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Vol. 54 (3)

September / Setiembre 2006



Forum / Foro

Jorge Alberto Cabrera-Jiménez
Aquacultural importance of the integumental pore pattern in postlarval whiteleg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei (Decapoda: Penaeidae)

Microbiology / Microbiología

Adrián Avendaño Lopez & Carolina Arguedas Villa
Microcystin in plants that treat water for human consumption in a tropical environment: the Metropolitan Area of Costa Rica [Spanish]

Gloriana Chaverri
Aerobic bacterial flora from the digestive tract of the common vampire bat, Desmodus rotundus (Chiroptera: Phyllostomidae) [Spanish]

Marine Invertebrates / Invertebrados Marinos

María Teresa Aguado & Guillermo San Martín
Syllids (Syllidae: Polychaeta) from Coiba National Park (Pacific of Panama) [Spanish]

L. Fernando Bückle, Benjamín Barón & Mónica Hernández
Osmoregulatory capacity of the shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei at different temperatures and salinities, and optimal culture environment

Ana C. Fonseca E., Eva Salas & Jorge Cortés
Monitoring of the Meager Shoal coral reef, Cahuita National Park, Costa Rica (CARICOMP site) [Spanish]

Ildefonso Liñero Arana & Oscar Díaz Díaz
Polychaetes (Annelida: Polychaeta) epibiont on Spondylus americanus (Bivalvia: Spondylidae) from Mochima National Park, Venezuela [Spanish]

Nuria Méndez
Deep-water polychaetes (Annelida) from the southeastern Gulf of California, Mexico

Anselmo Miranda-Baeza, Domenico Voltolina & Beatriz Cordero-Esquivel
Filtration and clearance rates of Anadara grandis juveniles (Pelecypoda, Arcidae) with different temperatures and suspended matter concentrations

Nicida Noriega, Sheila M. Pauls & Carlos del Mónaco
Abundance of Diadema antillarum (Echinodermata: Echinoidea) in the coasts of Venezuela [Spanish]

A.A. Otitoloju & K.N. Don-Pedro
Influence of joint application of heavy metals on level of each metal accumulated in the periwinkle Tympanotonus fuscatus (Gastropoda: Potamididae)

Terrestrial Invertebrates / Invertebrados Terrestres

Sandra Boza & Mario Vargas
The morphology of the cibarial armature and sensilla of Mansonia titillans, Psorophora cingulata, Coquillettidia arribalzagae, Culex coronator and Limatus durhamii (Diptera: Culicidae)

José L. Fernández Triana, Horacio Grillo Ravelo & Mabel López
Status of Ichneumonidae (Hymenoptera: Ichneumonoidea) in Cuba

R. Wills Flowers & William G. Eberhard
Fitting together: copulatory linking in some Neotropical Chrysomeloidea

Stefan Schaper & Francisco Hernández-Chavarría
Scanning electron microscopy of damage caused by Mesocyclops thermocyclopoides (Copepoda: Cyclopoidea) on larvae of the Dengue fever vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Stefan Schaper & Francisco Hernández-Chavarría
Scanning electron microscopy of the four larval instars of the Dengue fever vector Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)

Aquatic Vertebrates / Vertebrados Acuáticos

María del Pilar Blanco-Parra & Ivonne Bejarano-Rodríguez
Diet and reproduction of the main fish species from the Mesay river (Colombian Amazon region) during the flooding season [Spanish]

José Rodrigo Rojas M.
Reproduction and feeding habits of Mustelus dorsalis (Pisces: Triakidae) in the Gulf of Nicoya, Costa Rica: Elements for a sustainable management [Spanish]

Terrestrial and Freshwater Vertebrates / Vertebrados Terrestres y de Agua Dulce

M. Calviño-Cancela
Time-activity budgets and behaviour of the Amazilia hummingbird, Amazilia amazilia (Apodiformes: Trochilidae) in an urban environment

Ednaldo Cândido Rocha, Elias Silva, Sebastião Venâncio Martins & Francisco Cândido Cardoso Barreto
Seasonal evaluation of mammal species richness and abundance in the “Mário Viana” municipal reserve, Mato Grosso, Brasil [Spanish]

Adolfo Rafael de Roodt, Judith Estévez, Jorge Adrián Dolab, Marcelo Víctor Manzanelli, Nicolás Piñeiro, Jorge Francisco Paniagua & Alejandro Urs Vogt
Biological and immunological characteristics of the poison of Bothrops cotiara (Serpentes: Viperidae) [Spanish]

