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Original Article
1. Habitat evaluation of Levantine viper (Macrovipera lebetina Linnaeus, 1758) in Haftad-Gholleh protected area, Markazi province, Iran

Amir Ansari

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 18 August 2019

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.110511.1075

Abstract
  Haftad-Gholleh protected area located in central plateau of Iran host one of the mountainous vipers, Levantine viper (Macrovipera lebetina) which can be regarded as west and northeastern subspecies. Habitat destruction and illegal live trapping to extract venom can be considered as some of the most important ...  Read More

Original Article
2. Catch Per Unit Area (CPUA) estimation and distribution pattern of grunts in Oman ‎Sea

Seyed Sahand Eisapoor; Afshin Mahmoodzadeh; Tooraj Valinasab

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 05 February 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2019.111806.1077

Abstract
  It is reported on the results of a trawls survey to assess the amount of catch Per Unit of Area (CPUA) and also to determine the distribution pattern of grunts of demersal fishes as one the most important and commercial fish species in the north of Oman Sea. The catch per unit area CPUA as the main index ...  Read More

Original Article
3. A phylogeographic survey of the house mouse in Iran, taxonomic and karyotypic inference from mitochondrial evidence

Farahnaz Molavi; Jamshid Darvish; farhang haddad; Maryam M. Matin

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 March 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.120568.1113

Abstract
  Recent studies have shown that the House Mouse (Mus musculus) has four subspecies in Iran. Although, these four subspecies have been recognized, the house mouse of east Iran showed high heterozygosity in various markers like allozymes, nuclear gene and mitochondrial gene sequences. Also, the taxonomy ...  Read More

Original Article
4. Anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and analgesic activities of ethanol extract of Carica papaya

Sobia Alyas

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.120874.1116

Abstract
  The aim of present study is to evaluate the anti-inflammatory, anti-pyretic ‎and analgesic activities of ethanol extract of Carica papaya L. on albino rats. ‎Plant of C. papaya L. is commonly used to treat ‎different diseases like fever, pain, and inflammation. A total of 144 albino rats ...  Read More

Original Article
5. Gillnet catch composition and biodiversity in Bushehr County, Persian Gulf, Iran

Mojtaba Pouladi; Seyed Yousef Paighambari; Russell Brian Millar; Manoochehr Babanezhad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 01 April 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.121476.1117

Abstract
  The main purpose of this study was to investigate gillnet catch composition and biodiversity caught by 130, 140, and 150 mm (STR) mesh sizes during the fishing season. This research was conducted in the fishing ground of Bushehr County located in the Persian Gulf from autumn 2018 to spring 2019. Overall, ...  Read More

Original Article
6. Population status, habitat suitability and threat assessment of Indian spiny-tailed lizard Saara hardwickii (Gray, 1827) in the Thar desert of Rajasthan

Mandeep Kaur; Manish Joshi; Kiranmay Sarma; Syed Asrafuzzaman; SanjayKeshari Das

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 07 April 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.122080.1120

Abstract
  In India, population of the Indian spiny-tailed lizard is extinct in many parts of its past distribution and currently the species is mainly confined to the desert areas of northwestern India. The present study was carried out from January 2014 to May 2017 in the Thar desert of Rajasthan (TDR) to know ...  Read More

Original Article
7. Population densities and conservation assessment of three threatened agamid species in Horton Plains National Park, Sri Lanka

EGDP Jayasekara; Dharshani Mahaulpatha; Lakshika Keerthirathna

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 26 April 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.118316.1115

Abstract
  Horton Plains National Park is home for three endemic and threatened agamid species in Sri Lanka; Ceratophora stoddartii, Cophotis ceylanica and Calotes nigrilabris. This study was conducted to estimate the population densities of these lizard species within HPNP in 2016 and 2017. Line transect surveys ...  Read More

Short communication
8. First Record of Pope's ponyfish Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932), (Osteichthyes: Leiognathidae) in the Syrian Marine Waters (Eastern Mediterranean)

Amir Ibrahim; Chirine Hussein; Firas Alshawy; Alaa Alcheikh Ahmad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 12 May 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.123579.1127

Abstract
  The eastern Mediterranean has received many alien fish species, mainly due to climate change and human activities. The Lessepsian species Equulites popei (Whitley, 1932) had been previously recorded in the northern and southern parts of the eastern Mediterranean. It was first classified as Equulites ...  Read More

Original Article
9. Habitat suitability of migratory and resident vultures: A case of Indian stronghold and species distribution model

Kaushalendra Kumar Jha; Radhika Jha

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 17 May 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.120246.1111

Abstract
  The vulture, an immensely invaluable service provider, has been reported to have plummeted to its lowest numbers in the recent past, causing serious concerns. Hence, a habitat study has become imperative for planning the conservation and recovery of this endangered species. Central India (Madhya Pradesh), ...  Read More

Original Article
10. An Evaluation on Interaction of Cetaceans with Fisheries in the seas around Turkey

Fethi BENGIL; Murat Ozaydinli; Elizabeth Bengil

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 19 May 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.124829.1131

Abstract
  Interaction between fisheries and cetacean species has been one of the challenging issues in marine biology for the last three decades. Even though there have been some attempts to regulate legislations or mitigation action for their by-catch in certain regions, the bilateral effects of this interaction ...  Read More

Scientific Report
11. A scientific report on Ephemeroptera of Jajrood River, Northern Iran

Jaleh Tahmasebi; siamak Yousefi Siahkalroudi; Neda Kheradpir

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 27 May 2020

http://dx.doi.org/10.22120/jwb.2020.124737.1130

Abstract
  Mayflies, order Ephemeroptera compose one of the main habitants of all the aqua systems around the world, which has valuable roles in several food chains. In this study, species diversity of Ephemeroptera in Jajrood River (Hajiabad, Saeidabad, and Khojir areas), eastern Tehran Province, was studied through ...  Read More