Two endangered snail species endemic to the Ryukyu Archipelago have been found to be naturally infected with the parasitic mite Riccardoella reaumuri, according to research conducted by Tsukasa Waki, Lecturer at Toho University, Faculty of Science, Yuichi Kameda, Special Researcher at the National Museum of Nature and Science, Takahiro Hirano, Assistant Professor at Tohoku University, and Satoshi Shimano, Professor at Hosei University. The paper was published in the Biological Magazine Okinawa in March.
We had a chance to hear about Dr. Waki’s research. The outline of his research is as follows.
For questions, contact Dr. Tsukasa Waki
Faculty of Science, Toho University