Faculty list

Dr. Ming-Shiou Jeng

Research Fellow
PhD – National Taiwan University, 1991
Research Fields
crab, coral reef
Major Research Achievements (2013-2017)
  • The first stage zoea ond megalopa of the hydrothermal vent crab Xenograpsus testudinatus, are described, figured, and compared with a typical varunid, Brachynotus sexdentatus, A new family may need to established to accommodate Xenograpsus within the Grapsoidea. (2) Evidence supports the conclusion that soft corals of Sinularia are reef-building corals.
Research Interests
  • Crustacean taxonomy, ecology and evolution
  • Reef-building soft corals
  • Conservation biology
    Ongoing projects
    • The timing and behavior of larval release on land crab (NSC grant)
    • Assessment of current biodiversity of benthic invertebrates and conservation in Taiwan (NSC grant)
    • Biodiversity: Phylogeography of the trapezoid crabs, obligate symbionts of reef corals in the west Pacific (IZAS grant)
    • Biodiversity and coevolution of gobies and snapping shrimps in the west Pacific (IZAS grant)
      Publications (2009-2017)
      1. Chan, T.Y., C.C. Lin and M.S. Jeng*, 2016, “Occurrence of the rare lobster Palinustus unicornutus Berry , 1979(Decapoda : Palinuridae) in Taiwan.”, CRUSTACEANA, 89(13), 1501-1507. (SCI) (IF: 0.664; SCI ranking: 80.8%)
      2. Hu M.Y., Y.J. Guh,Y.T.Shao,P.L. Kuan,G.L. Chen,M.S. Jeng,J.R. Lee,, 2016, “Strong Ion Regulatory Abilities Enable the Crab Xenograpsus testudinatus to Inhabit Highly Acidified Marine Vent Systems.”, Frontiers in Physiology, 7(14), 1-11. (SCI) (IF: 4.031; SCI ranking: 16.9%)
      3. Tu T.H., C. F. Dai, and M. S. Jeng*, 2016, “Taxonomic Revision of Corallidae with descriptions of new species from New Caledonia and Hawaii Archipelago”, MARINE BIOLOGY RESEARCH, 12(10), 1003-1038. (SCI) (IF: 1.649; SCI ranking: 46.2%,58%)
      4. Jeng, M.S. and Y.W. Chiu, 2015, “An Ecological Investigation on the Surrounding Waters of Shoushan National Nature Park.”, Journal of National Park, 25(1), 1-16. (Others)
      5. Tu, T.H., Alvaro Altuna and M. S. Jeng, 2015, “Coralliidae (Anthozoa:Octocorallia) from the INDEMARES 2010 expedition to north and northwest Spain (northeast Atlantic), with delimit of a new species through both morphological and molecular approaches.”, ZOOTAXA, 3926(3), 301-328. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      6. Tu T.H., C. F. Dai, and M. S. Jeng*, 2015, “Phylogeny and systematics of deep-sea precious corals (Anthozoa:Corallidae).”, MOLECULAR PHYLOGENETICS AND EVOLUTION, 84, 173-184. (SCI) (IF: 3.792; SCI ranking: 27.7%,28.3%,29.1%)
      7. Jeng, M.S. Colin KC. Wen and J.P. Chen, 2015, “Success in the smallest marine reserve of Taiwan: A triumph anchored by effective enforcement, stakeholder support, and replenishment.”, International News and Analysis on Marine Protected Areas, 16(6), 7. (Others)
      8. Benayahu Y., L. P. van Ofwegen, C.F. Dai, M.S. Jeng, K. Soong, A. Shlagman, H. J. Hsieh,and C. S. McFadden, 2012, “Diversity, distribution and molecular systematics of octocorals (Coelenterata: Anthozoa) on Penghu archipelago, Taiwan.”, Zoological Studies, 51(8), 1529-1548. (SCI) (IF: 0.885; SCI ranking: 56.5%)
      9. Hu Marian Y.A., W. Hagen, M.S. Jeng, and R. Saborowski, 2012, “Metabolic energy demand and food utilization of the hydrothermal vent crab Xenograpsus tcstudinatus (Crustacea: Brachyura). ”, Aquatic Biology, 15(1), 11-25. (SCI) (IF: 1.265; SCI ranking: 56.7%)
      10. Tu T.H., C. F. Dai, and M. S. Jeng*, 2012, “Precious corals (Octocorallia: Cora llidae) from the northern west pacific region with description of two New Species.”, Zootaxa, 3395, 1-17. (SCI) (IF: 0.994; SCI ranking: 49.7%)
      11. M.S. Jeng , H.D. Huang, C.F. Dai, Y.C. Hsiao, Y. Benayahu, 2011, “Sclerite calcification and reef-building in the fleshy octocoral genus Sinularia (Octocorallia: Alcyonacea)”, Coral Reefs, 30(4), 925-933. (SCI) (IF: 3; SCI ranking: 8.7%)
      12. Lai, J. C. Y., S. T. Ahyong, "M. S. Jeng" , P. K. Ng, 2009, “Are coral-dwelling crabs monophyletic? A phylogeny of the Trapezioidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura).”, Invertebrate Systematics, 23, 402-408. (SCI) (IF: 2.155; SCI ranking: 63%,13%)
      13. Tu, T. H., B. Chan, and M. S. Jeng*, 2009, “Larval development and sex ratio variation of Polyascus plana (Cirripedia: Rhizocephala), parasite of the crab Grapsus albolineatus in Taiwan.”, Bulletin of Marine Science, 84(3),331-349. (SCI) (IF: 1.856; SCI ranking: 39.4%,39.3%)