Yasunori Kano, publication list


Inoue, K., T. Yahagi, T. Kimura & Y. Kano. 2022. Population differentiation of the endangered salt-marsh snail Ellobium chinense in Japan (Gastropoda: Ellobiidae). Plankton and Benthos Research, 17. In press. 

Takano, T., A. Warén & Y. Kano. 2021. Phylogenetic position of the deep-sea snail family Haloceratidae and advanced insights into caenogastropod relationships. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 87. In press.

Brenzinger, B., M. Schrödl & Y. Kano. 2021. Origin and significance of two pairs of head tentacles in the radiation of euthyneuran sea slugs and land snails. Scientific Reports, 11. In press. 

Kantor, Y.I., A.E. Fedosov, A.R. Kosyan, N. Puillandre, P. Sorokin, Y. Kano, R. Clark & P. Bouchet, 2021. Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the Buccinoidea (Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society. In press. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab031

Goto, R., T. Takano, D.J. Eernisse, M. Kato & Y. Kano. 2021. Snails riding mantis shrimps: Ectoparasites evolved from ancestors living as commensals on the host’s burrow wall. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 163: 107122. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107122

Irwin, A.R., E.E. Strong, Y. Kano, E.M. Harper & S.T. Williams. 2021. Eight new mitogenomes clarify the phylogenetic relationships of Stromboidea within the caenogastropod phylogenetic framework. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 158: 107081. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2021.107081

Kakui, K. & Y. Kano. 2021. First complete mitochondrial genome of a tanaidacean crustacean (Arctotanais alascensis). Zoological Science, 38: 267–272. DOI: 10.2108/zs200167

Yahagi, T., A.D. Thaler, C.L. Van Dover & Y. Kano. 2020. Population connectivity of the hydrothermal-vent limpet Shinkailepas tollmanni in the Southwest Pacific (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha: Phenacolepadidae). PLOS ONE, 15: e0239784. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239784

Fukumori, H., H. Itoh, N. Nakajima & Y. Kano. 2020. The mitochondrial genome and phylogenetic position of a marine snail Nerita (Heminerita) japonica (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha: Neritidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 5. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2020.1829136

Takano, T., S. Tsuzuki & Y. Kano. 2020. Systematic relocation of Chrystella kajiyamai Habe, 1961 to the eulimid genus Bacula (Gastropoda: Vanikoroidea). Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 78: 119–124. DOI: 10.18941/venus.78.3-4_119

Sato, K., Y. Kano, D.H.E. Setiamarga, H.K. Watanabe & T. Sasaki. 2020. Molecular phylogeny of protobranch bivalves and systematic implications of their shell microstructure. Zoologica Scripta, 49, 458–472. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12419

Zaharias, P., Y. Kantor, A. Fedosov, F. Criscione, A. Hallan, Y. Kano, J. Bardin & N. Puillandre. 2020. Just the once will not hurt: DNA suggests species lumping over two oceans in deep-sea snails. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 190: 532–557. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlaa010

Williams, S.T., Y. Kano, A. Warén & D.G. Herbert. 2020. Marrying molecules and morphology: first steps towards a re-evaluation of solariellid (Gastropoda, Trochoidea) genera in the light of molecular phylogenetic studies. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 86: 1–26. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyz038

Takano, T., S. Kimura & Y. Kano. 2020. Host identification for the deep-sea snail genus Haliella with description of a new species (Caenogastropoda: Eulimidae). Zookeys, 908: 19–30. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.908.46613

Takano, T., Y. Kano & T. Sasaki. 2019. Comparison of shell structures in pyramidelloid gastropods (Heterobranchia). Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 78: 33–43. DOI: 10.18941/venus.78.1-2_33

Bergmeier, F.S., G. Haszprunar, A. Brandt, H. Saito, Y. Kano & K.M. Jörger. 2019. Of basins, plains and trenches: Systematics and distribution of Solenogastres (Mollusca, Aplacophora) in the Northwest Pacific. Progress in Oceanography, 178: 102187. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102187

Fukumori, H., T. Takano, K. Hasegawa & Y. Kano. 2019. Deepest known gastropod fauna: species composition and distribution in the Kuril–Kamchatka Trench. Progress in Oceanography, 178: 102176. DOI: 10.1016/j.pocean.2019.102176


