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"Asano, Shiro"

Asano, Shiro: SEE ALSO Aketa et al., 2001, 2003; Kataoka & Asano, 1980, 1981, 1990; Marshall et al., 2003; Nishimura et al., 1981; Wakai et al., 2002. (detail)
Asano, Shiro; Mori, Takuya; Shibata, T.; Kitamura, S.; Sekido, M.; Yamamoto, K.; Kataoka, Teruo (detail)
Keeping a dugong, Dugong dugon, at Toba Aquarium.
Jour. Jap. Assoc. Zool. Gardens & Aquariums 20(4): 78-85. 3 tabs. 10 figs.
–In Japanese; Engl. summ.
Kataoka, Teruo; Asano, Shiro (detail)
A brief note on the dugong Dugong dugon at the Toba Aquarium.
Internatl. Zoo Yearbk. 20: 269-270. 1 fig.
–Describes the captive conditions, growth, diet, feeding and other behavior of a young female Philippine dugong. See also Kataoka & Asano (1981).
Kataoka, Teruo; Asano, Shiro (detail)
On the keeping of dugong (Dugong dugon) in Toba Aquarium. In: H. Marsh (ed.), The dugong. Proceedings of a seminar/workshop held at James Cook University of North Queensland 8-13 May 1979 (q.v.).
[Townsville (Australia)], James Cook Univ. (vii + 400): 199-203. 4 tabs. 1 fig.
–A slightly more detailed version of Kataoka & Asano (1980), with a graph of food intake and tables showing the chemical composition of the diet used at Toba, the amounts of food consumed per day by various captive dugongs, and additional growth data on the Toba specimen.
Nishimura, H.; Asano, Shiro; Sekido, M.; Kitamura, S.; Kataoka, Teruo (detail)
On the Mermaid Hall, new keeping pool of dugong, and its control system at Toba Aquarium.
Jour. Jap. Assoc. Zool. Gardens & Aquariums 23(4): 107-111.
Kataoka, Teruo; Asano, Shiro (detail)
[The life of dugong.] In: N. Miyazaki & T. Kasuya (eds.), Biology of marine mammals.
Tokyo, Scientist Inc. (xi + 300): 206-217. 6 tabs. 9 figs.
–In Japanese.
Asano, Shiro (Ed.) (detail)
[Shizen Kinderbook Dugong.]
Shizen [Nature] (Tokyo, Froebel-kan Co., Ltd.) 22(8): 1-28. Illus. Nov. 1, 1993.
–In Japanese. Hard-bound book for kindergarten children, lavishly illustrated with color photos, mostly of the dugongs at the Toba Aquarium.
Aketa, Kana; Asano, Shiro; Wakai, Yoshihito; Kawamura, Akito (detail)
Apparent digestibility of eelgrass in dugongs (Dugong dugon).
Honyurui Kagaku (Mammalian Science) 41(1): 23-34. 6 tabs. June 30, 2001.
–In Japanese; Engl. summ. Engl. version: Aketa et al., 2003.
Wakai, Yoshihito; Hasegawa, Kazuhiro; Sakamoto, Shinji; Asano, Shiro; Watanabe, Gen; Taya, Kazuyoshi (detail)
Annual changes of urinary progesterone and estradiol 17β of the dugong (Dugong dugon) in captivity.
Zoological Science (Tokyo) 19(6): 679-682. June 2002.
Aketa, Kana; Asano, Shiro; Wakai, Yoshihito; Kawamura, Akito (detail)
Apparent digestibility of eelgrass Zostera marina by captive dugongs Dugong dugon in relation to the nutritional content of eelgrass and dugong feeding parameters.
Mammal Study (Mammalogical Society of Japan) 28(1): 23-30. June, 2003.
Marshall, Christopher D.; Maeda, Hiroshi; Iwata, Matsumitsu; Furuta, Masami; Asano, Shiro; Rosas, Fernando César Weber; Reep, Roger Lyons (detail)
Orofacial morphology and feeding behaviour of the dugong, Amazonian, West African, and Antillean manatees (Mammalia: Sirenia): functional morphology of the muscular-vibrissal complex.
Jour. Zool. 259(3): 245-260. 2 tabs. 7 figs. Mar. 2003.
Goto, Masakazu; Ito, Chisato; Yahaya, Mohammed Sani; Wakamura, K.; Asano, Shiro; Wakai, Yoshihito; Oka, Yukari; Furuta, Masami; Kataoka, Teruo (detail)
Effects of age, body size and season on food consumption and digestion of captive dugongs (Dugong dugon).
Mar. Fresh. Behav. Physiol. 37(2): 89-97. June 2004.
Goto, Masakazu; Ito, Chisato; Yahaya, Mohammed Sani; Wakai, Yoshihito; Asano, Shiro; Oka, Yukari; Ogawa, Satoru; Furuta, Masami; Kataoka, Teruo (detail)
Characteristics of microbial fermentation and potential digestibility of fiber in the hindgut of dugongs (Dugong dugon).
Mar. Freshw. Behav. Physiol. 37(2): 99-107. 3 tabs. 2 figs. June 2004.

Daryl P. Domning, Research Associate, Department of Paleobiology, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. 20560, and Laboratory of Evolutionary Biology, Department of Anatomy, College of Medicine, Howard University, Washington, D.C. 20059.
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