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Specimens from the SIO Collection have contributed to the completion of over 1,300 scientific publications, including over 1,200 since 1958. A few recent ones are listed below.



Buser, T.J., Burns, M.D., and Lopez, J.A.  2017.  Littorally adaptive?  Testing the link between habitat, morphology, and reproduction in the intertidal sculpin subfamily Oligocottinae (Pisces: Cottoidea).  PeerJ 5:e3634; DOI 10.7717/peerj.3634

Campbell, M.A., Nielsen, J.G., Sado, T., Shinzato, C., Kanda, M., Satoh, T.P., and Miya, M.  2017.  Evolutionary affinities of the unfathomable Parabrotulidae: molecular data indicate placement of Parabrotula within the family B ythitidae, Ophidiiformes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 109:337-342.

Conway, K.W., Kim, D., Ruber, L., Espinosa Perez, H.S., and Hastings, P.A.  2017.  Molecular systematics of the New World clingfish genus Gobiesox (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) and the origin of a freshwater clade.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 112:138-147.

Cruz-Acevedo, E., Betancourt-Lozano, M., and Aguirre-Villasenor, H.  2017.  Distribution of the deep-sea genus Bathypterois (Pisces: Ipnopidae) in the Eastern Central Pacific.  Revista de Biologia Tropical 65(1):89-101.

Del Moral-Flores, L.F., Anislado-Tolentino, V., Martinez-Ramirez, E., Perez-Ponce de Leon, G., Ramirez-Antonio, E., and Gonzalez-Medina, G.  2017.  Ictiofauna marina de Oaxaca, Mexico: listado sistematico y afinidades zoogeograficas.  Acta Universitaria 27(1):3-25.

Galland, G.R., Erisman, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., and Hastings, P.A.  2017.  Contribution of cryptobenthic fishes to estimating community dynamics of sub-tropical reefs.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 584:175-184.

Hamilton, H., Saarman, N., Short, G., Sellas, A.B., Moore, B., Hoang, T., Grace, C.L., Gomon, M., Crow, K., and Simison, W.B.  2017.  Molecular phylogeny and patterns of diversification in syngnathid fishes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107:388-403.

Hastings, P.A., and Conway, K.W.  2017.  Gobiesox lanceolatus, a new species of clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from Los Frailes submarine canyon, Gulf of California, Mexico.  Zootaxa 4221(3):393-400.

Jawad, L.A., Fricke, R., and Naslund, J.  2017.  Comparative osteology of the family Tripterygiidae (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, pp 1-25, DOI:10.1017S002531541700042X.

Lewallen, E.A., Bohonak, A.J., Bonin, C.A., van Wijnen, A.J., Pitman, R.L., and Lovejoy, N.R.  2017.  Phylogenetics and bsiogeography of the two-wing flyingfish (Exocoetidae: Exocoetus).  Ecology and Evolution 7:1751-1761.

Lewallen, E.A., van Wijnen, A.J., Bonin, C.A., and Lovejoy, N.R.  2017.  Flyingfish (Exocoetidae) species diversity and habitats in the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean.  Marine Biodiversity DOI 10.1007/s12526-017-0666-7.

Micklich, N., Bannikov, A.F., and Yabumoto, Y.  2017.  First record of pony fishes (Perciformes: Leiognathidae) from the Oligocene of the Grube Unterfeld (“Fraueweiler”) clay pit.  PalZ DOI 10.1007/s12542-017-0340-1

Nielsen, J.G.  2017.  Revision of the genus Nybelinella (Teleostei, Bythitidae) with a new Atlantic abyssal species.  Zootaxa 4247(1):45-54.

Portnoy, D.S., Willis, S.C., Hunt, AE., Swift, D.G., Gold, J.R., Conway, K.W.  2017.  Molecular phylogenetics of New World searobins (Triglidae; Prionotinae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 107:382-387.

Schnell, N.K., and Johnson, G.D.  2017.  Evollution of a functional head joint in deep-sea fishes (Stomiidae).  PLos ONE 12(2):1-11.

