Volume 68, Number 1, February 2002 ISSN 0919-9268

CONTENTS

Review Article

Chloride cells during early life stages of fish and their functional differentiation

Ti Kaneko, K Shiraishi, F Katoh, S Hasegawa and J Hiroi···1

Original Articles

Fish fauna of the Sikao Creek mangrove estuary, Trang, Thailand

P Tongnunui, K Ikejima, T Yamane, M Horinouchi, T Medej, M Sano, H Kurokura and T Taniuchi···10

Genetic variation and divergence in populations of ayu Plecoglossus altivelis, including endangered subspecies, inferred from PCR-RFLP analysis of the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region

M Ikedaand N Taniguchi···18

Changes in RNA, DNA and protein contents of laboratory-reared Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus during metamorphosis and settlement

W-S Gwak and M Tanaka···27

Effect on the growth and body composition of juvenile tilapia Oreochromis niloticus fed raw Spirulina

T Takeuchi, J Lu, G Yoshizaki and S Satoh···34

Steroidogenic pathways to17,20β-dihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one and 17,20β,21-trihydroxy-4-pregnen-3-one in the ovarian follicles of the bambooleaf wrasse Pseudolabrus sieboldi

K Ohta and MMatsuyama···41

Acceptability of raw Spirulina platensis by larval tilapia Oreochromis niloticus

J Lu, G Yoshizaki, K Sakai and T Takeuchi···51

Susceptibility to starvation by piscivorous Japanese Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus niphonius(Scombridae)larvae at fist feeding

J Shoji, M Aoyama, H Fujimoto, A Iwamoto and M Tanaka···59

A method for analyzing the static response of submerged rope systems based on a finite element method

R Wan, F Hu, T Tokai and K Matuda···65

Adaptive ontogenetic shape change in flyingfish Parexocoet us mento mento

JC Dasilao Jr, A Rossiter and K Yamaoka···71

The seasonal occurrence of Alexandrium tamarense(Dinophyceae) vegetative cells in Hiroshima Bay, Japan

S Itakura, M Yamaguchi, M Yoshida and Y Fukuyo···77

Estimation of natural mortality and exploitation rates of whelk Neptunea arthritica by multiple tagging experiment

K Suzuki, T Hiraishi, K Yamamoto and K Nashimoto···87

An intra-annual analysis of intermediate fecundity, batch fecundity and oocyte size of ripening ovaries of Pacific sardine Sardinops sagax in northern Chile

G Plaza, G Claramunt and G Herrera···95

Predation pressure on the siphons of the bivalve Nuttallia olivacea by the juvenile stone flounder Platichthys bicoloratus in the Natori River estuary, north-eastern Japan

K Sasaki, M Kudo, T Tomiyama, K Ito and M Omori···104

Effects of temperature and salinity on the metamorphosis of nauplius of a planktonic shrimp Acetes intermedius Omori,1975

Y-H Chen and I-M Chen···117

In vitro vitellogenin synthesis in primary cultures of tilapia hepatocytes

B-H Kim and A Takemura···123

Telomerase activity detected in eyed embryos of rainbow trout Oncorhynchus mykiss

M Yoda, KG Takahashi and K Mori···132

Genetic structure of land-locked ayu within the Biwa Lake system

K Iguchi, T Ohkawa and M Nishida···138

Growth and photosynthesis inhibition by agricultural pesticides in three freshwater microalgae

NG Guanzon Jr and H Nakahara···152

Inshore migration of a tropical eel, Anguilla marmorata, from Taiwanese and Japanese coasts

T Arai, M Marui, T Otake and K Tsukamoto···152

Dietary protein requirement of young Japanese flounder Paralichthys olivaceus fed isocaloric diets

S-M Lee, CS Park and IC Bang···158

Acceptability comparison of kamaboko gels derived from silver carp surimi and from walleye pollack surimi between the Chinese and Japanese

X Wang, T Hirata, Y Fukuda, M Kinoshita and M Sakaguchi···165

Antimicrobial activity of shrimp chitin and chitosan from different treatments and applications of fish preservation

G-J Tsai, W-H Su, H-C Chen and C-L Pan···170

In vitro effect of carp phagocytic cells by bisphenol A and nonylphenol

Y Gushiken, H Watanuki and M Sakai···178

Seasonal changes of bitterness and pulcherrimine content in gonads of green sea urchin Hemicentrotus pulcherrimus at Iwaki in Fukushima prefecture

Y Murata, M Yokoyama, T Unuma, NU Sata, R Kuwahara and M Kaneniwa···184

Thermogelation in plasma protein-added surimi of horse mackerel and the changes in its physical characteristics in stewed products

H-H Chen···190

Effect of Na-gluconate on the physical properties of preheated and two-step heated gel prepared from walleye pollack surimi

T Okayama, T Ooizumi, M Takeshita, Y Akahane, Y-I Abe, S-I Kitakami, T Wada and J Shirai···197

Modified atmosphere packaging of fish salad

S Metin, N Erkan, T Baygar and O Ozden···204

Effect of potassium lactate on the quality and shelf life of chub mackerel Scomber japonicus

S Metin, N Erkan, C Varlik and O Ozden···210

Effects of sorbitol on the autolysis profile of squid mantle muscle

K Konno, A Nakajima, H Koseki and T Sakai···215

Stabilization of squid myosin subfragment-1 and myofibrils by ATP-related compounds

T Yoshioka, K Konno and N Seki···222

Short Papers

Identification of Vibrio halioticoli by colony hybridization with non-radioisotope labeled genomic DNA probe

R Tanaka, M Ootsubo, T Sawabe, K Tajima, J Vandenberghe and Y Ezura···227

Spawning performance of yellowtail Seriola quinqueradiata fed dry pellets containing paprika and squid meal

R Vassallo-Agius, T Watanabe, H Imaizumi and T Yamazaki···230

Identification of antihypertensive peptides from peptic digest of the short-necked clam Tapes philippinarum and the pearl oyster

K Suetsuna···233

Fatty acid composition of two species of Japanese freshwater sponges Heterorotula multidentata and Spongilla alba

NU Sata, M Kaneniwa, Y Masuda, Y Ando and H Iida···236

Fatty acid composition of oil extracted from the fat sack of the Erabu sea snake Laticauda semifasciata in the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea

N Shirai, H Suzuki and R Shimizu ···239


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