Cunha, T.J., S. Lemer, P. Bouchet, Y. Kano & G. Giribet. 2019. Putting keyhole limpets on the map: phylogeny and biogeography of the globally distributed marine family Fissurellidae (Vetigastropoda, Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 135: 249–269. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2019.02.008

Takano, T., H. Tanaka & Y. Kano. 2019. A new species of Mucronalia (Gastropoda: Eulimidae) parasitizing the ophiocomid brittle star Ophiomastix mixta in Japan. Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 77: 45–50. DOI: 10.18941/venus.77.1-4_45

Kano, Y. & H. Fukumori. 2019. Neritidae Rafinesque, 1815. In: Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas (C. Lydeard & K.S. Cummings eds.), p. 31–36. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Kano, Y. 2019. Neritiliidae Schepman, 1908. In: Freshwater Mollusks of the World: A Distribution Atlas (C. Lydeard & K.S. Cummings eds.), p. 27–30. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Yahagi, T., H. Fukumori, A. Warén & Y. Kano. 2019. Population connectivity of hydrothermal-vent limpets along the northern Mid-Atlantic Ridge (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha: Phenacolepadidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 99: 179–185. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315417001898

Fukumori, H., T. Yahagi, A. Warén & Y. Kano. 2019. Amended generic classification of the marine gastropod family Phenacolepadidae: transitions from snails to limpets and shallow-water to deep-sea hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 185: 636–655. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zly078

Chaban, E., Y. Kano, H. Fukumori, & A. Chernyshev. 2018. Deep-sea gastropods of the family Ringiculidae (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia) from the Sea of Okhotsk, Kuril–Kamchatka Trench, and adjacent waters with the description of three new species. Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 154: 197–213. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.11.008

Fukumori, H., K. Hasegawa & Y. Kano. 2018. Abyssal gastropods in the Sea of Okhotsk (Vetigastropoda and Caenogastropoda). Deep-Sea Research Part II: Topical Studies in Oceanography, 154: 187–196. DOI: 10.1016/j.dsr2.2017.09.013

Goto, R., H. Fukumori, Y. Kano & M. Kato. 2018. Evolutionary gain of red blood cells in a commensal bivalve (Galeommatoidea) as an adaptation to a hypoxic shrimp burrow. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 125: 368–376. DOI: 10.1093/biolinnean/bly104

Takano, T., H. Itoh & Y. Kano. 2018. DNA-based identification of an echinoderm host for a deep-sea parasitic snail (Gastropoda: Eulimidae). Molluscan Research, 38: 212–217. DOI: 10.1080/13235818.2017.1372865. 2018 Molluscan Research Achievement Award.

Bouchet, P., J.-P. Rocroi, B. Hausdorf, A. Kaim, Y. Kano, A. Nützel, P. Parkhaev, M. Schrödl & E. Strong. 2017. Revised classification, nomenclator and typification of gastropod families. Malacologia, 61: 1–526. DOI: 10.4002/040.061.0201

Takano, T., A. Warén & Y. Kano. 2017. Megadenus atrae n. sp., an endoparasitic eulimid gastropod (Mollusca) from the black sea cucumber Holothuria atra Jaeger (Aspidochirotida: Holothuriidae) in the Indo-West Pacific. Systematic Parasitology, 94: 699–709. DOI: 10.1007/s11230-017-9731-7


Yahagi, T., H.K. Watanabe, S. Kojima & Y. Kano. 2017. Larval connectivity between deep-sea hydrothermal vents via surface waters. The Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America, 98: 231–235. DOI:10.1002/bes2.1324

Yahagi, T., H.K. Watanabe, S. Kojima & Y. Kano. 2017. Do larvae from deep-sea hydrothermal vents disperse in surface waters? Ecology, 98: 1524–1534. DOI: 10.1002/ecy.1800.  Featured in Ecology; Deep Sea Biology Society 2018 Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis Paper.

