TANABE Tsutomu

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TANABE Tsutomu
Kumamoto University
Job title
Doctor of Science(Kumamoto University)

Research Areas


Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2018
Professor, Faculty of Advanced Science and Technology, Kumamoto University
Apr 2012
Mar 2018
Professor, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
Jan 2006
Mar 2012
Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University
 Professor, ,Faculty of Education,Kumamoto University
 Associate Professor,


Graduate School, Division of Natural Science, Kagoshima University
Faculty of Science, Kagoshima University

Published Papers

Defensive secretion of Oxidus gracilis (C.L. Koch) (Paradosoxomatidae: Polydesmida): Juvenile-adult and juvenile-juvenile polymorphism, sexual maturation and sexual dimorphism
Kuwahara Y., Ichiki Y., Morita, M., Tanabe, T., Nakata, R., Mori, N., and Asano
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   30(2) 39-49   2019   [Refereed]
Hydroxynitrile lyases from cyanogenic millipedes: molecular cloning, heterologous expression, and whole-cell biocatalysis for the production of (R)-mandelonitrile
Yamaguchi, T., A. Nuylert, A. Ina, T. Tanabe, and Y. Asano
Scientific Reports   8    2018   [Refereed]
Hydrogen peroxide as a new defensive compound in "benzoyl cyanide" producing polydesmid millipedes
Yasumasa Kuwahara, Takuya Yamaguchi, Yayoi Ichiki, Tsutomu Tanabe & Yasuhisa Asano
The Science of Nature   104    2017   [Refereed]
Defensive allomone components of an unidentified myrmecophilous millipede in the genus Ampelodesmus (“hagayasude” in Japanese) [Polydesmida: Pyrogodesmidae]
Kuwahara, Y., T. Tanabe and Y. Asano
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   28(2) 55-62   2017   [Refereed]
Defensive allomone components of the millipede Cryptocorpha kumamotensis (Murakami, 1966) [Polydesmida: Pyrgodesmidae] and two related Cryptocorpha spp.
Kuwahara, Y., T. Tanabe and Y. Asano
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   28(2) 63-70   2017   [Refereed]
Kuwahara, Y., Ichiki Y., Morita M., Tanabe T., Asano Y
Journal of Chemical Ecology   41 15-21   2015   [Refereed]
Shimizu N., Kuwahara Y., Yakumaru R., Tanabe T.
Journal of Chemical Ecology   38(1) 23-28   2012   [Refereed]
Kuwahara, Y., N. Shimizu, and T. Tanabe
Journal of Chemical Ecology      2011   [Refereed]
Two new millipede species of the genus Riukiaria (Diplopoda, Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae) endemic to the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan
Korsós, Z., Y. Nakamura, and T. Tanabe
Zootaxa      2011   [Refereed]
Sota, T., and T, Tanabe
Proceedings of the Royal Society B      2010   [Refereed]
Exclusive Male Egg Care and Determinants of Broo
Kudo, S., C. Koshio, and T. Tanabe
Ethology      2009   [Refereed]
Male egg-brooding in a millipede, Yamasinaium noduligerum.
Kudo, S., C. Koshio, and T. Tanabe
Entomological Science      2009   [Refereed]
Bird’s nest ferns as reservoirs of soil arthropod biodiversity in a Japanese subtropical rainforest
Karasawa S., Beaulieu F., Sasaki T., Bonato L., Hagino Y., Hayashi M., Itoh R., Kishimoto T., Nakamura O., Nomura S., Nunomura N., Sakayori H., Sawada Y., Suma Y., Tanaka S., Tanabe T., Tanikawa A. and Hijii N.
Edaphologia   (83) 11-30   2008   [Refereed]
Kuwahara Y., Mori N. and Tanabe T.
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   18(2) 91-95   2007   [Refereed]
A synopsis of the milliped genus Brachycybe Wood, 1864 (Platydesmida: Andrognathidae)
Shelley R. M., McAllister C. T. and Tanabe T.
Fragmenta Faunistica   48(2) 137-166   2005   [Refereed]
Kuwahara Y., N. Mori, M. Sakura, and T. Tanabe
Japanese Journal of Environmental Entomology and Zoology   14(3) 149-155   Oct 2003   [Refereed]
Ômura H, Kuwahara Y. and Tanabe T.
Journal of Chemical Ecology   28(12) 2601-2612   2002   [Refereed]
Tanabe T.
Journal of Natural History   36(18) 2139-2183   2002   [Refereed]
Kuwahara Y., Ômura H., Tanabe T.
Naturwissenschaften   89(7) 308-310   2002   [Refereed]
Omura Hisashi, Kuwahara Yasumasa, Tanabe Tsutomu
Medical entomology and zoology   52(2)    Jun 2001   [Refereed]
Tanabe T., Katakura H. and Mawatari S. F
Biological Journal of the Linnean Society   72(2) 249-264   2001   [Refereed]
Japanese chordeumatid millipeds. IV. The new genus Japanoparvus (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Hoffmaneumatidae)
Shear W. A., Tanabe T. and Tsurusaki N.
Myriapodologica   4(11) 89-99   1997   [Refereed]
Tanabe, T., Ishii, K., Wen-Ying Yin
Edaphologia   (57) 13-19   Aug 1996   [Refereed]
Revision of the millipede genus Xystodesmus, with reference to the status of the tribe Xystodesmini (Diplopoda: Xystodesmidae)
Tanabe, T., and Shinohara K.
Journal of Natural History   30(10) 1459-1494   1996   [Refereed]
Proceedings of the Japanese Society of Systematic Zoology   (53) 71-80   Jun 1995   [Refereed]
The millipede genus Haplogonosoma BROLEMANN, 1916, is a senior synonym of Sphalmatogonus JEEKEL, 1980 (syn. n.), and it seems to actually comprise only two species, H. implicatum BROLEMANN, 1916 (type species), from central Honshu to Kunashir Isla...
The milliped genus Levizonus (Polydesmida, Xystodesmidae) in Japan
Tenable, T.
Japanese Journal of Entomology   62(1) 101-113   1994   [Refereed]
Japanese chordeumatid millipeds. II. The new genus Nipponothrix (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Metopidiotrichidae)
Shear W. A. and Tanabe T.
3(6) 43-51   1994   [Refereed]
Japanese chordeumatid millipeds. I. On the genus Speophilosoma Takakuwa (Diplopoda, Chordeumatida, Speophilosomatidae)
Shear W. A., Tsurusaki N. and Tanabe T.
Myriapodologica   3(4) 25-36   1994   [Refereed]
Tanabe., T.
Acta arachnologica   41(1) p87-90   Aug 1992   [Refereed]
A new milliped of the genus Riukiaria from Is. Yaku-shima, Japan (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)
Tenabe, T.
Zoological Science   7(3) 443-447   1990   [Refereed]
Three new species in the genus Morana (Coleoptera, Pselaphidae) of Japan
Tanabe T. and Nakane T.
Japanese Journal of Entomology   58(1) 24-30   1990   [Refereed]
Tanabe., T., Nakane, T.
Japanese journal of entomology   57(4) 734-741   Dec 1989   [Refereed]
The genus Batrisodellus is redescribed, and three new species of the genus, Batrisodellus risor, B. coprea, and B. cerberus are described from Japan.
Two new species of the genus Riukiaria from Kyûshû and Is. Yaku-shima, Japan (Diplopoda: Polydesmida: Xystodesmidae)
Tanabe, T.
37(1) 37-45   1988   [Refereed]