Sibert, E.C., Cramer, K.L., Hastings, P.A., and Norris, R.D.  2017.  Methods for isolation and quantification of microfossil fish teeth and elasmobranch dermal denticles (ichthyoliths) from marine sediments.  Palaeontologia Electronica 20.1.2T:1-14.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., and Walsh, S.J.  2017.  Revision of the jawfish genus Lonchopisthus with description of a new Atlantic species (Teleostei: Opistognathidae).  Journal of Ocean Science Foundation 28:52-89.



Arratia, G.  2016.  New remarkable Late Jurassic teleosts from southern Germany: Ascalaboide n. fam., its content, morphology, and phylogenetic relationships.  Fossil Record 19:31-59.

Attaran-Farimani, G., Estekani, S., Springer, V.., Crimmen, O., Johnson, G.D., and Baldwin, C.C.  2016.  Validation of the synonymy of the teleost blenniid fish species Salarias phantasticus  Boulenger 1897 and Salarias anomalus Regan 1905 with Escenius pulcher (Murray 1887) based on DNA barcoding and morphology.  Zootaxa 4072(2):171-184.

Davis, M.P., Sparks, J.S., and Smith, W.L.  2016.  Repeated and widespread evolution of bioluminescence in marine fishes.  PLOS ONE DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0155154, 11 pp.

Fourriere, M., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Ayala-Bocos, A., Ketchum, J., and Chavez-Comparan, J.C.  2016.  Checklist and analysis of completeness of the reef fish fauna of the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Mexico.  Zootaxa 4150(4):436-466.

Galvan-Villa, C.M., Rios-Jara, E., Bastida-Izaguirre, D., Hastings, P.A., and Balart, E.F.  2016.  Annotated checklist of marine fishes from the Sanctuary of Bahia Chamela, Mexico with occurrence and biogeographic data.  ZooKeys 554:139-157.

Giusti, A., Castigliego, L., Rubino, R., gianfaldoni, D., Guidi, A., and Armani, A.  2016.  A conventional multiplex PCR assay fro the detection of toxic gemfish species (Ruvettus pretiosus and Lepidocybium flavobrunneum): a simple method to combat health frauds.  J. Agric. Food Chem. 64:960-968.

Hoff, G.R., Stevenson, D.E., and Orr, J.W.  2016.  Guide to the gadiform fishes of the eastern North Pacific. NOAA Tech. Memo. NMFS-AFSC-309, 68 p.

Love, M.S., Passarelli, J.K., Cantrell, B., and Hastings, P.A.  2016.  The Largemouth Blenny, Labrisomus xanti, new to the California marine fauna with a list of and key to the species of Labrisomidae, Clinidae, and Chaenopsidae found in California waters.  Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 115(3):191-197.

Ma, K.Y., Craig, M.T., Choat, J.H., and van Herwerden, L.  2016.  The historical biogeography of groupers: clade diversification patterns and processes.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100:21-30.

Martin, R.P., and Davis, M.P.  2016.  Patters of phenotypic variation in the mouth size of lanternfishes (Teleostei: Myctophiformes).  Copeia 2016(4):795-807.

Melo, M.R.S.  2016.  A review of the genus Dysalotus (Percomorphacea: Chiasmodontidae), with the description of Dysalotus pouliulii sp. nov.  Journal of Biology doi:10.1111/jfb.13194.

Micklich, N., Gregorova, R., Bannikov, A.F., Baciu, D.-S., Gradianu, I., and Carnevale, G.  2016.  Oligoremora rhenana n. g. n. sp., a new echeneid fish (Percomorpha, Echeneoidei) from the Grube Unterfeld (“Frauenweiler”) clay pit.  Palaontol. Z. 90:561-592.

Miller, E.C., Lin, H.C., and Hastings, P.A.  2016.  Improved resolution and a novel phylogeny for the Neotropical triplefin blennies (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 96:70-78.