Rubén C. Montes Pérez & Elsy A. Cabrera Baz
Ovarian activity of Agouti paca (Rodentia: Agoutidae) under captivity [Spanish]

Rubén C. Montes-Pérez, Adán W. Echeverría García, Jorge Zavala Castro & Militza G. Alfaro Gamboa
Nucleotidic variations of two captive groups of tepezcuintle, Agouti paca (Rodentia: Agoutidae), from two sites in Yucatan, Mexico [Spanish]

Christopher Vaughan, Nicole Nemeth & Leonel Marineros
Scarlet Macaw, Ara macao, (Psittaciformes: Psittacidae) diet in Central Pacific Costa Rica

Botany / Botánica

José Fco. Di Stefano, Walter A. Marín & Marco A. Díaz
Secondary embryonary root associated with seed germination in Garcinia intermedia (Clusiaceae) and its possible role in seedling survival [Spanish]

Rodrigo de Andrade Kersten & Sandro Menezes Silva
The floristic compositions of vascular epiphytes of a seasonally inundated forest on the coastal plain of Ilha do Mel Island, Brazil

Élder Antônio Sousa Paiva & Silvia Rodrigues Machado
Ontogenesis, structure and ultrastructure of Hymenaea stigonocarpa (Fabaceae: Caesalpinioideae) colleters

Ecology / Ecología

Óscar M. Chaves & Gerardo Avalos
Is the inverse leafing phenology of the dry forest understory shrub Jacquinia nervosa (Theophrastaceae) a strategy to escape herbivory?

Ingemar Hedström, Andrew Denzel & Gareth Owens
Orchid bees as bio-indicators for organic coffee farms in Costa Rica: Does farm size affect their abundance?

Ildefonso Liñero Arana & Oscar Díaz Díaz
Polychaeta (Annelida) associated with Thalassia testudinum in the northeastern coastal waters of Venezuela

María V. Micieli, Juan J. García, María F. Achinelly & Gerardo A. Martí
Population dynamics of the immature stages of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae), vector of dengue: a longitudinal study (1996-2000) [Spanish]

Helder Alfonso Pérez & Cecilia López Cánovas
Temporal spatial distribution of benthic meiofauna in four beaches of the northern Havana shore [Spanish]

Lázaro R. Sánchez-Velásquez & María del Rosario Pineda-López
Species diversity, structure and dynamics of two populations of an endangered species, Magnolia dealbata (Magnoliaceae)

Tanja Schweers, Matthias Wolff, Volker Koch & Francisco Sinsel Duarte
Population dynamics of Megapitaria squalida (Bivalvia: Veneridae) at Magdalena Bay, Baja California Sur, Mexico

Braulio Vílchez & Oscar Rocha
Population structure of the tree Peltogyne purpurea (Cesalpinaceae) in an altered forest at Osa Peninsula, Costa Rica [Spanish]

Taxonomy / Taxonomía

José Luis Castro-Aguirre, Héctor Espinosa Pérez & Leticia Huidobro Campos
Two new species of the genus Squatina (Chondrichthyes: Squatinidae) from the Gulf of Mexico [Spanish]

Lía I. Lunaschi
Redescription and systematic reclassification of the trematode Topsiturvitrema verticalia (Trematoda: Digenea) in a new family [Spanish]

Gabriel E. Ramos-Tafur
Two new species of fresh water crab (Brachyura: Pseudothelphusidae) from Serranía de los Paraguas, Cordillera Occidental, Colombia [Spanish]

Alexander Fco. Rojas Alvarado
A new species of fern, genus Danaea (Marattiales: Marattiaceae) endemic to Costa Rica [Spanish]

Alexander Fco. Rojas Alvarado & Mónica Palacios Ríos
A new species of fern of the genus Pteris (Filicales: Pteridaceae) endemic to Costa Rica [Spanish]

Gustavo R. Spinelli & Carla G. Cazorla
A new predaceous midge of the Palpomyia tibialis group from northeastern Argentina (Diptera: Ceratopogonidae)

Book Review / Reseña de Libro

Zaidett Barrientos
Gannon, M.R., A. Kurta, A. Rodríguez-Durán & M.R. Willing. 2005. Bats of Puerto Rico: An Island Focus and a Caribbean Perspective