Obituary: Mr. Keizaburo Shinohara (1931–2017)
TANABE Tsutomu
Acta Arachnologica   67(1) 57-59   Aug 2018

Books etc

Red Data Book Tottori, 2nd Edition
Tottori Prefecture   2012   

Conference Activities & Talks

Symbiosis of the two parasitic nematodes in millipede, Rhigonematidae and Travassosinematidae with evolutionary different origin
Nagae, S., Morffe, J., Tanabe, T., Hasegawa, K.
13 Sep 2019   
Hydrogen peroxide as a new defensive compound among “benzoyl cyanide” producing Polydesmida.
Kuwahara Y, T. Yamaguchi T, Y. Ichiki Y, T. Tanabe T, and Y. Asano
The Joint Meeting of the 33rd Annual Meeting of the ISCE and the 9th Meeting of the APACE   24 Aug 2017   
Müllerian mimicry in Japanese xystodesmid millipedes
Tanabe, T., A. Honma, K. Mochida, K. Matsui, P. Marek, T. Sota, and Y. Kuwahara
17th International Congress of Myriapodology   24 Jul 2017   
Rapid divergence of genitalia in the millipede genus Parafontaria driven by sexual conflict
Tanabe T and T Sota
12th International Congress of Myriapodology,7月,南アフリカ、Mtunzini,abstract,p   2002   
beta-Nitrostyrene: natural product as defense secretion of millipedebeta-Nitrostyrene: natural product as defense secretion of millipede, Eucondylodesmus elegans
Hisashi O Y Kuwahara and T Tanabe
Second Asia-Pacific Coference on Chemical Ecology   2001   
Morphometrics in Parafontaria tonominea species complex (Diplopoda, Xystodesmidae)
Tanabe T
11th International Congress of Myriapodology   1999   
Searching phenogeographic units: an application of cluster analysis to the delimitation of milliped species
Tanabe, T., and K. Shinohara
Fifth Conference of International Federation of Classification Societies   1996   

Research Grants & Projects

Evolutionary mechanisms of Mullerian mimicry in millipedes
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: Invitational Fellowships for Research in Japan (Short Term)
Project Year: Feb 2019 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): TANABE Tsutomu