Use WORD template. No restriction for using color figures and photographs. We welcome not only full paper, short paper, and review but also a brief introduction of new finding, information and unusual images. Those brief introductions are categorized into gNotes and Newsh, gTaxonomic notesh or gTopicsh. We also welcome preprint manuscript, graduation theses, master theses, and doctoral dissertations. These theses are considered to have already been scrutinized within their respective institutions and will not be newly peer-reviewed. Extremely large data set could be deposited to J-STAGE Data (


Reference list

Journal manuscript

Smith, A. H. (1997). Studies on South American puffer fishes. Mar. Biol. 36: 44–69.

Smith, A. H., Yamada, K., Togashi, Y. (2007). Oceanic biodiversity. Sci. Res. 2: 553–557.


Smith, A. H. (1990). Studies on South African puffer fishes. PhD dissertation, University of Tokyo, Japan.

Book chapter

Musyl, M. K., Smith, P. J., Abe, T. (2001). Ability of archival tags to provide estimates of geographical position based on light intensity. In: H. Smith, D. Bauer, J. Hope (Eds.) Electronic Tagging and Tracking in Marine Fisheries. Kluwer Academic Publisher, Netherlands, p. 343–367.


Smith, A. H. (1966). Marine Ecology. Academic Press, New York.

Web site

Smith, P. J. (2017). (accessed on 20 May 2019).

Fish Base (2014). Conger verreauxi. (accessed on 20 May 2019).

WoRMS (2022). Chelarctus Holthuis, 2002. (accessed on 20 July 2022).


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