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Image of Cerithium koperbergi, Gastropod

Cerithium koperbergi Schepman 1907, from Panglao Island, Philippines


Ellen E. StrongResearch Zoologist

Strong, Ellen E. and Bouchet, Philippe 2018. A rare and unusual new bittiine genus with two new species from the South Pacific (Cerithiidae, Gastropoda). Zookeys, 758: 1-18. doi:10.3897/zookeys.758.25100

Cowie, Robert H., Hayes, K. A., Strong, Ellen E. and Thiengo, S. C. 2017. Biology and management of invasive apple snails. In: Non-native Apple Snails: Systematics, distribution, Invasion History and Reasons for Introduction. Maligaya, Nueva Ecija: Philippine Rice Research Institute (PhilRice),() pp.3-32.

Bouchet, Philippe, Rocroi, Jean-Pierre, Hausdorf, Bernhard, Kaim, Andrzej, Kano, Yasunori, Nützel, Alexander, Parkhaev, Pavel, Schrödl, Michael and Strong, Ellen E. 2017. Revised Classification, Nomenclator and Typification of Gastropod and Monoplacophoran Families. Malacologia, 61(1-2): 1-526. doi:10.4002/040.061.0201

Combosch, David J., Collins, Timothy M., Glover, Emily A., Graf, Daniel L., Harper, Elizabeth M., Healy, John M., Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Lemer, Sarah, McIntyre, Erin, Strong, Ellen E., Taylor, John D., Zardus, John D., Mikkelsen, Paula M., Giribet, Gonzalo and Bieler, Rü 2017. A family-level Tree of Life for bivalves based on a Sanger-sequencing approach. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 107: 191-208. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2016.11.003

Yeung, Norine W., Cowie, Robert H., Hayes, Kenneth A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2017. Type Specimens of Hawaiian Land Snails in the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, with Lectotype Designations. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 647: iv-34. doi:10.5479/si.1943-6696.647

Van Bocxlaer, Bert, Strong, Ellen E., Richter, Romy, Stelbrink, Björn and Von Rintelen, Thomas 2017. Anatomical and genetic data reveal that Rivularia Heude, 1890 belongs to Viviparinae (Gastropoda: Viviparidae). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 182(1): 1-23. doi:10.1093/zoolinnean/zlx014

Strong, Ellen E., Galindo, Lee Ann and Kantor, Yuri I. 2017. Quid est Clea helena? Evidence for a previously unrecognized radiation of assassin snails (Gastropoda: Buccinoidea: Nassariidae). PeerJ, 5 doi:10.7717/peerj.3638

Whelan, Nathan V., Johnson, Paul D., Garner, Jeffrey T. and Strong, Ellen E. 2017. On the identity of Leptoxis taeniata - a misapplied name for the threatened Painted Rocksnail (Cerithioidea, Pleuroceridae). Zookeys, 697: 21-36. doi:10.3897/zookeys.697.14060

Cowie, Robert H., Strong, Ellen E., Rosenberg, Gary and Hayes, Kenneth A. 2016. Types of Ampullariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 165(1): 175-194. doi:10.1635/053.165.0110

Vogler, Roberto E., Beltramino, Ariel A., Strong, Ellen E., Rumi, Alejandra and Peso, Juana G. 2016. Insights into the Evolutionary History of an Extinct South American Freshwater Snail Based on Historical DNA. PLOS ONE, 11(12): 1-16. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0169191

Strong, Ellen E. and Van Bocxlaer, B. 2016. Anatomy, functional morphology, evolutionary ecology and systematics of the invasive gastropod Cipangopaludina japonica (Viviparidae: Bellamyinae). Contributions to Zoology, 85: 235-263.

Neusser, Timea P., Jörger, Katharina M., Lodde-Bensch, Eva, Strong, Ellen E. and Schrödl, Michael 2016. The unique deep sea-land connection: interactive 3D visualization and molecular phylogeny of Bathyhedyle boucheti n. sp. (Bathyhedylidae n. fam.)-the first panpulmonate slug from bathyal zones. PeerJ, 4 doi:10.7717/peerj.2738

Whelan, Nathan V. and Strong, Ellen E. 2016. Morphology, molecules and taxonomy: extreme incongruence in pleurocerids (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea, Pleuroceridae). Zoologica Scripta, 45(1): 62-87. doi:10.1111/zsc.12139

Li, Jingchun, Foighil, Diarmaid Ó. and Strong, Ellen E. 2016. Commensal associations and benthic habitats shape macroevolution of the bivalve clade Galeommatoidea. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences, 283(1834) doi:10.1098/rspb.2016.1006

Cowie, Robert H., Hayes, Kenneth A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2015. Types of Ampullariidae (Mollusca: Gastropoda) in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, with Lectotype Designations. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 645: 2-13. doi:10.5479/si.1943-6696.645

Strong, Ellen E. and Bouchet, P. 2015. Case 3690: Alabina Dall, 1902 (Gastropoda, CERITHIOIDEA): proposed designation of the type species. The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature, 72(3): 196-200.