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Criscione, F., W.F. Ponder, F. Köhler, T. Takano & Y. Kano. 2017. A molecular phylogeny of Rissoidae (Caenogastropoda: Rissooidea) allows testing the diagnostic utility of morphological traits. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 179: 23–40. DOI: 10.1111/zoj.12447

Fukumori, H., H. Itoh & Y. Kano. 2017. Development and characterization of microsatellite markers for the stream snail Clithon retropictus (Neritimorpha: Neritidae) using next-generation sequencing. In: Castillo‑Páez et al., Microsatellite records. Conservation Genetics Resources, 9: 165–171. DOI: 10.1007/s12686-017-0689-1

Kano, Y., B. Brenzinger, A. Nützel, N.G. Wilson & M. Schrödl. 2016. Ringiculid bubble snails recovered as the sister group to sea slugs (Nudipleura). Scientific Reports, 6: 30908. DOI: 10.1038/srep30908

Uribe, J.E., D. Colgan, L.R. Castro, Y. Kano & R. Zardoya. 2016. Phylogenetic relationships among superfamilies of Neritimorpha (Mollusca: Gastropoda). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 104: 21–31. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2016.07.021

Fukumori, H., H. Itoh & Y. Kano. 2016. The complete mitochondrial genome of the stream snail Clithon retropictus (Neritimorpha: Neritidae). Mitochondrial DNA Part B: Resources, 1: 820–821. DOI: 10.1080/23802359.2016.1247659

Kano, Y., T. Takano, E. Schwabe & A. Warén. 2016. Phylogenetic position and systematics of the wood-associate limpet genus Caymanabyssia and implications for ecological radiation into deep-sea organic substrates by lepetelloid gastropods. Marine Ecology, 37: 1116–1130. DOI: 10.1111/maec.12376

Romero, P.E., M. Pfenninger, Y. Kano & A. Klussmann-Kolb. 2016. Molecular phylogeny of the Ellobiidae (Gastropoda: Panpulmonata) supports independent terrestrial invasions. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 97: 43–54. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2015.12.014

Uribe, J.E., Y. Kano, J. Templado & R. Zardoya. 2016. Mitogenomics of Vetigastropoda: insights into the evolution of pallial symmetry. Zoologica Scripta, 45: 145–159. DOI: 10.1111/zsc.12146

Kano, Y., T.P. Neusser, H. Fukumori, K.M. Jörger & M. Schrödl. 2015. Sea-slug invasion of the land. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 116: 253–259. DOI: 10.1111/bij.12578


Hidaka, H., T. Ogura, H. Watanabe, Y. Kano & S. Kojima. 2015. Population history of a hydrothermal vent-endemic gastropod Alviniconcha hessleri in the Mariana Trough. In: Subseafloor Biosphere Linked to Global Hydrothermal Systems; TAIGA Concept (J. Ishibashi, K. Okino & M. Sunamura, eds.), p. 325–333. Springer, Tokyo. DOI: 10.1007/978-4-431-54865-2_26

Noguchi, T., K. Sakuma, T. Kitahashi, H. Itoh, Y. Kano, G. Shinohara, J. Hashimoto & S. Kojima. 2015. No genetic deviation between two morphotypes of the snipefishes (Macroramphosidae: Macroramphosus) in Japanese waters. Ichthyological Research, 62: 368–373. DOI: 10.1007/s10228-014-0443-6

Hidaka, H. & Y. Kano. 2014. Morphological and genetic variation between the Japanese populations of the amphidromous snail Stenomelania crenulata (Cerithioidea: Thiaridae). Zoological Science, 31: 593–602. DOI: 10.2108/zs140074

Takano, T. & Y. Kano. 2014. Molecular phylogenetic investigations of the relationships of the echinoderm-parasite family Eulimidae within Hypsogastropoda (Mollusca). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 79: 258–269. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2014.06.021

Kuhara, T., Y. Kano, K. Yoshikoshi & J. Hashimoto. 2014. Shell morphology, anatomy and gill histology of the deep-sea bivalve Elliptiolucina ingens and molecular phylogenetic reconstruction of the chemosynthetic family Lucinidae. Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 72: 13–27. DOI: 10.18941/venus.72.1-4_13

Fukumori, H. & Y. Kano. 2014. Evolutionary ecology of settlement size in planktotrophic neritimorph gastropods. Marine Biology, 161: 213–227. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-013-2330-5

