Specimens from the SIO Collection have contributed to the completion of over 1,100 scientific publications, including over 1,000 since 1958. A few recent ones are listed below.


Hastings, P.A., H.J. Walker, Jr. and G.R. Galland. 2014. Fishes:  A Guide To Their Diversity.  University of California Press.  311 pp

Davis, M.P., N.I. Holcroft, E.O. Wiley, J.S. Sparks and W.L. Smith. 2014. Species-specific bioluminescence facilitates speciation in the deep sea.  Marine Biology DOI 10.100/s00227-014-2406-x

Denton, J.S.S. 2014. Seven-locus molecular phylogeny of Myctophiformes (Teleostei; Scopelomorpha) highlights the utility of the order for studies of deep-sea evolution.  Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 76:270-292.


Davison, P.C., D.M. Checkley, Jr., J.A. Koslow and J. Barlow. 2013. Carbon export mediated by mesopelagic fishes in the northeast Pacific Ocean.  Progr. Oceanogr. 116:14-30.

Grande, T., W.C. Borden and W.L. Smith. 2013. Limits and relationships of Paracanthopterygii: a molecular framework for evaluating past morphological hypostheses.  In:  Arratia, G., H.P. Schultze and M.V.H. Wilson (eds), Mesozoic Fishes 5 – Global Diversity and Evolution, pp 385-418.

Kim, S.H., K. Shimada and C.K. Rigsby. 2013. Anatomy and evolution of the heterocercal tail in lamniform sharks. The Anatomical Record 296:433-442.

Lin, H.C. and P.A. Hastings. 2013. Phylogeny and biogeography of a shallow water fish clade (Teleostei:  Blenniiformes).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:210 (18 pages).  doi:10.1186/1471-2148-13-210.

Rosenblatt, R.H., E.C. Miller and P.A. Hastings. 2013. Three new species of triplefin blennies of the genus Enneanectes (Teleostei, Tripterygiidae) from the tropical eastern Pacific with a key to Pacific species of Enneanectes.  Zootaxa 3636(2):361-373.  

Tang, K.L., and C. Fielitz. 2013. Phylogeny of moray eels (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae), with a revised classification of true eels (Teleostei: Elopomorpha: Anguilliformes).  Mitochondrial DNA 24(1):55-66.


Craig, M.T., Y.J. Sadovy de Mitcheson and P.C. Heemstra. 2012. Groupers of the World. A Field and Market Guide.  Grahamstown, South Africa:  NISC (Pty) Ltd. 356 pp

Eytan, R.I., P.A. Hastings, B.R. Holland and M.E. Hellberg. 2012. Reconciling molecules and morphology:  Molecular systematics and biogeography of Neotropical blennies (Acanthemblemaria). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 62:159-173.

Fierstine, H.L., R.W. Huddleston and G.T. Takeuchi. 2012. Catalog of the Neogene bony fishes of California. A systematic inventory of all published accounts.  Occ. Pap. Calif. Acad. Sci. (159):1-208.

Roberts, T.R. 2012. Systematics, biology, and distribution of the species of the oceanic oarfish genus Regalecus (Teleostei, Lampridiformes, Regalecidae).  Mem. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat. 202:1-266.


Erisman, B.E., G.R. Galland, I. Mascareñas, J. Moxley, H.J. Walker, O. Aburto-Oropeza, P. A. Hastings and E. Ezcurra. 2011. List of coastal fishes of Islas Marías archipelago, Mexico, with comments on taxonomic composition, biogeography, and abundance.  Zootaxa 2985: 26–40.

Klepadlo, C. 2011. Three new species of the genus Photonectes (Teleostei: Stomiiformes: Stomiidae: Melanostomiinae) from the Pacific Ocean. Copeia 2011:201-210.

Lin, H.C. and P.A. Hastings. 2011. Evolution of a Neotropical marine fish lineage (Subfamily Chaenopsinae, Suborder Blennioidei) based on phylogenetic analysis of combined molecular and morphological data.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 60:236-248.

Nielsen, J.G., and P.R. Moller. 2011. Revision of the bathyal cusk-eels of the genus Bassogigas (Ophidiidae) with description of a new species from off Guam, west Pacific Ocean.  J. Fish Biol. 78:783-795.


Davis, M.P., and C. Fielitz. 2010. Estimating divergence times of lizardfishes and their allies (Euteleostei: Aulopiformes) and the timing of deep-sea adaptations.  Molec. Phylogen. Evol. 57(3):1194-1208.

Eschmeyer, W.N., R. Fricke, J.D. Fong and D.A. Polack. 2010. Marine fish diversity: history of knowledge and discovery (Pisces).  Zootaxa 2525:19-50.

Hulley, P.A., and G. Duhamel. 2010. A review of the lanternfish genus Bolinichthys Paxton, 1972 (Myctophidae).  Cybium 33(4):259-304.

Lewallen, E.A., R.L. Pitman, S.L. Kjartanson and N.R. Lovejoy. 2010. Molecular systematics of flyingfishes (Teleostei: Exocoetidae): evolution in the epipelagic zone.  Biol. J. Linn. Soc. 102(1):161-174.

McCosker, J.E., and R.H. Rosenblatt. 2010. The fishes of the Galapagos Archipelago: an update.  Proc. Calif. Acad. Sci. 61(suppl.II, no.11):167-195.