Moller, P.R., Knudsen, S.W., Schwarzhans, W., and Nielsen, J.G.  2016.  A new classification of viviparous brotulas (Bythitidae) – with family status for Dinematichthyidae – based on molecular, morphological and fossil data.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 100:391-408.

Orr, J.W.  2016.  Two new species of snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.  Copeia 2016(4):890-896.

Poulsen, J.Y., Sado, T., Hahn, C., Byrkjedal, I., Moku, M., and Miya, M.  2016.  Preservation obscures pelagic deep-sea fish diversity: doubling the number of sole-bearing opisthoproctids and resurrection of the genus Monacoa (Opisthoproctidae, Argentiniformes).  PLOS One DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.019762.

Tornabene, L., Van Tassell, J.L., Gilmore, R.G., Robertson, D.R., Young, F., and Baldwin, C.C.  2016.  Molecular phylogeny, analysis of character evolution, and submersible collections enable a new classification of a diverse group of gobies (Teleostei: Gobiidae: Nes subgroup), including nine new species and four new genera.  Zoological Journal of the Lilnnean Society, 36 pp.

Tucker, S.J., Kurniasih, E.M., and Craig, M.T.  2016.  A new species of grouper (Epinephelus; Epinephelidae) from the Indo-Pacific.  Copeia 104(3):658-662.


Aguilar-Medrano, R., Kobelkowsky, A., and Balart, E.F.  2015.  Anatomical description of the Cortes damselfish Stegastes rectifraenum (Perciformes: Pomacentridae).  Key structures of omnivore feeding.  Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 86(4):934-946.

Armani, A., Tinacci, L., Xiong, X., Castigliego, L., Gianfaldoni, D., and Guidei, A.  2015.  Fish species identification in canned pet food by BLAST and Forensically Informative Nucleotide Sequencing (FINS) analysis of short fragments of th mitochondrial 16s ribosomal RNA gene (16S rRNA).  Food Control 50:821-830.

Arratia, G.  2015.  Complexities of early Teleostei and the evolution of particular morphological structures through time.  Copeia 103(4):999-1025.

Berquist, R.M., Galinsky, V.L., Kajiura, S.M., and Frank, L.R.  2015.  The coelacanth rostral organ is a unique low-resolution electro-detector that facilitates the feeding strike.  Scientific Reports 5(8962), doi:10.1038/srep08962, 5 pp.

Buser, T.J., and Lopez, J.A.  2015.  Molecular phylogenetics of sculpins of the subfamily Oligocottinae (Cottidae).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 86:64-74.

Conway, K.W., Bertrand, N.G., BVrowning, Z., Lancon, T.W., and Clubb, F.J., Jr.  2015.  Heterodonty in the New World: an SEM investigation of oral jaw dentition in the clingfishes of the subfamily Gobiesocinae (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae).  Copeia 103(4):973-998.

Davison, P.C., Koslow, J.A., and Kloser, R.J.  2015.  Acoustic biomass estimation of mesopelagic fish: backscattering from individuals, populaitons, and communities.  ICES J. Mar. Sci. 75(5):1413-1424.

Del Moral-Flores, L.F., Morrone, J.J., Alcocer Durand, J., Espinosa-Perez, H., and Perez-Ponce De Leon, G.  2015.  Lista patron de los tiburones, rayas kyk quimeras (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobrnachii, Holocephali) de Mexico.  Arxius de Miscellania Zoologica 13:47-163.

Ghedotti, M.J., Barton, R.W., Simons, A.M., and Davis, M.P.  2015. The first report of lluminescent liver tissue in fishes: evolution and structure of bioluminescent organs in the deep-sea naked barracudinas (Aulopifores: Lestidiidae).  Journal of Morphology 276:310-318.

Gold, J.R., Willis, S.C., Renshaw, M.A., Buentello, A., Walker, H.J., Jr., Puritz, .B., Hollenbeck, C.M., and Voelker, G.  2015.  Phylogenetic relationships of tropical eastern Pacific snappers (Lutjanidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences.  Systematics and Biodiversity :1-12.