Stöger, I., J.D. Sigwart, Y. Kano, T. Knebelsberger, B.A. Marshall, E. Schwabe & M. Schrödl. 2013. The continuing debate on deep molluscan phylogeny: Evidence for Serialia (Mollusca, Monoplacophora + Polyplacophora). BioMed Research International, 2013: 407072. DOI: 10.1155/2013/407072

Kano, Y., H. Fukumori, B. Brenzinger & A. Warén. 2013. Driftwood as a vector for the oceanic dispersal of estuarine gastropods (Neritidae) and an evolutionary pathway to the sunken-wood community. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79: 378–382. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyt032

Fukumori, H., S.Y. Chee, Y. Kano. 2013. Drilling predation on neritid egg capsules by the muricid snail Reishia clavigera. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79: 139–146. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyt007

Hidaka, H., H. Watanabe, Y. Kano & S. Kojima. 2013. Mitochondrial genome rearrangement occurred in a hydrothermal vent-endemic lineage of provannid gastropods. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 93: 1053–1058. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315412001506

Williams, S.T., L.M. Smith, D.G. Herbert, B. Marshall, A. Warén, S. Kiel, P. Dyal, K. Linse, C. Vilvens & Y. Kano. 2013. Cenozoic climate change and diversification on the continental shelf and slope: evolution of gastropod diversity in the family Solariellidae (Trochoidea). Ecology and Evolution, 3: 887–917. DOI: 10.1002/ece3.513

Kano, Y. 2012. Neritimorpha. In: McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology. McGraw-Hill, New York.

Zatoń, M., Y. Kano, M.A. Wilson & P. Filipiak. 2012. Unusual tubular fossils associated with microbial crusts from the Middle Jurassic of Poland: agglutinated polychaete worm tubes? Palaios, 27: 550–559. DOI: 10.2110/palo.2012.p12-013r

Kano, Y., S. Kimura, Y. Kimura & A. Warén. 2012. Living Monoplacophora: morphological conservatism or recent diversification? Zoologica Scripta, 41: 471–488. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2012.00550.x

Neusser, T.P., H. Fukuda, K.M. Jörger, Y. Kano & M. Schrödl. 2011. Sacoglossa or Acochlidia? 3D-reconstruction, molecular phylogeny and evolution of Aitengidae (Gastropoda, Heterobranchia). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77: 332–350. DOI:10.1093/mollus/eyr033

Kano, Y. 2011. Rivers and other freshwater habitats: Freshwater nerites. In: The Natural History of Santo (P. Bouchet, H. Le Guyader & O. Pascal, eds), p. 257–261. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Kano, Y. & T. Haga. 2011. Marine ecosystems: Sulfide rich environments. In: The Natural History of Santo (P. Bouchet, H. Le Guyader & O. Pascal, eds), p. 373–375. Muséum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris.

Sasaki, T., A. Warén, Y. Kano, T. Okutani, & K. Fujikura. 2010. Gastropods from Recent hot vents and cold seeps: systematics, diversity and life strategies. In: The Vent and Seep Biota, Topics in Geobiology, 33 (S. Kiel, ed.), p. 169–254. Springer Science & Business Media B.V., Dordrecht, Netherlands. DOI: 10.1007/978-90-481-9572-5_7

Kano, Y. & H. Fukumori. 2010. Predation on hardest molluscan eggs by confamilial snails (Neritidae) and its potential significance in egg-laying site selection. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 76: 360–366. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyq018

Jörger, K.M., I. Stöger, Y. Kano, H. Fukuda, T. Knebelsberger & M. Schrödl. 2010. On the origin of Acochlidia and other enigmatic euthyneuran gastropods as inferred from multigene markers. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 10: 323. DOI: 10.1186/1471-2148-10-323

Johnson, S.B., A. Warén, R. Lee, Y. Kano, A. Kaim, A. Davis, E.E. Strong & R.C. Vrijenhoek. 2010. Rubyspira, new genus and two new species of bone-eating deep-sea snails with ancient habits. Biological Bulletin, 219: 166–177. DOI: 10.1086/BBLv219n2p166

Kano, Y., E. Chikyu & A. Warén. 2009. Morphological, ecological and molecular characterization of the enigmatic planispiral snail genus Adeuomphalus (Vetigastropoda: Seguenzioidea). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 75: 397–418. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyp037

