, Herrmann J, Foster GN,Ribera I, Nilsson AN, Barraclough TG, Vogler AP (2012) The effect of geographical scale of sampling on DNA barcoding. Systematic Biology 61(5): 851-869

Hata H, Takahashi R, Ashiwa H, Takeyama T, Kohda M, Hori M (2012) Inheritance Patterns of Lateral Dimorphism examined by Breeding Experiments with the Tanganyikan Cichlid (Julidochromis transcriptus) and the Japanese Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Zoological Science 29: 49-53.
awarded the Zoological Science Award 2013

Hata H, Hori M (2012) Inheritance patterns of morphological laterality in mouth opening of zebrafish, Danio rerio. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition 17: 741-754.

Takeuchi Y, Hori M, Oda Y, Browman H (2012) Lateralized kinematics of predator behavior in a Lake Tanganyika scale eating cichlid fish. Plos ONE 7(1):e29272.

Tsuchiya Y, Takami Y, Okuzaki Y, Sota T (2012) Genetic differences and phenotypic plasticity in body size between high- and low-altitude populations of the ground beetle Carabus tosanusJournal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 1835-1842. DOI: 10.1111/j.1420-9101.2012.02568.x

Sato T, Watanabe K, Tamotsu S, Ichikawa A, Schmidt-Rhaesa A (2012) Diversity of nematomorph and cohabiting nematode parasites in riparian ecosystems around the Kii Peninsula, Japan. Canadian Jounal of Zoology 90:829-838. DOI:10.1139/Z2012-048

Ota K, Aibara M, Morita M, Awata S, Hori M, Kohda M (2012) Alternative reproductive tactics in the shell-brooding Lake Tanganyika cichlid Neolamprologus brevisInternational Journal of Evolutionary Biology article ID:193235. DOI:10.1155/2012/193235

Ota K, Hori M, Kohda M (2012) Testes investment along a vertical depth gradient in an herbivorous fish. Ethology 118:683-693. DOI:10.1111/j.1439-0310.2012.02056.x

Ota K., Hori, M., & Kohda, M. (2012) Changes in reproductive life-history strategies in response to nest density in a shell-brooding cichlid Telmatochromis vittatusNaturwissenschaften 99:23-32. DOI:10.1007/s00114-011-0864-2

Sato T, Egusa T, Fukushima K, Oda T, Ohte N, Tokuchi N, Watanabe K, Kanaiwa M, Murakami I, Lafferty K (2012) Nematomorph parasites indirectly alter the food web and ecosystem function of streams through behavioral manipulation of their cricket hosts. Ecology Letters 15: 786-793. DOI:10.1111/j.1461-0248.2012.01798.x.

Takahashi T, Hori M (2012) Genetic and morphological evidence implies existence of two sympatric species in Cyathopharynx furcifer (Teleostei: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology Article ID 980879. DOI:10.1155/2012/980879

Takahashi, T., Ochi, H., Kohda, M. & Hori, M. (2012) Invisible pair bonds detected by molecular analyses. Biology Letters 8: 355-357. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2011.1006

Okuzaki Y, Takami Y, Tsuchiya Y, Sota T (2012) Mating behavior and the function of the male genital spine in the ground beetle Carabus clathratusZoological Science 29: 428-432. DOI:10.2108/zsj.29.428.

Ikeda H, Tsuchiya Y, Nagata N, Sota T (2012) Altitudinal life-cycle and body-size variation in ground beetles of the genus Carabus (subgenus Ohomopterus) in relation to the temperature conditions and prey earthworms. Pedobiologi 55: 67-73. DOI:10.1016/j.pedobi.2011.10.008.

Kitamura J, Nagata N, Nakajima J, Sota T (2012) Divergence of ovipositor length and egg shape in a brood parasitic bitterling fish through the use of different mussel hosts. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 25: 566-573. DOI:10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02453.x.

Hayashi M, Song SD, Sota T (2012) Molecular phylogeny and divergence time of the water penny genus Eubrianax (Coleoptera: Psephenidae) in Japan. Entomological Science 15: 314-323. DOI:10.1111/j.1479-8298.2012.00518.x.

Watanabe K (2012) Faunal structure of Japanese freshwater fishes and its artificial disturbance.
Environmental Biology of Fishes 94: 533-547.DOI:10.1007/s10641-010-9601-5.

Yasugi M, Hori M (2012) Lateralized behavior in the attacks of largemouth bass on Rhinogobius gobies corresponding to their morphological antisymmetry. The Journal of Experimental Biology 215(14): 2390-2398. DOI:10.1242/jeb.068155.

Lucky NS, IharaR, Yamaoka K, Hori M (2012) Behavioral laterality and morphological asymmetry in the cuttlefish, Sepia lycidasZoological Science 29(5): 286-292. DOI:10.2108/zsj.29.286.
awarded the Zoological Science Award 2013

Nakagawa HYamane HYasugi M, Fujita T, Yokoi K, Ashiwa H, Kitada N, Takano H, Suzuki N, Kishimoto J, Maeda H, Yamano H, Ito T, Maruyama H, Tominaga K, Hatakeyama E, Goto M, Takahashi D (2012) Diel changes in resource use and diet overlap in temperate stream fishes. Ecological Research 27: 417-426. DOI:10.1007/s11284-011-0913-5.

Takahashi T, Ota K, Hori M (2012) Some evidence for different ecological pressures that constrain male and female body size. Hydrobiologia 684: 35-44. DOI:10.1007/s10750-011-0961-4.

Ikeda H, Nishikawa M, Sota T (2012) Loss of flight promotes beetle diversification. Nature Communications 3: 648. DOI:10.1038/ncomms1659.

Yamamoto S, Sota T (2012) Parallel allochronic divergence in a winter moth due to disruption of reproductive period by winter harshness. Molecular Ecology 21: 174-183. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2011.05371.x.


Hata,H., Yasugi, M. & Hori,M. (2011) Jaw Laterality and Related Handedness in the Hunting Behavior of a Scale-eating Characin, Exodon paradoxusPLoS ONE 6(12):e29349.

Kubota, H. and K. Watanabe. (2011) Effects of parental number and duration of the breeding period on the effective population size and genetic diversity of a captive population of the endangered Tokyo bitterling Tanakia tanago (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Zoo Biology. DOI:10.1002/zoo.20429.