Hastings, P.A., and Findley, L.T.  2015.  Chriolepis prolata, a new species of Atlantic goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the North American continental shelf.  Zootaxa 3904(4):589-595.

Hoff, G.R., Stevenson, D.E., and Orr, J.W.  2015.  Guide to the gadiform fishes of the eastern North Pacific.  NOAA Tech. Memo, NMFS-AFSC-309, 68 pp.

Holcroft, N.I., and Wiley, E.O.  2015.  Variation in the posttemporal-supracleithrum articulation in euteleosts.  Copeia 103(4):751-770.

Leis, J.M.  2015.  Taxonoy and systematics of larval Indo-Pacific fishes: a review of progress since 1981.  Ichthyological Research 62:9-28.

Mizusawa, N., Tatami, M., and Fukui, A.  2015.  Redescription of the spook fish Dolichopteryx anascopa Brauer 1901 (Argenetinoidei: Opisthoproctidae).  Ichthyological Research 62:236-239.

Pietsch, T.W., and Orr, J.W.  2015.  Fishes of the Salish Sea: a compilation and distributional analysis.  NOAA Professional Paper NMFS 18:1-106.

Ramirez-Valdez, A., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Villasenor-Derbez, J.C., Dominguez-Guerrero, I., Palacios-Salgado, D.S., Cota-Nieto, J.J., Hinojosa-Arango, G., Correa-Sandoval, F., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Hernandez, A.  2015.  The nearshore fishes of the Cedros Archipelago (north-eastern Pacific) and their biogeographic affinities.  CalCOFI Report 56:1-25.

Robertson, D.R., and Allen, G.R.  2015.  Shorefishes of the Tropical Eastern Pacific: online information system.  Version 2.0.  Smithsoniann Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama.

Stiller, J., Wilson, N.G., and Rouse, G.W.  2015.  A spectacular new species of seadragon (Syngnathidae).  Royal Society Open Science,



Bernardi, G.  2014.  Baja California disjunctions and phylogeographic patterns in sympatric California blennies.  Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution doi:10.3389/fevo.2014.00053.

Conway, K.W., Baldwin, C., and White, M.D.  2014.  Cryptic diversity and venom glands in Western Agtlantic clingfishes of the genus Acyrtus (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae).  PLOS One 9(5):1-17.

Cooper, W.J., Albertson, R.C., Jacob, R.E., and Westneat, M.W.  2014.  Re-description and reassignment of the damselfish Abudefduf luridus (Cuvier, 1830) using both traditional and geometric morphometric approaches.  Copeia 2014(3):473-480.

Datovo, A., de Pinna, M.C.C., and Johnson, G.D.  2014.  The infrabranchial musculature and its bearing on the phylogeny of percomorph fishes (Osteichthyes: Teleostei).  PLOS One 9(10):1-20.

Davis, M.P., Holcroft, N.I., Wiley, E.O., Sparks, J.S., and Smith, W.L.  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.  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 76:270-292.

Duhamel, G., Hulley, P.A., Causse, R., Koubbi, P., Vacchi, M., Pruvost, P., Vigetta, S., Irisson, J.O., Mormede, S., Belchier, M., Dettai, A., Detrich, H.W., Gutt, J., Jones, C.D., Kock, K.-H., Lopez Abellan, L.J., and Van de Putte, A.P.  2014.  Chapter 7. Biogeographic patterns of fish.  In: De Broyer, C., and Koubbi, P. (eds.), Biogeographic Atlas of the Southern Ocean, pp 328-362.

Dybas, C.L.  2014. Ripple marks – the story behind the story. [“Here be oarfish – sea serpents are among us.”]  Oceanography 27(2):10-13,

Fourriere, M., Reyes-Bonilla, H., Rodriguez-Zaragoza, F.A., and Crane, N.  2014.  Fishes of Clipperton Atoll, Eastern Pacific: Checkllist, endemism and analysis of completeness of the inventory.  Pacific Science 68(3):375-395.

Hastings, P.A., Craig, M.T., Erisman, B.E., Hyde, J.R., and Walker, H.J., Jr.  2014. Fishes of marine protected areas near La Jolla, California.  Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 113(3):200-231.