Kano, Y. 2009. Hitchhiking behaviour in the obligatory upstream migration of amphidromous snails. Biology Letters, 5: 465–468. DOI:10.1098/rsbl.2009.0191


Heß, M., F. Beck, H. Gensler, Y. Kano, S. Kiel & G. Haszprunar. 2008. Microanatomy, shell structure, and molecular phylogeny of Leptogyra, Xyleptogyra and Leptogyropsis (Gastropoda, Neomphalida, Melanodrymiidae) from sunken wood. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 74: 383–401. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyn030

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2008. Diversity and distributions of the submarine-cave Neritiliidae in the Indo-Pacific (Gastropoda: Neritimorpha). Organisms, Diversity & Evolution, 8: 22–43. DOI: 10.1016/j.ode.2006.09.003

Kano, Y. 2008. Vetigastropod phylogeny and a new concept of Seguenzioidea: Independent evolution of copulatory organs in the deep-sea habitats. Zoologica Scripta, 37: 1–21. DOI: 10.1111/j.1463-6409.2007.00316.x

Nakamura, K., Y. Kano, N. Suzuki, T. Namatame & A. Kosaku. 2007. 18S rRNA phylogeny of sea spiders with emphasis on the position of Rhynchothoracidae. Marine Biology, 153: 213–223. DOI: 10.1007/s00227-007-0803-0

Kano, Y. 2006. Usefulness of the opercular nucleus for inferring early development in neritimorph gastropods. Journal of Morphology, 267: 1120–1136. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.10458/

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2004. Genetic exchange between anchialine-cave populations by means of larval dispersal: the case of a new gastropod species Neritilia cavernicola. Zoologica Scripta, 33: 423–437. DOI: 10.1111/j.0300-3256.2004.00159.x

Kano, Y., T. Kase & H. Kubo. 2003. The unique interstitial habitat of a new neritiliid gastropod, Neritilia littoralis. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 83: 835–840. DOI: 10.1017/S0025315403007860h

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2003. Systematics of the Neritilia rubida complex (Gastropoda: Neritiliidae): three amphidromous species with overlapping distributions in the Indo-Pacific. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 69: 273–284. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/69.3.273

Kano, Y., S. Chiba & T. Kase. 2002. Major adaptive radiation in neritopsine gastropods estimated from 28S rRNA sequences and fossil records. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London, Biological Sciences, 269: 2457–2465. DOI: 10.1098/rspb.2002.2178

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2002. Anatomy and systematics of the submarine-cave gastropod Pisulina (Neritopsina, Neritiliidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 68: 365–384. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/68.4.365

Kase, T. & Y. Kano. 2002. Trogloconcha, a new genus of larocheine Scissurellidae (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda) from the tropical Indo-Pacific submarine caves. Veliger, 45: 25–32.

Kano, Y., M. Sasaki & H. Ishikawa. 2001. Neritilia mimotoi, a new neritiliid species from an anchialine lake and estuaries in southwestern Japan. Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 60: 129–140.

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2001. Reallocation of Teinostoma (Calceolata) pusillum (Adams, 1850) to the genus Neritilia (Neritopsina: Neritiliidae). Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 60: 1–6.

Kano, Y. and 17 other authors. 2001. Distributions and seasonal maturation of the alien slug Lehmannia valentiana (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Limacidae) in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. The Yuriyagai, 8: 1–13.

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2000b. Taxonomic revision of Pisulina (Gastropoda: Neritopsina) from submarine caves in the tropical Indo-Pacific. Paleontological Research, 4: 107–129. DOI: 10.2517/prpsj.4.107

Kano, Y. & T. Kase. 2000a. Pisulinella miocenica, a new genus and species of Miocene Neritiliidae (Gastropoda: Neritopsina) from Eniwetok Atoll, Marshall Islands. Paleontological Research, 4: 69–74. DOI: 10.2517/prpsj.4.69

Kase, T. & Y. Kano. 1999. A bizarre gastropod Pluviostilla palauensis gen. et sp. nov. from a submarine cave of Palau, possibly with neritopsine affinity. Venus, The Japanese Journal of Malacology, 58: 1–8.

Kano, Y. 1996. A revision of the species previously known as Hawaiia minuscula in Japan and the discovery of the Helicodiscidae, the family new to Japan. The Yuriyagai, 4: 39–59.