Ota, K., Kohda, M., Hori, M. & Sato, T. (2011) Parker's sneak-guard model revisited: why do reproductively parasitic males heavily invest in testes? Naturwissenschaften 98:837-843. DOI:10.1007/s00114-011-0834-8

Toju H (2011) Weevils and camellias in a Darwin’s race: model system for the study of eco-evolutionary interactions between species. Ecological Research 26: 239-251. DOI:10.1007/s11284-011-0807-6 [Review article by Miyadi Award Recipient]

Toju, H., Ueno, S., Taniguchi, F. & Sota, T. (2011) Meta population structure of a seed-predator weevil and its host plant in arms race coevolution. Evolution 65: 1707-1722. DOI:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2011.01243.x

Nariai, Y., Hayashi, S., Morita, S., Umemura, Y., Tainaka, K., Sota, T., Cooley, J.R. & Yoshimura, J. (2011) Life cycle replacement by gene introduction under an Allee effect in periodical cicadas. PLoS One 6(4): e18347. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0018347

Ikeda, H. & Sota, T. (2011) Macroscale evolutionary patterns of flight muscle dimorphism in the carrion beetle Necrophila japonica.
Ecology and Evolution 1: 97-105. DOI:10.1002/ece3.15

Satoh, A., Yamamoto, S., Hayaishi, S. & Sota, T. (2011) Characterization of six microsatellite loci in the mangrove cricket Apteronemobius asahinaiEntomological Science 15: 133-136. DOI:10.1111/j.1479-8298.2011.00475.x

Toju, H., A. Harue, S. Ueno, Y. Miyazawa, F. Taniguchi, T. Sota & T. Yahara (2011) Climatic gradients of arms race coevolution. The American Naturalist 177: 562-573. DOI:10.1086/659624

Sota, T., H. Liang, Y. Enokido & M. Hori (2011) Phylogeny and divergence time of island tiger beetles of the genus Cylindera (Coleoptera, Cicindelidae) in East Asia. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 102: 715-727. DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2011.01617.x

Kano, Y., K. Ohnishi, Y. Tomida, N. Ikeda, N. Iwawaki, M. Miyagawa, Y. Harada, H. Ichiyanagi, K. Watanabe. (2011) Fluctuation and variation in stream-fish assemblages after a catastrophic flood in the Miyagawa River, Japan. Environmental Biology of Fishes 92: 447-460. DOI:10.1007/s10641-011-9861-8

Sato, T., K. Watanabe, N. Tokuchi, H. Kamauchi, Y. Harada, K. D. Lafferty. (2011) A nematomorph parasite explains variation in terrestrial subsidies to trout streams in Japan. Oikos 120: 1595-1599. DOI:10.1111/j.1600-0706.2011.19121.x

Sato, T., T. Demise, H. Kubota, M. Nagoshi and K. Watanabe (2011) Hybridization, isolation, and low genetic diversity of Kirikuchi char, the southernmost populations of the genus Salvelinus. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 1391758-1774. DOI:10.1577/T09-086.1

Sato, T., K. WatanabeK, M. Kanaiwa, Y. Niizuma, Y. Harada and K. D. Lafferty (2011) Nematomorph parasites drive energy flow through a riparian ecosystem.  Ecology 92:201-207. DOI:10.1890/09-1565.1

Yasugi, M. & Hori, M. (2011) Predominance of cross-predation between lateral morphs in a largemouth bass and a freshwater goby. Zoological Science 28:869-874. DOI:10.2108/zsj.28.869

Ota, K. & Kohda M. (2011) Social status dependent nest choice of territorial males under reproductive parasitism in a Lake Tanganyika cichlid Telmatochromis vittatus. Journal of Fish Biology 78:700-712. DOI:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02872.x

Takahashi T and Koblmuller S. (2011) The Adaptive Radiation of Cichlid Fish in Lake Tanganyika: A Morphological Perspective. International Journal of Evolutionary Biology 2011:1-14. DOI:10.4061/2011/620754

Komiya, T., S. Fujita. & K, Watanabe (2011)  A Novel Resource Polymorphism in Fish, Driven by Different Bottom Environments: An Example from an Ancient Lake in Japan. PLoS one 6:1-10. DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0017430

Toju H and Fukatsu T. (2011) Diversity and infection prevalence of endosymbionts in natural populations of the chestnut weevil: relevance of local climate and host plants. Molecular Ecology 20:853-868. DOI:10.1111/j.1365-294X.2010.04980.x

Konuma, J., N. Nagata & T. Sota (2011) Factors determining the direction of ecological specialization in snail-feeding carabid beetles. Evolution 65:408-418. DOI:10.1111/j.1558-5646.2010.01150.x


Kano, Y., K. Watanabe, S. Nishida, R. Kakioka, C. Wood, Y. Shimatani and Y. Kawaguchi (2010) Population genetic structure, diversity and stocking effect of the oriental weatherloach (Misgurnus anguillicaudatus) in an isolated island. Environ. Biol. Fish. 90: 212-222.

Watanabe, K., S. Kawase, T. Mukai, R. Kakioka, J.-I. Miyazaki and K. Hosoya (2010) Population divergence of Biwia zezera (Cyprinidae: Gobioninae) and the discovery of a cryptic species, based on mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequence analyses.
Zoological Science 27:647-655.

Kubota, H., K. Watanabe, N. Suguro, M. Tabe, K. Umezawa and S. Watanabe (2010) Genetic population structure and management units of the endangered Tokyo bitterling, Tanakia tanago (Cyprinidae). Conserv. Genet. 11:2343-2355.

Hayashi, M. & T. Sota (2010) Identification of elmid larvae (Coleoptera: Elmidae) from Sanin District of Honshu, Japan, based on mitochondrial DNA sequences. Entomological Science 13:417-424.

Tsuji, K. & T. Sota (2010) Sexual differences in flower defense and correlated male-biased florivory in a plant-florivore system. Oikos 119:1848-1853.

Nishikawa, M., H. Ikeda, K. Kunota & T. Sota (2010) Taxonomic redefinition and natural history of the endemic silphid beetle Silpha longicornis (Coleoptera: Silphidae) of Japan, with an analysis of its geographic variation. Zootaxa 2648:1-31.

Sasabe, M., Y. Takami & T. Sota (2010) QTL for the species-specific male and female genital morphologies in Ohomopterus ground beetles. Molecular Ecology 19:5231-5239.

Hoso, M., Y. Kamda, S.-P. Wu, T. Asami, M. Kato and M. Hori (2010) A speciation gene for left-right reversal in snails results in anti-predator adaptation. Nature Communications 1:133.