Vogler, Roberto E., Beltramino, Ariel A., Strong, Ellen E., Peso, Juana G. and Rumi, Alejandra 2015. A phylogeographical perspective on the ex situ conservation of Aylacostoma (Thiaridae, Gastropoda) from the High Paraná River (Argentina-Paraguay). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 174(3): 487-499. doi:10.1111/zoj.12250

Hayes, Kenneth A., Burks, Romi L., Castro-Vazquez, Alfredo, Darby, Philip C., Heras, Horacio, Martín, Pablo R., Qiu, Jian-Wen, Thiengo, Silvana C., Vega, Israel A., Wada, Takashi, Yusa, Yoichi, Burela, Silvana, Cadierno, M. P., Cueto, Juan A., Dellagnola, Federico A., Dreon, Marcos S., Frassa, M. V., Giraud-Billoud, Maximiliano, Godoy, Martín S., Ituarte, Santiago, Koch, Eduardo, Matsukura, Keiichiro, Pasquevich, M. Y., Rodriguez, Cristian, Saveanu, Lucía, et al 2015. Insights from an Integrated View of the Biology of Apple Snails (Caenogastropoda: Ampullariidae). Malacologia, 58(1-2): 245-302. doi:10.4002/040.058.0209

Herrera, Nathanael D., ter Poorten, Jan Johan, Bieler, Rü, Mikkelsen, Paula M., Strong, Ellen E., Jablonski, David and Steppan, Scott J. 2015. Molecular phylogenetics and historical biogeography amid shifting continents in the cockles and giant clams (Bivalvia: Cardiidae). Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 93: 94-106. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2015.07.013

Galindo, L. A., Puillandre, N., Strong, Ellen E. and Bouchet, P. 2014. Using microwaves to prepare gastropods for DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources, 14(4): 700-705. doi:10.1111/1755-0998.12231

Bieler, Ruediger, Mikkelsen, Paula M., Collins, Timothy M., Glover, Emily A., Gonzalez, Vanessa L., Graf, Daniel L., Harper, Elizabeth M., Healy, John, Kawauchi, Gisele Y., Sharma, Prashant P., Staubach, Sid, Strong, Ellen E., Taylor, John D., Temkin, Ilya, Zardus, John D., Clark, Stephanie, Guzman, Alejandra, McIntyre, Erin, Sharp, Paul and Giribet, Gonzalo 2014. Investigating the Bivalve Tree of Life - an exemplar-based approach combining molecular and novel morphological characters. Invertebrate Systematics, 28(1): 32-115. doi:10.1071/IS13010

Whelan, Nathan V. and Strong, Ellen E. 2014. Seasonal reproductive anatomy and sperm storage in pleurocerid gastropods (Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae). Canadian Journal of Zoology, 92(12): 989-995. doi:10.1139/cjz-2014-0165

Johnson, Paul D., Bogan, Arthur E., Brown, Kenneth M., Burkhead, Noel M., Cordeiro, James R., Garner, Jeffrey T., Hartfield, Paul D., Lepitzki, Dwayne A. W., Mackie, Gerry L., Pip, Eva, Tarpley, Thomas A., Tiemann, Jeremy S., Whelan, Nathan V. and Strong, Ellen E. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries, 38(6): 247-282. doi:10.1080/03632415.2013.785396

Tëmkin, Ilya and Strong, Ellen E. 2013. New Insights on Stomach Anatomy of Carnivorous Bivalves. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 79(4): 332-339. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyt031

Strong, Ellen E. and Bouchet, Philippe 2013. Cryptic yet colorful: anatomy and relationships of a new genus of Cerithiidae (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea) from coral reef drop-offs. Invertebrate Biology, 132(4): 326-351. doi:10.1111/ivb.12031

Schloeder, Carmen, Canning-Clode, João, Saltonstall, Kristin, Strong, Ellen E., Ruiz, Gregory M. and Torchin, Mark E. 2013. The Pacific bivalve Anomia peruviana in the Atlantic: a recent invasion across the Panama Canal?. Aquatic Invasions, 8(4): 443-448. doi:10.3391/ai.2013.8.4.08

Hayes, Kenneth A., Cowie, Robert H., Thiengo, Silvana C. and Strong, Ellen E. 2012. Comparing apples with apples: clarifying the identities of two highly invasive Neotropical Ampullariidae (Caenogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 166(4): 723-753. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2012.00867.x

Kantor, Yuri I., Strong, Ellen E. and Puillandre, Nicolas 2012. A new lineage of conoidea (gastropoda: neogastropoda) revealed by morphological and molecular data. Journal of Molluscan Studies, 78(3): 246-255. doi:10.1093/mollus/eys007