Jones, W.A., and Morales, M.M.  2014.  Catalog of otoliths of select fishes from the California Current system.

Klepadlo, C., Rochman, C.M., and Davison, P.  2014.  Report of Myctophum phengodes (Teleostei: Myctophidae) with extraneous photophores.  Copeia 2014(1):106-108.

Ma, K.Y.  2014.  Patterns and processes of diversification in groupers (family: Epinephelidae).  Ph.D. thesis, James Cook University, Australia.

Miller, E., Dossett, W., and Rankin, J.L.  2014.  Clarifying the northern extent of Diamond Stingray (Dasyatis dipterura) in Southern California.  Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 113(3):232-235.

Mincarone, M.M., and McCosker, J.E.  2014.  Redescription of Eptatretus luzonicus Fernholm et al., 2013, a replacement name for Eptatretus fernholmi McMillan and Wisner, 2004 (Craniata: Myxinidae), based on the discovery of the holotype and additional specimens from the Philippines.  In: Williams, G.C., an Gosliner, T.M. (eds.), The Coral Triangle: The 2011 Hearst Philippine Biodiversity Expedition.  California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA: pp 341-349.

Smith-Vaniz, W.F., and Jelks, H.L.  2014.  Marine and inland fishes of St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands: an annotated checklist.  Zootaxa 3803(1):1-120.



Aguilar-Medrano, R.  2013.  Body shape evolution of Chromis and Azurina species (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) of the eastern Pacific.  Animal Biology 63:217-232.

Arratia, G.  2013.  Morphology, taxonomy, and phylogeny of Triassic pholidophorid fishes (Actinopterygii, Teleostei).Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 33(6, suppl.):1-138.

Borden, W.C., Grande, T., and Smith, W.L.  2013.  Comparative osteology and myology of the caudal fin in the Paracanthopterygii (Teleostei: Acanathomorpha). In:  Arratia, G., Schultze, H.P., and Wilson, M.V.H. (eds), Mesozoic Fishes 5 – Global Diversity and Evolution, pp 419-455.

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

Del Moral-Flores, L.F., Gonzalez-Acosta, A.F., Espinosa-Perez, H., Ruiz-Campos, G., and Castro-Aguire, G.  2013.  Lista anotada de la ictiofauna de las islas del golfo de California, con comentarios sobre sus afinidades zoogeograficas.  Rev. Mexicana Biodiversidad 84:184-214.

Deng, X., Wagner, H.J., and Popper, A.N.  2013.  Interspecific variations of inner ear structure in the deep-sea fish family Melamphaidae.  The Anatomical Record 296:1064-1082.

Ebert, D.A., White, W.T., Ho, H.C., Last, P.R., Nakaya, K., Seret, B., Straube, N., Naylor, G.J.P., and de Carvalho, M.R.  2013.  An annotated checklist of the chondrichthyans of Taiwan. Zootaxa 3752(1):279-386.

Faircloth, B.C., Sorenson, L., Santini, F., and Alfaro, M.E.  2013.  A phylogenomic perspective on the radiation of ray-finned fishes based upon targeted sequencing of ultraconserved elements (UCEs).   PLOS ONE 8(6):1-7.

Fernholm, B., Noren, M., Kullander, S.O., Quattrini, A.M., Zintzen, V., Roberts, C.D., Mok, H.K., and Kuo, C.H.  2013.  Hagfish phylogeny and taxonomy, with description of the new genus Rubicundus (Craniata, Myxinidae).  J. Zoolog. Syst. Evol. Res. 51(4):296-307.

Fishelson, L., Baldwin, C.C., and Hastings, P.A.  2013.  Gonad morphology, gametogenesis, and reproductive modes in fishes of the tribe Starksiini (Teleostei, Blenniiformes).  Journal of Morphology 274:496-511.