Ota, K., M. Kohda & T. Sato (2010) Why are reproductively parasitic fish males so small?-influence of tactic-specific selection.  Naturwissenschaften 97: 1113-1116.

Ota, K. , Heg D, Hori M & Kohda M (2010) Sperm phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid: a territorial male’s counterstrategy to spawning takeover. Behavioral Ecology 21: 1293-1300.

Ota, K., M. Kohda and T. Sato (2010) Unusual allometry for sexual size dimorphism in a cichlid where males are extremely larger than females. Journal of Biosciences 35: 257-265.

Hata, H.K. Watanabe and M. Kato (2010) Geographic variation in the damselfish - red alga cultivation mutualism in the Indo-West Pacific. BMC Evolutionary Biology 10: 185.

Watanabe, K., Y. Kano, H. Takahashi, T. Mukai, R. Kakioka and K. Tominaga (2010) GEDIMAP: a database of genetic diversity for Japanese freshwater fishes. Ichthyological Reseach 57: 107-109.

Takahashi T. (2010) Different degrees of lunar synchronization of ovary development between two morphs of a Tanganyikan cichlid fish. Hydrobiologia 644: 139-143.

Ikeda H., Kubota K., Kagawa A. and Sota T. (2010) Diverse diet compositions among harpaline ground beetle species revealed by mixing model analyses of stable isotope ratios. Ecological Entomology 35: 307-316.

Takeuchi Y., Ochi H., Kohda M., Sinyinza D. and Hori M. (2010) A 20-year census of a rocky littoral fish community in Lake Tanganyika. Ecology of Freshwater Fish 19: 239-248.

Awata S., Kohda M., Shibata J., Hori M. and Heg D.(2010) Group Structure, Nest Size and Reproductive Success in the Cooperatively Breeding CichlidJulidochromis ornatus: A Correlation Study. Ethology 116: 316-328.

Okuzaki Y., Tayasu I., Okuda N. and Sota T. (2010) Stable isotope analysis indicates trophic differences among forest floor carabids (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in Japan. Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata 135: 263-270.

Morita M., Awata S., Takahashi T. and Kohda M. (2010)
Sperm motility adaptation to ion-differing aquatic environments in the Tanganyikan cichlid,Astatotilapia burtoni.
Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological Genetics and Physiology 313A: 169-177.

Sasakawa K., Ikeda H. and Kubota T. (2010) Feeding ecology of granivorous carabid larvae: A stable isotope analysis. Journal of Applied Entomology 134: 116-122.

Takeuchi Y.Hori M., Omar M. and Kohda M. (2010)
Lateral bias of agonistic responses to mirror images and morphological asymmetry in the Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens).
Behavioural Brain Research 208: 106-111.

Okuzaki Y.Takami Y. and Sota T. (2010) Resource partitioning or reproductive isolation: the ecological role of body size differences among closely related species in sympatry. Journal of Animal Ecology 79: 383-392.

Sota T. and Tanabe T. (2010) Multiple speciation events in an arthropod with divergent evolution in sexual morphology. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 277: 689-696.

Kato Y.Hori M., Okuda N., Tayasu I. and Takemon Y. (2010) Spatial heterogeneity of trophic pathways in the invertebrate community of a temperate bog. Freshwater Biology 55: 450-462.


Watanabe, K., T. Abe and A. Iwata (2009) Phylogenetic position and generic status of the Japanese botiid loach. Ichthyological Research 56: 421-425.

Watanabe K., Kanagawa N., Kakioka R., Itai T. and Mori S. (2009) Genetic diversity and conservation units in wild and captive populations of endangered freshwater fishes: a case of Hemigrammocypris rasborella in Shizuoka, Japan. Ichthyological Research 56: 411-416.

Kato Y., Takemon Y. and Hori M. (2009) Invertebrate assemblages in relation to habitat types on a floating mat in Mizorogaike Pond, Kyoto, Japan. Limnology 10: 167-176.

Kohda M., Heg D., Makino Y., Takeyama T., Shibata J., Watanabe K., Munehara H., Hori M.and Awata S. (2009) Living on the wedge: female control of paternity in a cooperatively polyandrous cichlid. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 4207-4214.

Okuzaki Y., Tayasu I., Okuda N. and Sota T. (2009) Vertical heterogeneity of a forest floor invertebrate food web as indicated by stable isotope analysis. Ecological Research 24: 1351-1359.

Toju H. and Sota T. (2009) Do arms races punctuate evolutionary stasis? Unified insights from phylogeny, phylogeography and microevolutionary processes. Molecular Ecology 18: 3940-3954.

Yamane H.Watanabe K. and Nagata Y. (2009) Flexibility of reproductive tactics and their consequences in the brood parasitic fish Pungtungia herzi (Teleostei: Cyprinidae). Journal of Fish Biology 75: 563-574.

Ikeda H., Kubota K., Cho Y.B., Liang H. and Sota T. (2009) Different phylogeographic patterns in two Japanese Silpha species (Coleoptera: Silphidae) affected by climatic gradients and topography. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 98: 452-467.

Watanabe K. (2009) Sudden crash of a local population of the endangered bagrid catfish Pseudobagrus ichikawaiIchthyological Research 56: 319-321.

Takahashi T.Watanabe K., Munehara H., Ruber L. and Hori M. (2009) Evidence for divergent natural selection of a Lake Tanganyika cichlid inferred from repeated radiations in body size. Molecular Ecology 18: 3110-3119.

Yamamoto S. and Sota T. (2009) Incipient allochronic speciation by climatic disruption of the reproductive period. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 276: 2711-2719.

Kakioka R.Watanabe K., Takeshima H. and Nishida M. (2009) Isolation and characterization of 12 microsatellite loci for cross-species amplification in the cyprinid gudgeons Squalidus chankaensis and S. japonicusMolecular Ecology Resources 9: 1141-1144.

Tominaga K.Watanabe K.Kakioka R., Mori S. and Jeon S-R. (2009) Two highly divergent mitochondrial DNA lineages within Pseudogobio esocinus populations in central Honshu, Japan. Ichthyological Research 56: 195-199.

Nagata N., Kubota K., Takami Y., and Sota T. (2009) Historical divergence of mechanical isolation agents in the ground beetle Carabus arrowianusas revealed by phylogeographic analyses. Molecular Ecology 18: 1408-1421.