Strong, Ellen E., Colgan, Donald J., Healy, John M., Lydeard, Charles, Ponder, Winston F. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2011. Phylogeny of the gastropod superfamily Cerithioidea using morphology and molecules. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162(1): 43-89. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00670.x

Strong, Ellen E. 2011. More than a gut feeling: utility of midgut anatomy in phylogeny of the Cerithioidea (Mollusca: Caenogastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 162(3): 585-630. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2010.00687.x

Churchill, Celia K. C., Foighil, Diarmaid Ó., Strong, Ellen E. and Gittenberger, Adriaan 2011. Correspondence: Females floated first in bubble-rafting snails. Current Biology, 21(19): R802-R803. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2011.08.011

Churchill, Celia K. C., Strong, Ellen E. and Ó Foighil, Diarmaid 2011. Hitchhiking juveniles in the rare neustonic gastropod Recluzia cf. jehennei ( Janthinidae). Journal of Molluscan Studies, 77(4): 441-444. doi:10.1093/mollus/eyr020

Gomez, Maria I., Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2011. Redescription and Anatomy of the Viviparous Freshwater Gastropod Hemisinus lineolatus (W. Wood, 1828) from Jamaica (Cerithioidea, Thiaridae). Malacologia, 53(2): 229-250. doi:10.4002/040.053.0203

Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2010. Anatomy of the Tiphobiini from Lake Tanganyika (Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Malacologia, 52(1): 115-153. doi:10.4002/040.052.0108

Reynolds, Kyle C., Watanabe, Hiromi, Strong, Ellen E., Sasaki, Takenori, Uematsu, Katsuyuki, Miyake, Hiroshi, Kojima, Shigeaki, Suzuki, Yohey, Fujikura, Katsunori, Kim, Stacy and Young, Craig M. 2010. New Molluscan Larval Form: Brooding and Development in a Hydrothermal Vent Gastropod, Ifremeria nautilei (Provannidae). Biological Bulletin, 219(1): 7-11.

Lieb, Bernhard, Gebauer, Wolfgang, Christos, Gatsogiannism, Depoix, Frank, Hellmann, Nadja, Harasewych, M. G., Strong, Ellen E. and Markl, Jü 2010. Molluscan mega-hemocyanin: an ancient oxygen carrier tuned by a 500 kDa polypeptide. Frontiers in Zoology, 7(14): 1-13.

Bouchet, Philippe and Strong, Ellen E. 2010. Historical name-bearing types in marine molluscs: an impediment to biodiversity studies?. In: Polaszek, Andrew, Systema Naturae 250 - The Linnaean Ark. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, pp.61-72.

Johnson, S. B., Waren, A., Lee, R. W., Kano, Y., Kaim, A., Davis, A., Strong, Ellen E. and Vrijenhoek, R. C. 2010. Rubyspira, New Genus and Two New Species of Bone-Eating Deep-Sea Snails With Ancient Habits. Biological Bulletin, 219(2): 166-177.

Puillandre, N., Strong, Ellen E., Bouchet, Philippe, Boisselier, M. -C, Couloux, A. and Samadi, S. 2009. Identifying gastropod spawn from DNA barcodes: possible but not yet practicable. Molecular Ecology Resources, 9(5): 1311-1321. doi:10.1111/j.1755-0998.2009.02576.x

Strong, Ellen E. and Koehler, Frank 2009. Morphological and molecular analysis of 'Melania' jacqueti Dautzenberg and Fischer, 1906: from anonymous orphan to critical basal offshoot of the Semisulcospiridae (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea). Zoologica Scripta, 38(5): 483-502. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00385.x

Strong, Ellen E., Gargominy, O., Ponder, W. F. and Bouchet, Philippe 2008. Global diversity of gastropods (Gastropoda; Mollusca) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia, 595: 149-166.

Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, Matthias 2008. Anatomy and systematics of the minute syrnolopsine gastropods from Lake Tanganyika (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Acta Zoologica, 89(4): 289-310. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6395.2007.00318.x

Ponder, W. F., Colgan, Donald J., Healy, J., Nützel, A., Simone, L. R. L. and Strong, Ellen E. 2008. Caenogastropod Phylogeny. In: Ponder, W. F. and Lindberg, D. L., Molluscan Phylogeny. Berkeley: U. California Press, pp.331-383.

Glaubrecht, M. and Strong, Ellen E. 2007. Ancestry to an endemic radiation in Lake Tanganyika? Evolution of the viviparous gastropod Potadomoides Leloup, 1953 in the Congo River system (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, 92(2): 367-401. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8312.2007.00867.x

Strong, Ellen E. and Frest, T. J. 2007. On the anatomy and systematics of Juga from western North America (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae). Nautilus, 121(2): 43-65.