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

Kim, S.H., Shimada, K., and Rigsby, C.K.  2013.  Anatomy and evolution of heterocercal tail in lamniform sharks.  The Anatomical Record 296:433-442. Lea, R.N.  2013.  Record of the Kamchatka flounder, Atheresthes evermanni, in California waters.  Northwestern Naturalist 94:244-246.

Labay, B.J., Cohen, A.E., Hendrickson, D.A., Sissel, B., Sarkar, S., and Casarez, M.  2013.  Final report: data compilation, distribution models, conservation planning, and status survey for selected fishes of concern in Texas and region.  Texas Parks & Wildlife Dept.,

Lin, H.C., and Hastings, P.A.  2013.  Phylogeny and biogeography of a shallow water fish clade (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:1-18.

Near, T.J.,Domburg, A., Eytan, R.I., Keck, B.P., Smith, W.L., Kuhn, K.L., Moore, J.A., Price, S.A., Burbrink, F.T., Friedman, M., and Wainwright, P.C.  2013.  Phylogeny and tempo of diversification in the superradiation of spiny-rayed fishes.  PNAS Early Edition :1-6.

Paig-Tran, E.W.M., Kleinteich, T., and Summer, A.P.  2013.  The filter pads and filtration mechanisms of the devil rays: variaion at macro and microscopic scales.  Journal of Morphology 274(9):1026-1043.

Poulsen, J.Y., Byrkejedal, I., Willassen, E., Rees, D., Takeshima, H., Satoh, T.P., Shinohara, G., Nishida, M., and Miya, M.  2013.  Mitogenomic sequences and evidence from unique gene rearrangements corroborate evolutionary relationships of myctophiformes (Neoteleostei).  BMC Evolutionary Biology 13:1-21.

Rosenblatt, R.H., Miller, E.C., and Hastings, P.A.  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.

Russell, B.C., and Westneat, M.W.  2013.  A new species of Suezichthys (Teleostei: Perciformes: Labridae) from the southeastern Pacific, with a redefinition of the genus and a key to species.  Zootaxa 3640(1):88-94.

Santini, F., Kong, Z., Sorenson, L., Carnevale, G., Mehta, R.S., and Alfaro, M.E.  2013.  A multi-locus molecular timescale for the origin and diversification of eels (Order: Anguilliformes).  Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 69:884-894.

Santini, F., Nguyen, M.T.T., Spremspm. L., Waltzek, W., Lynch Alfaro, J.W.,  Eastman, J.M., and Alfaro, M.E.  2013.  Do habitat shifts drive diversification in teleost fishes? An example from the pufferfishes (Tetraodontidae).  J. Evol. Biol. 26:1003-1018.

Schwarzhans, W.  2013.  A comparative morphological study of the Recent otoliths of the genera Diaphus, Idiolychnus and Lobianchia (Myctophidae).  Palaeo Ichthyologica 13:41-82.

Shakhovskoy, I.B., and Parin, N.V.  2013.  A review of flying fishes of the subgenus Hirundichthys (genus Hirundichthys, Exocoetidae).  1. Oceanic species: H. speculiger, H. indicus sp. nova.  Journal of Ichthyology 5(2):117-145.

Sorenson, L., Santini, F., Carnevale, G., Alfao, M.E.  2013.  A multi-locus timetree of surgeonfishes (Acanthuridae, Percomorpha), with revised family taxonomy.  Mol. Phylogen. Evol. 68:150-160.

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

Ulrich, R.M., John, D.E., Barton, G.W., Hendrick, G.A., Fried, D.P., and Paul, J.H.  2013.  Ensuring seafood identity: grouper identification by real-rime nucleic acid sequence-based amplification (RT-NASBA).  Food Control 31:337-344.

Vella, N., and Vella, A.  2013.  Classification of species within the genus Hexanchus and Heptranchias through mtDNA sequences.  Rapp. Comm. int. Mer Medit. 40:706.

Victor, B.C.  2013.  Scorpaena wellingtoni n. sp., a new scorpionfish from the Galapagos Islands (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae).  Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 8:30-43.