Kawane M., Wada K. and Watanabe K. (2008) Comparisons of genetic population structures in four intertidal brachyuran species of contrasting habitat characteristics. Marine Biology 156: 193-203.

Imafuku M. and Tsuji K. (2008) Spectral sensitivity and wing colors of Narathura and Panchala species. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 1511-1515.

Ikeda H., Homma K., and Kubota K. (2008) Ground-dwelling beetle community in beech forests of Sado Island, Japan: a comparison to the mainland. Journal of Forest Research 13: 357-364.

Takami Y.Sasabe M.Nagata N. and Sota T. (2008) Dual function of seminal substances for mate guarding in a ground beetle. Behavioral Ecology 19: 1173-1178.

Fujita S.Komiya T., Takeshima H., Watanabe K.and Nishida M. (2008) Isolation and characterization of 15 microsatellite loci for the Japanese gudgeonSarcocheilichthys variegatusMolecular Ecology Resources 8: 1335-1337.

Watanabe, K. and Mori S. (2008) Comparison of genetic population structure between two cyprinids, Hemigrammocypris rasborella and Pseudorasbora pumila subsp., in the Ise Bay basin, central Honshu, Japan. Ichthyological Research 55: 309-320.

Hoso M. and Hori M. (2008) Divergent shell-shape as an anti-predator adaptation in tropical land snails. The American Naturalist 172: 726-732.

Hayashi M. and Sota T. (2008) Discrimination of two Japanese water pennies, Eubrianax granicollis Lewis and E. ramicornis Kiesenwetter (Coleoptera: Psephenidae), based on laboratory rearing and molecular taxonomy. Entomological Science 11: 349-357.

Takahashi T. and Hori M. (2008) Evidence of disassortative mating in a Tanganyikan cichlid fish and its role in the maintenance of intrapopulation dimorphism. Biology Letters 4: 497-499.

Sota T. and Nagata N. (2008) Diversification in a fluctuating island setting: rapid radiation of Ohomopterus ground beetles in the Japanese Islands. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Soceity B 363: 3377-3390

Kohda M., Shibata J., Awata S., Gomagano D., Takeyama T., Hori M. and Heg D. (2008) Niche differentiation depends on body size in a cichlid fish: a model system of a community structured according to size regularities. Journal of Animal Ecology 77: 859-868.

Ikeda H., Kagaya T., Kubota K. and Abe T. (2008) Evolutionary relationships among food habit, loss of flight, and reproductive traits: Life history evolution in the Silphinae (Coleoptera: Silphidae). Evolution 62: 2065-2079

South A., Sota T., Abe N., Yuma M. and Lewis S. M. (2008) The production and transfer of spermatophores in three Asian species of Luciola fireflies. Journal of Insect Physiology 54: 861-866

Kubota H., Watanabe K., Kakehi Y. and Watanabe S. (2008) An assessment of genetic diversity in wild and captive populations of the endangered Japanese bitterling, Tanakia tanago (Cyprinidae), using amplified fragment length polymorphism (AFLP) markers. Fisheries Science 74: 494-502

Sato T., Watanabe K., Arizono M., Mori S., Nagoshi M.and Harada Y. (2008) Intergeneric hybridization between sympatric Japanese charr and masu salmon in a small mountain stream. North American Journal of Fisheries Management 28: 547-556

Takeuchi Y.Tobo S. and Hori M. (2008) Morphological asymmetry of the abdomen and behavioral laterality in atyid shrimps. Zoological Science 25: 355-363.

Tanabe T. and T. Sota. (2008) Complex copulatory behavior and the proximate effect of genital and body size differences on mechanical reproductive isolation in the millipede genus ParafontariaThe American Naturalist 171: 692-699.

Takeuchi Y. and Hori M. (2008) Behavioural laterality in the shrimp-eating cichlid fish Neolamprologus fasciatus, in Lake Tanganyika.  Animal Behaviour 75: 1359-1366.

Kawakita A., J. S. Ascher, T. Sota, M. Kato and D. W. Roubik. (2008) Phylogenetic analysis of the corbiculate bee tribes based on 12 nuclear protein-coding genes (Hymenoptera: Apoidea: Apidae). Apidologie 39: 163-175.

Takahashi T. (2008) Description of a new cichlid fish species of the genus Benthochromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Fish Biology 72: 603-613.

Watanabe K., H. Takeshima, A. Iwata, T. Abe, K. Uehara, R. Kakioka, D. Kihira and M. Nishida. (2008) Isolation and characterisation of 39 microsatellite loci in the endangered Japanese loachLeptobotia curtaMolecular Ecology Resouces 8: 145-148.

Sota T., Bocak L and Hayashi M. (2008) Molecular phylogeny and historical biogeography of the Holarctic wetland leaf beetle of the genus PlateumarisMolecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 46: 183-192.

Watanabe K. (2008) Diel activity and reproductive territory of the Japanese bagrid catfish, Pseudobagrus ichikawaiEnvironmental Biology of Fishes 81: 77-86.


Schelly R., Takahashi T., Bills R. and Hori M. (2007) The first case of aggressive mimicry among lamprologines in a new species ofLepidiolamprologus (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Zootaxa 1638: 39-49.

Takahashi T., Ohtsuka T. and Matsuura K. (2007) A computer system for identifying Tanganyikan cichlids using meristic and descriptive data accumulated in the literature. Ichthyological Research 54: 399-403.

Takahashi T., Ngatunga B. and Snoeks J. (2007) Taxonomic status of the six-band morph of Cyphotilapia frontosa (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Ichthyological Research 54: 55-60.

Sota T., S. Shiyake and M. Hayashi (2007) Donaciine beetles collected in Primorsky and Sakhalin, Russia, 2005, with a note on the seasonal occurrence of donaciine beetles in Primorsky. Entomological Review of Japan 62: 121-126.

Endo C. (2007) The underground life of the oriental mole cricket: an analysis of burrow morphology. Journal of Zoology 273: 414-420.

Nagata N., Kubota K., Yahiro K. and Sota T. (2007) Mechanical barriers to introgressive hybridization revealed by mitochondrial introgression patterns in Ohomopterus ground beetle assemblages. Molecular Ecology 16: 4822-4836.

Takahashi R.Watanabe K., Nishida M. and Hori, M. (2007) Evolution of feeding specialization in Tanganyikan scale-eating cichlids: a molecular phylogenetic approach. BMC Evolutionary Biology 7: 195.