Boxshall, G. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2006. An extraordinary shift in life habit within a genus of cyclopid copepods in Lake Tanganyika. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 146(2): 275-286. doi:10.1111/j.1096-3642.2006.00206.x

Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, M. 2006. The morphology and independent origin of ovoviviparity in Tiphobia and Lavigeria (Caenogastropoda : cerithioidea : paludomidae) from Lake Tanganyika. Organisms Diversity & Evolution, 7(2): 81-105. doi:10.1016/j.ode.2006.02.003

Strong, Ellen E. 2005. A morphological reanalysis of Pleurocera acuta Rafinesque, 1831 and Elimia livescens (Menke, 1830) (Gastropoda: Cerithioidea: Pleuroceridae). Nautilus, 119(4): 119-132.

Strong, Ellen E. and Lydeard, Charles 2004. Phylogeny and classification of North American freshwater gastropods. In: Perez, K. E., Clark, S. A. and Lydeard, Charles, Showing your Shells. A Primer to Freshwater Gastropod Identification. Freshwater Mollusk Conservation Society, pp.6-12.

Lydeard, Charles, Cowie, Robert H., Bogan, A. E., Bouchet, Philippe, Cummings, K. S., Frest, T. J., Herbert, D. G., Hershler, Robert, Gargominy, O., Perez, K., Ponder, W. F., Roth, B., Seddon, M., Strong, Ellen E. and Thompson, F. G. 2004. The Global Decline of Nonmarine Mollusks. Bioscience, 54: 321-330.

Glaubrecht, M. and Strong, Ellen E. 2004. Spermatophores of thalassoid gastropods (Paludomidae) in Lake Tanganyika, East Africa, with a survey of their occurrence in Cerithioidea: functional and phylogenetic implications. Invertebrate Biology, 123(3): 218-236.

Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, M. 2003. Anatomy and systematic affinity of Stanleya neritinoides (Smith, 1880), an enigmatic member of the thalassoid gastropod fauna from Lake Tanganyika, East Africa (Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Acta Zoologica, 84: 249-265.

Rigby, J. K., Hanger, R. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2003. Lower Permian sponges from the Coyote Butte Formation, Grindstone Terrane, Crook County Oregon. Brigham Young University Geology Studies, 47: 125-132.

Strong, Ellen E., Harasewych, M. G. and Haszprunar, G. 2003. Phylogeny of the Cocculinoidea (Mollusca, Gastropoda). Invertebrate Biology, 122: 114-125.

Strong, Ellen E. 2003. Refining molluscan characters: morphology, character coding and the phylogeny of the Caenogastropoda (Gastropoda). Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 137: 447-554.

Strong, Ellen E. and Glaubrecht, M. 2002. Evidence for convergent evolution of brooding in a unique gastropod from Lake Tanganyika: anatomy and affinity of Tanganyicia rufofilosa (Smith, 1880) (Caenogastropoda, Cerithioidea, Paludomidae). Zoologica Scripta, 31: 167-184.

Hahn, G., Hahn, R., Hanger, R. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2000. Lower Permian trilobites from Oregon, USA. Geologica et Paleontologica, 34: 125-135.

Hanger, R. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 2000. Phylogeny of the Anopliidae. Historical Biology, 14: 1-14.

Hanger, R. A., Hoare, R. D. and Strong, Ellen E. 2000. Permian Polyplacophora, Rostroconchia and Problematica from central Oregon. Journal of Paleontology, 74: 192-198.

Yancey, T. E., Strong, Ellen E. and Hanger, R. A. 2000. The Genus Vesperispira (Gastropoda: Pleurotomarioidea) from the Permian of two displaced terranes, Western United States. Journal of Paleontology, 74: 741-744.

Allard, M. W., Kearney, M., Kivimaki, K. Lindholm, Meisner, A. Downing and Strong, Ellen E. 1999. The Random Cladist: A review of the software package RANDOM CLADISTICS. Cladistics, 15: 183-189.

Strong, Ellen E. and Lipscomb, D. 1999. Character coding and inapplicable data. Cladistics, 15: 363-371.

Strong, Ellen E. and Harasewych, M. G. 1999. The anatomy of the hadal limpet Macleaniella moskalevi (Gastropoda: Cocculinoidea). Invertebrate Biology, 118(2): 137-148.

Hanger, R. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 1998. Actaeonina permiana, n. sp. from the Permian Coyotes Butte Formation, Central Oregon. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 111: 795-798.

Hanger, R. A. and Strong, Ellen E. 1998. Helicoprion nevadensis (Wheeler, 1939) from the Pennsylvanian - Permian Antler Peak Limestone, Lander County, Nevada (Pisces: Selachii: Helicoprionidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 111: 531-534.

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