Yasunori Kano, publication list


Takano, T., Y. Kano, T. Mogi & M. Okanishi. 2023. Fusceulimoides kohtsukai gen. et sp. nov., a minute eulimid gastropod parasitic on the little brittle star Ophiactis savignyi in central Japan. Zoological Science, in press.

Uribe, J.E., V.L. González, I. Irisarri, Y. Kano, D.G. Herbert, E.E. Strong & M.G. Harasewych. 2022. A phylogenomic backbone for gastropod molluscs. Systematic Biology, 71: 1271–1280. DOI: 10.1093/sysbio/syac045

Takano, T., A. Warén & Y. Kano. 2022. Phylogenetic position of the deep-sea snail family Haloceratidae and advanced insights into caenogastropod relationships. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 88: eyac012. DOI: 10.1093/mollus/eyac012

Hsin, L., N. Puillandre, Y. Kano, W.-J. Chen & S. Samadi. 2022. Biodiversity and phylogeny of Cocculinidae (Gastropoda: Cocculinida) in the Indo-West Pacific. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 196: 366–392. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlac023

Kantor, Y.I., A.E. Fedosov, A.R. Kosyan, N. Puillandre, P. Sorokin, Y. Kano, R. Clark & P. Bouchet, 2022. Molecular phylogeny and revised classification of the Buccinoidea (Neogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 194: 789–857. DOI: 10.1093/zoolinnean/zlab031

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: 66–75. DOI: 10.3800/pbr.17.66

Siegwald, J., T.R. Oskars, Y. Kano & M.A.E. Malaquias. 2022. A global phylogeny of the deep-sea gastropod family Scaphandridae (Heterobranchia: Cephalaspidea): Redefinition and generic classification. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 169: 107415. DOI: 10.1016/j.ympev.2022.107415

Takano, T., S. Tsuzuki & Y. Kano. 2022. Description of a second species of the eulimid genus Concavibalcis (Gastropoda: Vanikoroidea). Zootaxa, 5093: 397–400. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.5093.3.8

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: 21016. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-021-99172-5

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.