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Okinawa Churashima RESEARCH CENTER

Research on marine organisms

Research staff profile

Rui Matsumoto

Rui Matsumoto

Area of expertise Biology of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks and rays)
Research content Growth and reproduction of chondrichthyan fishes
Whale shark migration
Systematis of chondrichthyan fishes (sharks and rays) based on comparative anatomy

Background

  • 2001 - Bachelor of Agriculture, Kindai University, Japan
  • 2003 - Master of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 2007 - Doctor of Fisheries Sciences, Hokkaido University, Japan
  • 2007 - Previous employment at JS Corporation, inc.
  • 2009 - Current post at the Okinawa Churashima Foundation (Okinawa Churaumi Aquarium)
  • 2017 - Additional post at the Okinawa Churashima Research Center

Essays, Reports

  • Matsumoto R, Uchida S, Toda M, Nakaya K (2006) Records of the bull shark, Carcharhinus leucas, from marine and freshwater areas in Japan. Japanese journal of ichthyology, 53(2): 181-187
  • Nakagawa M, Matsumoto R, Suzuki T (2008) Seasonal changes in the populations of two prawn (Palaemonidae) species and reduction of the population size with increase of invasive alien fish species in Katada Naiko,Lake Biwa. Bulletin of Kansai Organization for Nature Conservation, 30(1): 35-43
  • Nakagawa M, Matsumoto R, Suzuki T (2008) Exterminating method of alien fishes in irrigation canals by drainboards and bamboo blinds. Fukui Freshwater Biology, 20 (1)
  • Nakaya K, Matsumoto R, Suda K (2008) Feeding strategy of the megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios (Lamniformes: Megachasmidae). Journal of Fish Biology, 73 (1): 17-34
  • Sawamoto S, Matsumoto R (2012) Stomach contents of a megamouth shark Megachasma pelagios from the Kuroshio Extension: evidence for feeding on a euphausiid swarm. Plankton Benthos Research, 7(4): 203–206, 2012
  • Nozu R, Murakumo K, Matsumoto R, Nakamura M, Ueda K, Sato K (2015) Gonadal morphology, histology, and endocrinological characteristics of immature female whale sharks, Rhincodon typus. Zoological Science, 32: 455-458

Awards received

  • 2010 - Shidei Tsunahide Award of Kansai Organization for Nature Conservation

Affiliated academic society

  • The Ichthyological Society of Japan

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