Victor, B.C., Alfaro, M.E., and Sorenson, L.  2013.  Rediscovery of Sagittalarva inornata n. gen., n. comb. (Gilbert, 1890) (Perciformes: Labridae). A long-lost deepwater fish from the eastern Pacific Ocean: a case study of a forensic approach to taxonomy using DNA bazrcoding.  Zootaxa 3669(4):551-570.

Victor, B.C., and Wellington, G.M.  2013.  Citharichthys darwini n. sp., a new endemic flatfish from the Galapagos Archipelago (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes: Paralichthyidae).  Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 6:19-32.



Aguilar-Medrano, R., Frederich, B., Balart, E.F., and de Luna, E.  2012.  Diversification of the pectoral fin shape in damselfishes (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) of the Eastern Pacific.  Zoomorphology DOI 10.1007/s00435-012-0178-8.

Alfaro, M.E., Faircloth, B.C., Sorenson, L., and Santini, F.  2012 [in review].  A phylogenomic perspective on the radiation of ray-finned fishes based upon targeted sequencing of ultraconserved elements.

Berquist, R.M., Gledhill, K.M., Peterson, M.W., Doan, A.H., Baxter, G.T., Yopak, K.E., Kang, N., Walker, H.J., Hastings, P.A., and Frank, L.R.  2012.  The Digital Fish Library: using MrI to digitize, database, and document the morphological diversity of fish.  PLOS One 7(4):1-16.

Castillo-Geniz, J.L., Ocampo-Torres, A.I., Shimada, K., Rigsby, C.K., and Nicholas, A.C.  2012.  Juvenile megamouth shark, Megachasma pelagios, caught off the Pacific coast of Mexico, and its significance to chondrichthyan diversity in Mexico.  Ciencias Marinas 38(2):467-474.

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Duplain, R.R., Chapleau, F., and Munroe, T.A.  2012.  A new species of Trinectes (Pleuronectiformes: Achiridae) from the upper Rio San Juan and Rio Condoto, Colombia.  Copeia 2012(3):541-546.

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

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Fishelson, L., Baldwin, C.C., and Hastings, P.A.  2012.  Comparison of the oropharyngeal cavity in Starksiini (Teleostei: Blenniiformes: Labrisomidae): taste buds and teeth, including a comparison with closely-related genera.  Journal of Morphology 273:618-628.

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Gonzalez-Acosta, A.F., Findley, L.T., Ruiz-Campos, G., Burnes-Romo, and Espinosa Perez, H.  2012.  Extreme northern range extension of the Pelican barracuda Sphyraena idiastes (Perciformes: Sphyraenidae) in the eastern Pacific.  J. Appl. Ichthyol. (2012):1-3.

McCosker, J.E., Long, D.J., and Baldwin, C.C.  2012.  Description of a new species of deepwater catshark, Bythaelurus giddingsi sp. nov., from the Galapagos Islandss (Chondrichthyes: Carcharhiniformes: Scyliorhinidae).  Zootaxa (3221):48-59.

Near, T.J., Eytan, R.I., Domburg, A., Kuhn, K.L., Moore, J.A., Davis, M.P., Wainwright, P.C., Friedman, M., and Smith, W.L.  2012.  Resolution of ray-finned fish phylogeny and timing of diversification.  PNAS Early Edition, 6 pp + 14 p supplement.  www.pnas.orgcgi/doi/10.1073/pnas.1206625109

Richards, W.J., & Yato, T.  2012.  The tropical species of the subgenus Pterygotrigla (Pisces: Triglidae: Pterygotrigla) with description of a new species.  Zootaxa (3484):53-64.

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Robins, C.R., Robins, R.H., and Brown, M.E.  2012.  A revision of Lepophidium (Teleostei, Ophidiidae), with descriptions of eight new species.  Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History 52(1):1-93.

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Victor, B.C.  2012.  Hypoplectrus floridae n. sp. and Hypoplectrus ecosur n. sp., two new Barred Hamlets from the Gulf of Mexico (Pisces: Serranidae): more than 3% different in COI mtDNA sequence from the Caribbean Hypoplectrus species flock.  Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 5:1-19.

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