CONTENTS
Volume 16, March 2004


Volume 16( ISSN: 1528-0470 )
March 2004
Contents

Seasonal Occurrence of Reef-Related Medusae (Cnidaria) in the Western Caribbean Sea
Gloria Ramos and Lourdes Segura-Puertas

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Formation of a Stress-Induced Check Mark on the Otoliths of Juvenile Fishes: Implications for Mesocosm Studies
Thomas R. Reinert and Donald M. Baltz

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The First Larval Stage of Microprosthema semilaeve (Von Martens, 1872) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Stenopodidea) Obtained in the Laboratory
Joel W. Martin and Joseph W. Goy

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Embryogenesis in the Dwarf Seahorse, Hippocampuszosterae (Syngnathidae)
James T. Wetzel and John P. Wourms

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Morphological Characteristics of the Carapace of the Hawksbill Turtle, Eretmochelys imbricata , from Cuban Waters
Mari Kobayashi

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A New Species of Protanaissus Sieg, 1982 (Crustacea: Tanaidacea: Peracarida), from South Florida
Kim Larsen and Richard Heard

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Stomatopoda (Crustacea: Hoplocarida) from the Shallow, Inshore Waters of the Northern Gulf of Mexico ( Apalachicola River , Florida to Port Aransas , Texas )
John M. Foster, Brent P. Thoma, and Richard W. Heard

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Artificial Reef Matrix Structures (ARMS): An Inexpensive and Effective Method for Collecting Coral Reef-Associated Invertebrates
Todd L. Zimmerman and Joel W. Martin

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Northern Range Extensions for Caprella scaura Templeton, 1836 (Crustacea: Amphipoda: Caprellidae) on the Florida Gulf Coast and in South Carolina
John M. Foster, Richard W. Heard, and David M. Knott

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Short Communications (NO ABSTRACTS)
First Record of Bonefish, Albula vulpes , from Mississippi Coastal Waters
K.J. Cuevas, J.S. Franks, and M.V. Buchanan

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Notes on Aquarium Brood Release and Feeding of the Opossum Pipefish, Microphis brachyurus lineatus
Sarah Frias-Torres

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Special Section
Introduction to Special Section on Research Activities at the Iztacala campus of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México
Mark S. Peterson and Nancy J. Brown-Peterson

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Overview of Study Areas and UNAM-Iztacala Student Research
Jonathan Franco-López and Jose Antonio Martínez-Perez

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Trophic Comparison of Two Species of Needlefish (Belonidae) in the Alvarado Lagoonal System , Veracruz , Mexico
Daniel Arceo-Carranza, Jonathan Franco-López, Gretchen L. Waggy, and Rafael Chavez-López

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Feeding Habits and Sexual Dimorphism of the Violet Goby, Gobioides broussoneti Lacepede (Pisces: Gobiidae), in the Estuarine System of Tecolutla , Veracruz , Mexico
Sergio Mata-Cortés, José Antonio Martínez-Pérez, and Mark S. Peterson

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Gonadal Development and Sexual Dimorphism of Gobiomorus dormitor from the Estuarine System of Tecolutla , Veracruz , Mexico
Raquel Hernández-Saavedra, José Antonio Martínez-Pérez, Nancy J. Brown-Peterson, and Mark S. Peterson

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Reproductive Biology of the Opossum Pipefish, Microphis brachyurus lineatus , in Tecolutla Estuary , Veracruz , Mexico
Martha Edith Miranda-Marure, José Antonio Martínez-Pérez and Nancy J. Brown-Peterson

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Reproductive Structures and Early Life History of the Gulf Toadfish, Opsanus beta, in the Tecolutla Estuary , Veracruz , Mexico
Alfredo Gallardo-Torres, José Antonio Martinez-Perez, and Brian J. Lezina

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Helminths from Dormitator maculatus (Pisces: Eleotridae) in Alvarado Lagoon , Veracruz, Mexico, and Supplemental Data for Clinostomum complanatum Rudolphi, 1814 from Egretta caerulea (Aves: Ardeidae)
Jesus Montoya-Mendoza, Rafael Chávez-López, and Jonathan Franco-López

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