四国自然史科学研究第8号 要旨
Bulletin of the Shikoku Institute of Natural History NO.8
森林総合研究所四国支所のスズメバチ類の種組成
佐藤重穂・小坂 肇・高畑義啓・松本剛史
Queens of eusocial wasps of the subfamily Vespinae were collected with bait-traps set at the experimantal forest of the Shikoku Research Center, Forestry and Forest Products Research Institute in Kochi City, southwestern Japan in 2014. A total of 157 vespine wasps comprising of five Vespa species and one Vespula species were recorded. Among them, Vespa amalis was dominant at this site.
高知県と愛媛県におけるタワヤモリ Gekko tawaensis の新産地
谷岡 仁・谷地森秀二・美濃厚志
The occurrence of Gekko tawaensis, an endemic lizard to western Japan was confirmed from six new localities in Kochi and five in Ehime Prefectures on Shikoku Island. The present record from Geisei Village in kochi Prefecture fills a zoogeographical gap of G. tawaensis on the coast between Kochi and Tokushima Prefectures.

感潮域のコアマモ以外の水草群落から採集されたアカメの稚魚と未成魚(スズキ目:アカメ科)
長野博光・石川晃寛・永井宏樹
Lates japonicus, an endemic fish to the Pacific coast of western Japan, is recently known as Japanese lates or akame. The occurrence of larvae, juveniles and young smaller than about 100mm SL of akame has been restricted to eelgrass, Zostera japonica beds in tidal zones. This study revealed that juveniles and young ranging from 8.6 to 106.0mm in SL frequently occurred in brackish water plant communities other than Z. japonica. Communities of Vallisneria asiatica seemed to be important habitats for these fishes, because this plant occurred in many places and sometime formed pure and large communities. Mixed communities of Potamogeton malaianus and Myriphyllum spicatum were also important in upper tidal zone of the Koso River where no Z. japonicus beds were found. In addition, findings of these fishes from torn-off blades of V. asiatica and communities of Pharagmites australis, which forms extensive stands, strongly indicate that they adapt more diverse environments than previously thought...