Zhang A. B. and Sota T. (2007) Nuclear gene sequences resolve species phylogeny and mitochondrial introgression inLeptocarabus beetles showing trans-species polymorphisms. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 534-546.

Takami Y.Nagata N.Sasabe M. and Sota T. (2007) Asymmetry in reproductive isolation and its effect on directional mitochondrial introgression in the parapatric ground beetles Carabus yamato and C. albrechtiPopulation Ecology 49: 337-346.

Takeuchi Y. and Hori M. (2007) Spatial density-dependent survival and development at different larval stages of the tiger beetleCicindela japonica (Thunberg). Population Ecology 49: 305-316.

Watanabe K., Jang-Liaw N-H., Zhang C-G., Jeon S-R., and Nishida M. (2007) Comparative phylogeography of bagrid catfishes in Taiwan. Ichthyological Research 53: 253-261.

Ochi H., Hata H., and Hori M. (2007) Advantage of harmlessness in gaining preferential access to a heterospecific territory. Journal of Fish Biology 71: 399-410.

Yamamoto S. and Sota T. (2007) Phylogeny of the Geometridae and the evolution of winter moths inferred from a simultaneous analysis of mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 44: 711-723.

Hoso M. (2007) Oviposition and hatchling diet of a snail-eating snake Pareas iwasakii (Colubridae: Pareatinae). Current Herpetology 26: 41-43.

Takami Y. and Sota T. (2007) Rapid diversification of male genitalia and mating strategies in Ohomopterus ground beetles. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 20: 1385-1395.

Takami Y. and Sota T. (2007) Sperm competition promotes diversity of sperm bundles in Ohomopterus ground beetles. Naturwissenschaften 94: 543-550.

Hori M., Ochi H. and Kohda M. (2007) Inheritance pattern of lateral dimorphism in two cichlids of the scale eater Perissous microlepisand the herbivore Neolamprologus moorii in Lake Tanganyika. Zoological Science 24: 486-492.
awarded the Zoological Science Award 2013

Nishi H. and Sota T. (2007) Geographical divergence in the Japanese land snail Euhadra herklotsi inferred from molecular phylogeny and genital characters. Zoological Science 24: 475-485.

Nagata N., Kubota K. and Sota T. (2007) Phylogeography and introgressive hybridization of the ground beetle Carabus yamato in Japan based on mitochondrial gene sequences. Zoological Science 24: 465-474.

Sota T. and Hayashi M. (2007) Comparative historical biogeography of Plateumaris leaf beetles in Japan: interplay between fossil and molecular data. Journal of Biogeography 34: 977-993.

Sasabe M., Takami Y. and Sota T. (2007) The genetic basis of interspecific differences in genital morphology of closely related carabid beetles. Heredity 98: 385-391.

Takami Y. (2007) Spermatophore displacement and male fertilization success in the ground beetle Carabus insulicolaBehavioral Ecology 18: 628-634.

Kassam D., Yamaoka K., Rusuwa B. and Hori M. (2007)  The robustness of geometric morphometrics in testing the morphological equivalence hypothesis among cichlid species from East African Great Lakes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 91: 1-9.

Sota T., Hayashi M. and Yagi T. (2007) Geographic variation in body and ovipositor sizes in the leaf beetle Plateumaris constricticollis(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) associated with climatic and host plant conditions. European Journal of Entomology 104: 165-172

Takahashi R., Moriwaki T. and Hori M. (2007) Foraging behaviour and functional morphology of two scale-eating cichlids from Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Fish Biology 70: 1458-1469.

Hoso M., Asami T. and Hori M. (2007) Right-handed snakes: Convergent evolution of asymmetry for functional specialization. Biology Letters 3: 169-172.

Tanigaki T., Yamaoka R. and Sota T. (2007) The role of cuticular hydrocarbons in mating and conspecific recognition in closely related longicorn beetles Pidonia grallatrix and P. takechiiZoological Science 24: 39-45.

Kitamura J. (2007) Reproductive ecology and host utilization of four sympatric bitterling (Acheilognathinae, Cyprinidae) in a lowland reach of the Harai River in Mie, Japan. Environmental Biology of fishes 78: 37-55.


Hayashi M. and T. Sota (2006) Collection records of Canadian Donaciinae (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) with ecological notes. Entomological Review of Japan 61: 131-142.

Kato M., K. Tsuji and A. Kawakita (2006) Pollinator and stem- and corm-boring insects associated with mycoheterotrophic orchid Gastrodia elataAnnals of the Entomological Society of America 99: 851-858.

Kusano T., Ueda T. and Nakagawa H. (2006) Boby size and age structure by breeding populations of the salamander,Hynobius tokyoensis (Caudata: Hynobiidae). Current Herpetology 25: 71-78.

Iwata H., K. Watanabe, H. Takeshima, K. Iguchi and M. Nishida (2006) Isolation and characterization of 49 polymorphic microsatellite loci in the ayu, Plecoglossus altivelisMolecular Ecology Notes 6: 1076-1079.

Kitamura J. (2006) The reproductive ecology of the striped bitterling Acheilognathus cyanostigma (Cyprinidae, Acheilognathinae). Ichthyological Reserarch 53: 216-222.

Ma G.C., K. Watanabe, H.-S. Tsao, and H.-T. Yu (2006) Mitochondrial phylogeny reveals the exotic origin of the pale chubZacco platypus (Cyprinidae) in Taiwan.  Ichthyological Research 53: 323-329.

Hata H. and Kato M. (2006) A novel obligate cultivation mutualism between damselfish and Polysiphonia algae. Biology Letters 2: 593 - 596.

Toju H. and T. Sota (2006) Adaptive Divergence of Scaling Relationships Mediates the Arms Race between a Weevil and Its Host Plant. Biology Letters 2: 539 - 542.

Toju H. and T. Sota (2006) Phylogeography and the Geographic Cline in the Armament of a Seed-predatory Weevil: Effects of Historical Events vs. Natural Selection from the Host Plant. Molecular Ecology 15:4161-4173

Zhang A. B., K. Kubota, Y. Takami, J. L. Kim, J. K. Kim and T. Sota(2006) Comparative phylogeography of three Leptocarabus ground beetle species in South Korea based on mitochondrial COI and nuclear 28SrRNA genes. Zoological Science 23:745-754.

Endo C. (2006)
Seasonal wing dimorphism and life cycle of the mole cricket Gryllotalpa orientalis (Orthoptera: Gryllotalpidae) 
European Journal of Entomology 103: 743-750.

Sota T., Y. B. Cho, J. L. Kim and M. Hayashi (2006) Occurrence of Plateumaris shirahatai (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) in South Korea. Entomological Review of Japan 61: 11-13.

Sota T. and M. Mogi (2006) Origin of pitcher-plant mosquitoes in Aedes (Stegomyia): a molecular phylogenetic analysis using mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Journal of Medical Entomology 43: 795-800.

Zhang A. B., S. J. Tan and T. Sota (2006) AutoInfer 1.0: a computer program to infer biogeographical events automatically. Molecular Ecology Notes 6: 597-599.

Kim J. L. and Sota T. (2006) Sensilla on the aedeagus of the ground beetle Carabus (Ohomopterus) arrowianus arrowianus (Breuning) (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Entomological Research 36: 122-125.

Takahashi T., Kameda K., Kawamura M. and Nakajima T. (2006) Food habits of great cormorant Phalacrocorax carbo hanedae at Lake Biwa, Japan, with special reference to ayu Plecoglossus altivelis altivelisFisheries Science 72: 477-484.

Takahashi T. and Hori M. (2006) Description of a new Lake Tanganyikan cichlid fish of the genusCyprichromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) with a note on sexual dimorphism. Journal of Fish Biology 68: 174-192.

Kassam D., Seki S., Hori M. and Yamaoka K. (2006) Nuclear markers reveal that inter-lake cichlids' similar morphologies do not reflect similar genealogy. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 40: 383-388.

Hoso M. and Hori M. (2006) Identification of molluscan prey from feces of Iwasaki’s slug snake,Pareas iwasakiiHerpetological Review 37: 174-176.

Zhao Y.H., K. Watanabe and C.G. Zhang (2006) Sinocyclocheilus donglanensis, a new cavefish (Teleostei: Cypriniformes) from Guangxi, China. Ichthyological Research 53: 121-128.

Takeuchi Y., Arikawa K. and Kinoshita M. (2006) Color discrimination at the spatial resolution limit in a swallowtail butterfly, Papilio xuthus. Journal of Experimental Biology 209: 2873-2879.

Satoh A., Momoshita H. and Hori M. (2006) Circatidal rhythmic behaviour in the coastal tiger beetle Callytron inspecularis in Japan. Biological Rhythm Research 37: 147-155.

Satoh A., Ueda T., Ichion E. and Hori M. (2006) Distribution and habitat of three species of riparian tiger beetles in the Tedori river system of Japan. Environmental Entomology 35: 320-325.

Kitamura J. (2006) Adaptive spatial utilization of host mussels by female rosy bitterling,Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeusJournal of Fish Biology 69: 263-271.

Takahashi T., Snoeks J. and Nakaya K. (2006) Trematochromis schreyeni Poll, 1987, a junior synonym ofCtenochromis benthicola (Matthes, 1962) (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Journal of Fish Biology 68: 56-67.

Sota T. and Sasabe M. (2006) Utility of nuclear allele networks for the analysis of closely-related species in the genus Carabus, subgenus OhomopterusSystematic Biology 55: 329-344.

Kiyoshi T. and Sota T. (2006) Differentiation of the dragonfly genus Davidius (Odonata: Gomphidae) in Japan inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene genealogies. Zoological Science 23: 1-8.

Takahashi D. and Ohara K. (2006) Parentage analyses of freshwater goby Rhinogobius sp. OR using microsatellite DNA markers and egg developmental stages of eggs in the nest. Ichthyological Research 53: 87-92.

Takami Y. and Sota T (2006) Four new species of Australian Pamborus Latreille (Coleoptera, Carabidae) carabid beetles. Australian Journal of Entomology 45: 44-54.

Toju H. and T. Sota (2006) Imbalance of Predator and Prey Armament: Geographic Clines in Phenotypic Interface and Natural Selection. The American Naturalist 167: 105-117.

Kitamura J. (2006) Seasonal change in spatial utilization of host mussels by female rosy bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeusJournal of Fish Biology 68: 594-607.

Kawane M., K. Wada, J. Kitaura and K. Watanabe. (2006) Taxonomic re- examination of the two camptandriid crab speciesDeiratonotus japonicus (Sakai, 1934) and D. tondensis (Sakai, 1983), and genetic differentiation among their local populations. Journal of Natural History 39: 3903-3918.


Aibara M., Takahashi T and Nakaya K. (2005) Neolamprologus cancellatus, a new cichlid fish from Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Ichthyological Research 52: 354-359.

Ujiie M., K. Kubota, T. Sota and R. Ishikawa (2005) Parallel formation of hybrid swarms of ground beetles in the genusCarabus (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in adjacent river basins. Entomological Science 8: 429-437.

Morisaka T., Shinohara, S. and Taki M (2005) Underwater sounds produced by neonatal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): I. Acoustic Characteristics. Aquatic Mammals 31: 248-257.

Morisaka T., Shinohara, S. and Taki M (2005) Underwater sounds produced by neonatal bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus): II. Potential Function. Aquatic Mammals 31: 258-265.

Zhang, A. B., Kubota, K., Takami, Y., Kim, J. L., Kim, J. K. and Sota, T. (2005) Species status and phylogeography of two closely related Coptolabrusspecies (Coleoptera: Carabidae) in South Korea inferred from mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Ecology 14: 3823-3841.

Nakajima, M., H. Matsuda and M. Hori (2005) A population genetic model for lateral dimorphism frequency in fishes. Population Ecology 47: 83-90.

Takami, Y. and Suzuki, H. (2005) Morphological, genetic and behavioural analyses of a hybrid zone between the ground beetles Carabus lewisianus and C. albrechti(Coleoptera, Carabidae): Asymmetrical introgression caused by movement of the zone? Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 86: 79-94.

Watanabe T., M. Nishida, K. Watanabe, D. S. Wewengkang and M. Hidaka (2005) Polymorphism in the nucleotide sequence of a mitochondrial intergenic region in the scleractinian coral Galaxea fascicularis. Marine Biotechnology 7: 33-39.

Sota, T.Takami, Y., Monteith, G. B. and Moore, B. P. (2005) Phylogeny and character evolution of endemic Australian carabid beetles of the genus Pamborus based on mitochondrial and nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 36: 391-404.

Morisaka, T., Shinohara, M., Nakahara, F. and Akamatsu, T. (2005) Geographic variations in the whistles among three Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin (Tursiops aduncus) populations in Japan. Fisheries Science 71: 568-576.

Morisaka, T., Shinohara, M., Nakahara, F. and Akamatsu, T. (2005) Effects of ambient noise on the whistles of Indo-pacific bottlenose dolphin populations. Journal of Mammalogy 86: 541-546.

Kakehi Y., K. Nakayama, K. Watanabe and M. Nishida. (2005) Inheritance of amplified fragment length polymorphism markers and their utility in population genetic analysis of Plecoglossus altivelisJournal of Fish Biology 66: 1529-1544.

Kitamura, J. (2005) Factors affecting seasonal mortality of rosy bitterling (Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus) embryos on the gills of their host mussel. Population Ecology 47: 41-51.

Takahashi, S. and Hori, M. (2005) Coexistence of competing species by the oscillation polymorphism. Journal of Theoretical Biology 235: 591-596.

Abekura, K.Hori, M. and Takemon, Y. (2005) Changes in fish community after invation and during control of alien fish populations in Mizoro-ga-ike, Kyoto city. Global Envilonmental Research 8: 145-154.

Satoh A. and Hori M. (2005) Microhabitat segregation in larvae of six species of coastal tiger beetles in Japan. Ecological Research 20: 143-149.

Iguchi, K., Watanabe, K. and Nishida, M. (2005) Validity of fluctuating asymmetry as a gauge of genetic stress in ayu stocks. Fisheries Science 71: 308-313

Sota, T., T. Mukai, T. Shinozaki, H. Sato and K. Yodoe (2005) Genetic differentiation of the gobies Gymnogobius castaneus and G. taranetzi in the region surrounding the Sea of Japan as inferred from a mitochondrial gene genealogy. Zoological Science 22: 87-93.

Watanabe, K. (2005) Re-introduction of threatened fish in Japan. Re-introduction News 24: 47.


Kawakita, A., A. Takimura, T. Terachi, T. Sota and M. Kato (2004) Cospeciation analysis of an obligate pollination mutualism: HaveGlochidion trees (Euphorbiaceae) and pollinating Epicephala moths (Gracillariidae) diversified in parallel? Evolution 58: 2201-2214.

Kim J-L. and T. Sota (2004) Sensilla on the external genitalia of the carabid beetle, Carabus (Ohomopterus) dehaanii dehaanii Chaudoir (Coleoptera, Carabidae). Entomological Research 34: 151-155.

Satoh A.Sota T., Ueda T., Enokido Y., Paik J-C. and Hori M. (2004) Evolutionary history of coastal tiger beetles in Japan based on a comparative phylogeography of four species. Molecular Ecology 13: 3057-3069.

Sota T., M. Hayashi and D. Iwai (2004) Phylogeography of the leaf beetle Chrysolina virgata in wetlands of Japan inferred from the distribution of mitochondrial haplotypes. Entomological Science 7: 381-388.

Satoh A. and M. Hori. (2004) Inter-population differences in the mandible size of the coastal tiger beetle Lophyridia angulata associated with different sympatric species. Entomological Science 7: 211-218.

Takahashi D., Asada H., Takeyama T., Takahata M., Katoh R., Awata S. and Kohda M. (2004) Why egg-caring males of Isaza (Gymnogobius isaza, Gobiidae) refuse additional females: preliminary field observations. Journal of Ethology 22: 153-159.

Sasabe M., Wen Z., Berenbaum M.R. and Schuler M.A. (2004)  Molecular analysis of CYP321A1, a novel cytochrome P450 involved in metabolism of plant allelochemicals (furanocoumarins) and insecticides (cypermethrin) in Helicoverpa zeaGene 338: 163-175.

Sota T. and M. Hayashi (2004) A molecular phylogenetic analysis of the genus Donacia (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae) in Japan based on mitochondrial gene sequences. In: P. Jolivet, J. A. Santiago-Blay and M. Schmitt (eds.). New Developments on the Biology of Chrysomelidae. : 105-116. SPB Academic Publishing bv, The Hague.

Takami Y. (2004) Parasitism of Carabus kimurai (Ishikawa) (Coleoptera: Carabidae) by the endioparasitic fly Zaira cinerea fallen (Diptera: Tachinidae) and its effect on male reproductive capability. The Coleopterists Bulletin 58: 271-272.

Takahashi D. and Ohara K. (2004) Genetic variations estimated from PCR-RFLP analysis of two morphs of the freshwater goby Rhinogobius in the Lake Biwa water system. Ichthyological Reserch 51: 99-105.

Kawakita A.,T. Sota, M. Ito, J. S. Ascher, H. Tanaka, M. Kato and D. Roubik (2004) Phylogeny, historical biogeography and character evolution in bumble bees (Bombus: Apidae) based on simultaneous analysis of three nuclear gene sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31: 799-804.

Nakajima M., Matsuda H. and Hori M. (2004) Persistence and fluctuation of lateral dimorphism in fishes. American Naturalist 163: 692-698.

Sota T. and R. Ishikawa (2004) Phylogeny and life-history evolution in Carabus (subtribe Carabina: Coleoptera, Carabidae) based on sequences of two nuclear genes. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 81: 135-149.

Takahashi D. and M. Kohda (2004) Courtship in fast water currents by a male stream gody (Rhinogobius brunneus) communicates the parental quality honestly. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 55: 431-438.

Takami Y., Koshio C., Ishii M., Fujii H., Hidaka T. and Shimizu I. (2004) Genetic diversity and structure of urban populations of Pieris butterflies assessed using amplified fragment length polymorphism. Molecular Ecology 13: 245-258.

Yamamoto S., K. Morita, S. Kitano, K. Watanabe, I. Koizumi, K. Maekawa and K. Takamura (2004) Phylogeography of white-spotted charr (Salvelinus leucomaenis) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Zoological Science 21: 229-240.


Kassam D., Adams D., Hori M. and Yamaoka K. (2003) Morphometric analysis on ecomorphologically equivalent cichlid species from Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika. Journal of Zoology 260: 153-157.

Kawakita A.T. Sota, J. S. Ascher, M. Ito, H. Tanaka and M. Kato (2003) Evolution and phylogenetic utility of alignment gap within intron sequences of three nuclear genes in bumble bees (Bombus). Molecular Biology and Evolution 20: 87-92.

Kubota, H. and K. Watanabe (2003) Genetic diversity in wild and reared populations of the Japanese bitterling, Tanakia tanago (Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Reserch 50: 123-128.

