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Hiroshi Yamasaki Last modified date:2021.06.21





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Phone
092-802-5841
Academic Degree
PhD
Field of Specialization
Biodiversity, Taxonomy
ORCID(Open Researcher and Contributor ID)
0000-0002-0282-982X
Total Priod of education and research career in the foreign country
04years00months
Research
Research Interests
  • Biodiversity on meiobenthos (taxonomy, phylogeny, ecology, morphology etc)
    keyword : Meiofauna, meiobenthos, Scalidophora, Kinorhyncha, Priapulida, Loricifera
    2020.04.
Academic Activities
Books
1. Yamasaki H., 21. Diversity of Kinorhyncha in Japan and phylogenetic relationships of the phylum. In: Motokawa M., Kajihara H. (eds) Species Diversity of Animals in Japan., Springer Verlag, 10.1007/978-4-431-56432-4_21, 2017.01.
Papers
1. Hiroshi Yamasaki, Shinta Fujimoto, Hayato Tanaka, Three new meiobenthic species from a submarine cave in Japan
Echinoderes gama, E. kajiharai and E. uozumii (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida), Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 10.1017/S0025315420000429, 100, 4, 537-558, 2020.06, Three new species of echinoderid kinorhynchs are described from Daidokutsu, a submarine cave in Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Echinoderes gama sp. nov. is characterized by the presence of middorsal acicular spines on segments 4-8; lateroventral acicular spines on segments 7-9; lateroventral tubes on segment 5; sublateral tubes on segment 8; laterodorsal tubes on segment 10; and type-2 gland cell outlets in subdorsal and lateroventral position on segment 2. Echinoderes kajiharai sp. nov. is defined by the presence of middorsal acicular spines on segments 4, 6, 8; lateral accessory acicular spines on segment 9; lateroventral acicular spines on segments 6-8; lateroventral tubes on segments 2 and 5; midlateral tubes on segment 10; and type-2 gland cell outlets in laterodorsal position on segments 2 and 5, and subdorsal position on segments 8 and 9. Echinoderes uozumii sp. nov. is characterized by the presence of middorsal acicular spines on segments 4 and 6; lateroventral acicular spines on segments 6-9; lateroventral tubes on segments 2 and 5; sublateral tubes on segment 8; laterodorsal tubes on segment 10; type-2 gland cell outlets in subdorsal and lateral accessory position on segment 2; and blunt, short pectinate fringe teeth of primary pectinate fringe on segment 1. In addition, the Echinoderes multiporus species group including E. kajiharai sp. nov., and the Echinoderes bispinosus species group including E. uozumii sp. nov. are established. Furthermore, the distribution of the two species groups and the origin of Echinoderes species in Daidokutsu are discussed..
2. Hiroshi Yamasaki, Maria Herranz, Martin V. Sørensen, An interactive identification key to species of Echinoderidae (Kinorhyncha), Zoologischer Anzeiger, 10.1016/j.jcz.2020.05.002, 287, 14-16, 2020.07, An interactive, continuously updated identification key to species of the large kinorhynch family Echinoderidae has been made available online. The key is based on the DELTA format (DEscription Language for TAxonomy), and provides, with a multiple entry approach, an intuitive and user friendly tool to identify more than 145 echinoderid species. The present short note describes software requirements, how to access the database and keep it updated, and how to use the identification tools..
3. Yamasaki H., Gracilideres mawatarii, a new genus and species of Franciscideridae (Allomalorhagida: Kinorhyncha) - A kinorhynch with thin body cuticle, adapted to the interstitial environment, ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 10.1016/j.jcz.2019.05.010, 282, 176-188, 2019.09.
4. Yamasaki H., Dal Zotto M., Investigation of echinoderid kinorhynchs described 90 years ago: redescription of Echinoderes capitatus (Zelinka, 1928) and Echinoderes ferrugineus Zelinka, 1928, ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 10.1016/j.jcz.2019.05.013, 282, 189-205, 2019.09.