Satoh A., T. Ueda, Y. Enokido and M. Hori (2003) Patterns of species assemblages and geographical distributions associated with mandible size differences in coastal tiger beetles in Japan. Population Ecology 45: 67-74.

Sota T. and A. P. Vogler (2003) Reconstructing species phylogeny of the carabid beetles Ohomopterususing multiple nuclear DNA sequences: heterogeneous information content and the performance of simultaneous analysis. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 26: 139-154.

Sunobe T., Kitamura J-Y., Taru M. and Shinomiya A. (2003) Elongation of the dorsal spine and reproductive season in males of Eviota abax and E. prasina (Pisces: Gobiidae). Natural History Research 7: 199-201.

Takami Y. (2003) Experimental analysis of the effect of genital morphology on insemination success in the ground beetleCarabus insulicola(Coleoptera: Carabidae). Ethology Ecology and Evolution 15: 51-61.

Watanabe K., S. Mori and M. Nishida (2003) Genetic relationships and origin of two geographic groups of the freshwater threespine stickleback, 'Hariyo'. Zoological Science 20: 265-274.

Watanabe K. and M. Nishida (2003) Genetic population structure of Japanese bagrid catfishes. Ichthyological Reserch 50: 140-148.


Ide J-Y. (2002) Mating behaviour and light conditions cause seasonal changes in the dispersal pattern of the satyrine butterfly Lethe dianaEcological Entomology 27: 33-40.

Ide J-Y. (2002) Seasonal changes in the territorial behaviour of the satyrine butterfly Lethe diana are mediated by temperature. Journal of Ethology 20: 71-78.

Kitamura J-I., Taru M. and Sunobe T. (2002) Female preference of the gobiid fish Eviota abax in relation to elongation of the first dorsal spine in males. Journal of Ethology 20: 133-135.

Satoh A (2002) Within-plant distribution of the eggs and larvae of two congeneric Chrysomelid beetles on the same host plant. Entomological Science 5: 171-177.

Sota T. (2002) Radiation and reticulation: extensive introgressive hybridization in the carabid beetles Ohomopterus inferred from mitochondrial gene genealogy. Population Ecology 44: 145-156.

Takahashi D. and M. Kohda. (2002) Female preference for nest size in the stream goby Rhinogobius sp. DA. Zoological Science 19: 1241-1244.

Takahashi T., Hori M. and Nakaya K. (2002) New species of Cyprichromis (Perciformes: Cichlidae) from Lake Tanganyika, Africa. Copeia 2002: 1029-1036.

Takami Y. (2002) Mating behavior, insemination and sperm transfer in the ground beetle Carabus insulicolaZoological Science 19: 1067-1073.

Watanabe T.Tanigaki T.Nishi H., Ushimaru A. and Takeuch T. (2002) A quantitative analysis of geographic color variation in twoGeotrupes dung beetles. Zoological Science 19: 351-358.

Watanabe T.Tanigaki T.Nishi H., Ushimaru A. and Takeuch T. (2002) Geographic color variation in two geotrupes dung beetles: A further study. Entomological Science 5: 291-295.


Goodman S. J., Tamate H. B., Wilson R., Nagata J., Tatsuzawa S., Swanson G. M., Pemberton J. M. and McCullough D. R. (2001) Bottlenecks, drift and differentiation: the population structure and demographic history of sika deer (Cervus nippon) in the japanese archipelago. Molecular Ecology 10: 1357-1370.

Ide J-Y. (2001) Summer disappearance of territoriality in the satyrine butterfly Lethe sicelisTransactions of the Lepidopterological Society of Japan 52: 168-170.

Ide J-Y. (2001) Microhabitat differences in two Lethe butterflies (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) concerning thermoregulation. Entomological Science 4: 279-285.

Kawamura K., Y. Nagata, H. Ohtaka, Y. Kanoh and J-Y. Kitamura. (2001) Genetic diversity in the japanese rosy bitterling, Rhodeus ocellatus kurumeus (Cyprinidae). Ichthyological Research 48: 369-378.

Satou A., Nisimura T. and Numata H. (2001) Cost and necessity of parental care in the burying beetleNicrophorus quadripunctatusZoological Science 18: 975-979.

Sota T., R. Ishikawa, M. Ujiie, F. Kusumoto and A. P. Vogler (2001) Extensive trans-species mitochondrial polymorphisms in the carabid beetles Carabus subgenus Ohomopterus caused by repeated introgressive hybridization. Molecular Ecology 10: 2833-2847.

Sota T. and A. P. Vogler (2001) Incongruence between mitochondrial and nuclear gene trees in the carabid beetles OhomopterusSystematic Biology 50 : 39-59.

Tatsuzawa S., Sakaizumi M. and Kano Y. (2001) The first record of two freshwater fishes, the medaka Oryzias latipesand the local ecological, genetical, and historical views for conservation. Biogography 3: 89-100.


Hori M. and Watanabe K. (2000) Aggressive mimicry in the intra-populational color variation of the Tanganyikan scale-eater, Perissodus microlepis (Cichlidae). Enviromental Biology of Fishes 59: 111-115.

Satou A., Nisimura T. and Numata H. (2000) Reproductive competition between the burying beetle Nicrophorus quadripunctatus without phoretic mites and the blow fly Chrysomya pinguis. Entomological Science 3: 265-268.

Seki S., Kohda M. and Hori M. (2000) Asymmetry of mouth morph of a freshwater goby, Rhinogobius flumineusZoological Science 17:1321-1325.

Sota T.Y. Takami, K. Kubota and R. Ishikawa (2000) Geographic variation in the body size of some Japanese Leptocarabusspecies (Coleoptera, Carabidae): The "toppled-domino pattern" in species along a geographic cline. Entomological Science 3: 309-320.

Sota T.Y. Takami, K. Kubota M. Ujiie and R. Ishikawa (2000) Interspecific body size differentiation in species assemblages of the carabid subgenus Ohomopterus in Japan. Population Ecology 42 : 279-291.

Sota T., S. Nakano, N. Hasan, Syafril and K. Nakamura (2000) Fluctuation in the abundance of terrestrial arthropods at an arable field in West Sumatran Highland. Tropics 10: 463-472.

Sota T., F. Kusumoto and K. Kubota (2000) Consequences of hybridization between Ohomopterus insulicola and O. arrowianus (Coleoptera, Carabidae) in a segmented river basin: parallel formation of hybrid swarms. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 71: 297-313.