5. Yamasaki H., Neuhaus B. George K.H., Echinoderid mud dragons (Cyclorhagida: Kinorhyncha) from Senghor Seamount (NE Atlantic Ocean) including general discussion of faunistic characters and distribution patterns of seamount kinorhynchs, ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 10.1016/j.jcz.2019.05.018, 282, 64-87, 2019.09.
6. Yamasaki H., Grzelak K., Sørensen M.V., Neuhaus B., George K.H., Echinoderes pterus sp n. showing a geographically and bathymetrically wide distribution pattern on seamounts and on the deep-sea floor in the Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Mediterranean Sea (Kinorhyncha, Cyclorhagida), ZOOKEYS, 10.3897/zookeys.771.25534, 771, 15-40, 2018.07.
7. Uozumi R., Yamasaki H., Hirose E., Mangrove forests may serve as stable environments for the meiobenthic Echinoderes komatsui (Kinorhyncha: Cyclorhagida): distribution patterns and population dynamics in a subtropical estuary, MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, 10.1080/17451000.2017.1408916, 14, 3, 321-333, 2018.01.
8. Yamasaki H., Ryuguderes iejimaensis, a new genus and species of Campyloderidae (Xenosomata: Cyclorhagida: Kinorhyncha) from a submarine cave in the Ryukyu Islands, Japan, ZOOLOGISCHER ANZEIGER, 10.1016/j.jcz.2016.02.003, 265, 69-79, 2016.11.
9. Sørensen M.V., Dal Zotto M., Rho H.S., Herranz M., Sánchez N., Pardos F., Yamasaki H., Phylogeny of Kinorhyncha Based on Morphology and Two Molecular Loci, PLOS ONE, 10.1371/journal.pone.0133440, 10, 7, 2015.07.
10. Yamasaki H., Fujimoto S., Miyazaki K., Phylogenetic position of Loricifera inferred from nearly complete 18S and 28S rRNA gene sequences, ZOOLOGICAL LETTERS, 10.1186/s40851-015-0017-0, 1, 2015.06.
11. Yamasaki H., Hiruta S.F., Kajihara H., Dick M.H., Two Kinorhynch Species (Cyclorhagida, Echinoderidae, Echinoderes) Show Different Distribution Patterns Across Tsugaru Strait, Northern Japan, ZOOLOGICAL SCIENCE, 10.2108/zs140011, 31, 7, 421-429, 2014.07.
12. Yamasaki H., Hiruta S.F., Kajihara H., Molecular phylogeny of kinorhynchs, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 10.1016/j.ympev.2013.02.016, 67, 2, 303-310, 2013.05.
Presentations
1. Yamasaki H., Neuhaus B., George K.H., Investigation of kinorhynchs on seamounts and surrounding area in the Mediterranean Sea, northeastern Atlantic Ocean and Arctic Sea, 5th International Scalidophora Workshop, 2019.01.
2. Yamasaki H., Fujimoto S., The current picture of Scalidophorology in Japan –studies on Kinorhyncha, Priapulida, and Loricifera-., The Joint meeting of the 22nd International Congress of Zoology & the 87th meeting of the Zoological Society of Japan, 2016.11.
3. Yamasaki H., Fujimoto S., Miyazaki K., Molecular phylogeny of Loricifera, 4th International Scalidophora Workshop, 2015.09.
4. Yamasaki H., Kinorhynchs from Daidokustu, a submarine cave in Ryukyu Islands, 4th International Scalidophora Workshop, 2015.09.
5. Sørensen M.V., Rho H.S., Dal Zotto M., Herranz M., Yamasaki H., Phylogeny of Kinorhyncha, based on analyses of molecular data, supplemented with information from morphology, 15th International Meiofauna Conference, 2013.07.
6. Yamasaki H., Kinorhynchs in Japanese waters, 15th International Meiofauna Conference, 2013.07.
7. Yamasaki H., Molecular phylogeny of Kinorhyncha, 3rd International Scalidophora Workshop, 2012.08.
Membership in Academic Society
  • Japanese Association of Meiobenthologists
  • The Zoological Society of Japan
  • The Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology