Specimens from the SIO Collection have contributed to the completion of over 1,400 scientific publications, including over 1,350 since 1958. Publications for the last ten years are listed below.


(As of August 10th)

  1. Cordova, J.A. and Ebert, D.A. 2021. Apristurus manocheriani (Carcharhiniformes: Pentanchidae), a new species of catshark from the Southwest Indian Ocean. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 38:13-26. 
  2. Dale, K.E., Ramírez-Valdez, A., McCosker, J.E. and Love, M.S. 2021. Revising geographic distributions of eastern Pacific moray eels. Bulletin of Marine Science, 97(2):305-326. 
  3. Ghedotti, M.J., DeKay, H.M., Maile, A.J., Smith, W.L. and Davis, M.P. 2021. Anatomy and evolution of bioluminescent organs in the slimeheads (Teleostei: Trachichthyidae). Journal of Morphology, 282(6):820-832. 
  4. Gold, Z., Curd, E.E., Goodwin, K.D., Choi, E.S., Frable, B.W., Thompson, A.R., Walker, H.J., Burton, R.S., Kacev, D., Martz, L.D. and Barber, P.H. 2021. Improving metabarcoding taxonomic assignment: A case study of fishes in a large marine ecosystem. Molecular Ecology Resources, 00:1–19. 
  5. Hastings, P.A. 2021. The Pandemic Blenny, Coralliozetus clausus, a new species of tube blenny endemic to Isla del Coco, Costa Rica (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae). Zootaxa, 4926(2): 296–300.  
  6. Leitner, A.B., Durden, J.M., Smith, C.R., Klingberg, E.D. and Drazen, J.C. 2021. Synaphobranchid eel swarms on abyssal seamounts: Largest aggregation of fishes ever observed at abyssal depths. Deep Sea Research Part I: Oceanographic Research Papers, 167:103423. 
  7. Mincarone, M.M., Plachetzki, D., McCord, C.L., Winegard, T.M., Fernholm, B., Gonzalez, C.J. and Fudge, D.S. 2021. Review of the hagfishes (Myxinidae) from the Galapagos Islands, with descriptions of four new species and their phylogenetic relationships. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society, 192(2):453-474. 
  8. Orr, J.W. 2021. Three New Small Snailfishes of the Genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Cottiformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109(2): 456-466. 
  9. Silbernagel, C., Shane, M. and Drawbridge, M. 2021. Quality considerations and malformation surveillance in a marine stocking program. Bulletin of Marine Science, 97(2): 
  10. Stevenson, D.E., Orr, J.W. and Kai, Y. 2021. Revision of the Tubenose Poacher Genus Pallasina Cramer (Perciformes: Cottoidei: Agonidae). Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109(1):165-179. 
  11. Tavera, J., S. Rojas-Vélez, and E. Londoño-Cruz. 2021. A new species of the genus Acyrtus on the eastern Pacific: A cornerstone for the evolution and biogeography of the genus. Journal of Fish Biology n/a. doi: 



  1. Conway, K.W., King, C.D., Summers, A.P., Kim, D., Hastings, P.A., Moore, G.I., Iglésias, S.P., Erdmann, M.V., Baldwin, C.C., Short, G. and Fujiwara, K. 2020. Molecular phylogenetics of the clingfishes (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae)—implications for classification. Copeia108(4):886-906.
  2. Duke, E.M. and Burton, R.S. 2020. Efficacy of metabarcoding for identification of fish eggs evaluated with mock communities. Ecology and Evolution, 10(7):3463-3476.
  3. Frable, B.W., McCrea, M.H., Love, M.S. and Craig, M.T. 2020. A new maximum size for the family Nomeidae and the third record of a longfin cigarfish, Cubiceps paradoxus (Stromateoidei: Nomeidae) from California, USA. Journal of Fish Biology97(5):1573-1575.
  4. Frable, B.W. and Stevenson, D.E. 2020. First Record of Platyberyx rhyton (Teleostei: Perciformes: Caristiidae) Outside of Japanese Waters and Description of Juvenile Morphology. Species Diversity25(2): 377-380.
  5. Girard, M.G., Davis, M.P. and Smith, W.L. 2020. The phylogeny of carangiform fishes: morphological and genomic investigations of a new fish clade. Copeia108(2):265-298.
  6. Gold, Z.J., 2020. Design and implementation of environmental DNA metabarcoding methods for monitoring the Southern California marine protected area network. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of California, Los Angeles).
  7. Hastings, P.A., Eytan, R. and Summers, A.P. 2020. A new species of Acanthemblemaria from the Caribbean coast of South America with notes on Acanthemblemaria johnsoni (Teleostei:  Chaenopsidae). Zootaxa 4816 (2):209–216.  
  8. Hongjamrassilp, W., Murase, A., Miki, R. and Hastings, P.A. 2020. Journey to the west: trans-Pacific historical biogeography of fringehead blennies in the genus Neoclinus (Teleostei: Blenniiformes). Zoological Studies, 59:e9.
  9. Jawad, L.A., Orlov, A.M. and Grigorov, I.V. 2020. Identification of two species of the genus Antimora Günther, 1878 (Pisces: Moridae) using some osteological characters. Cah. Biol. Mar61:323-342.
  10. Kruppert, S., Chu, F., Stewart, M.C., Schmitz, L. and Summers, A.P. 2020. Ontogeny and potential function of poacher armor (Actinopterygii: Agonidae). Journal of Morphology281(9):1018-1028.
  11. Love, M.S. and Passarelli, J.K. eds. 2020. Miller and Lea's Guide to the Coastal Marine Fishes of California (Vol. 3556). UCANR Publications.
  12. Lowry, M. S., Curtis, K.A.  and Boerger,  C.M. 2020. Measurements and regressions of otoliths, cephalopod beaks, and other prey hard parts used to reconstruct California Current predator diet composition. NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-SWFSC-637.
  13. Maile, A.J., May, Z.A., DeArmon, E.S., Martin, R.P. and Davis, M.P. 2020. Marine habitat transitions and body-shape evolution in lizardfishes and their allies (Aulopiformes). Copeia108(4):820-832.
  14. Martin, R.P. and Davis, M.P. 2020. The evolution of specialized dentition in the deep‐sea lanternfishes (Myctophiformes). Journal of morphology, 281(4-5):536-555. 
  15. McCosker, J.E., Bogorodsky, S.V., Mal, A.O. and Alpermann, T.J. 2020. Description of a new snake eel Ophichthus olivaceus (Teleostei: Anguilliformes, Ophichthidae) from the Red Sea. Zootaxa, 4750(1):31-48. 
  16. Orr, J.W., Pitruk, D.L., Manning, R., Stevenson, D.E., Gardner, J.R. and Spies, I. 2020. A new species of snailfish (Cottiformes: Liparidae) closely related to Careproctus melanurus of the eastern North Pacific. Copeia108(4):711-726.
  17. Pietsch, T.W. and Arnold, R.J. 2020. Frogfishes: Biodiversity, Zoogeography, and Behavioral Ecology. JHU Press.
  18. Quan, H., Yang, W., Lapeyriere, M., Schaible, E., Ritchie, R.O. and Meyers, M.A. 2020. Structure and mechanical adaptability of a modern elasmoid fish scale from the common carp. Matter, 3(3):842-863. 
  19. Sandoval, J.A., Sommers, J., Peddireddy, K.R., Robertson-Anderson, R.M., Tolley, M.T. and Deheyn, D.D. 2020. Toward bioinspired wet adhesives: lessons from assessing surface structures of the suction disc of intertidal clingfish. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 12(40):45460-45475. 
  20. Shimada, K., Becker, M.A. and Griffiths, M.L. 2020. Body, jaw, and dentition lengths of macrophagous lamniform sharks, and body size evolution in Lamniformes with special reference to ‘off-the-scale’ gigantism of the megatooth shark, Otodus megalodon. Historical Biology, 1-17. 
  21. Song, Y.S. and Kim, J.K. 2020a. Range expansion and redescription of the hagfish Eptatretus walkeri (Myxiniformes: Myxinidae) from Northeast Asia and its distinction from E. atamiJournal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity13(2): 182-188.
  22. Song, Y.S. and Kim, J.K. 2020b. Molecular phylogeny and classification of the family Myxinidae (Cyclostomata: Myxiniformes) using the supermatrix method. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity13(4):533-538.
  23. Sternes, P.C. and Shimada, K. 2020. Body forms in sharks (Chondrichthyes: Elasmobranchii) and their functional, ecological, and evolutionary implications. Zoology, 140: 125799. 
  24. Thys, T.M., Hays, G.C., and Houghton, J.D.R., Eds.2020. The Ocean Sunfishes: Evolution, Biology and Conservation (1st ed.). CRC Press. 
  25. Victor, B.C., Teitelbaum, A. and Randall, J.E. 2020. Pseudanthias timanoa, a new fairy basslet from New Caledonia, South Pacific (Teleostei: Serranidae: Anthiadinae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation36: 6-15.
  26. Walker, H.J. Jr., Hastings, P.A., Hyde, J.R. Lea, R.N., Snodgrass, O.E., and Bellquist, L.F.. 2020. Unusual occurrences of fishes in the southern California current system during the warm water period of 2014–2018. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 236:1-10.



  1. Becerril-García, E.E., Rosales-Nanduca, H., Paniagua-Mendoza, A., Robles-Hernández, R. and Elorriaga-Verplancken, F.R. 2019. Records of Whalesuckers (Remora australis) on Short-Beaked Common Dolphins (Delphinus delphis) in the Gulf of California, Mexico. Aquatic Mammals 45(3):299-302.
  2. Burton E.J., Lea R.N. 2019. Annotated checklist of fishes from Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary with notes on extralimital species. ZooKeys 887: 1–119.
  3. Buser, T.J., Finnegan, D.L., Summers, A.P. and Kolmann, M.A. 2019. Have niche, will travel. New means of linking diet and ecomorphology reveals niche conservatism in freshwater cottoid fishes. Integrative Organismal Biology 1(1):p.obz023.
  4. Cruz-Acevedo, E., Salas-Singh, C. and Aguirre-Villaseñor, H., 2019. Distribution of Dibranchus species (Pisces: Ogcocephalidae) from the Eastern Central Pacific and their relationship with environmental factors. Marine Biodiversity 49(1):333-343.
  5. De La Cruz-Aguero, J., Gonzalez-Armas, R., Garcia-Rodriguez, F.J., and Cota-Comez, V.M.  2019.  First record of a specimen of the shortbill spearfish Tetrapturus angustirostris Tanaka, 1915 in the Pacific coast of Mexico.  Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research 47(4):677-683.
  6. Espíndola, V.C., 2019. Phylogenetic relationship of the Anguilliformes (Teleostei: Elopomorpha) with an emphasis in cephalic morphology (Doctoral dissertation, Universidade de São Paulo).
  7. Frable, B.W., and Tea, Y-K.  2019.  A new species of damselfish (Teleostei: Pomacentridae: Pomacentrus) from Nosy Faho, Madagascar.  Copeia 107(2):323-331.
  8. Garcia, E., Rice, C.A., Eernisse, D.J., Forsgren, K.L., Quimbayo, J.P. and Rouse, G.W., 2019. Systematic relationships of sympatric pipefishes (Syngnathus spp.): a mismatch between morphological and molecular variation. Journal of Fish Biology.
  9. Guzzo, F., 2019. Comparative brain anatomy of lamniform sharks (Elasmobranchii: Lamniformes) and its implications to function, behavioral ecology, and evolution. (Masters Thesis, DePaul University)
  10. Hastings, P.A.  2019.  Evolution of sexual dimorphism in tube blennies (Teleostei: Chaenopsidae).  Integrative Organismal Biology, doi:10.1093/iob/obz003, pp 1-22.
  11. Jones, W.A., and Checkley, D.M., Jr.  2019.  Mesopelagic fishes dominate otolith record of past two millennia in the Santa Barbara Basin.  Nature Communications (4564),
  12. Larsen, M.E., Abel, D.C., Crane, D.P., Parker, S.L., Yancey, P.H., Keller, B.A. and Grubbs, R.D. 2019. Unique osmoregulatory morphology in primitive sharks: an intermediate state between holocephalan and derived shark secretory morphology. Journal of Fish Biology.
  13. Ludt, W.B., Bernal, M.A., Kenworthy, E., Salas, E. and Chakrabarty, P., 2019. Genomic, ecological, and morphological approaches to investigating species limits: A case study in modern taxonomy from Tropical Eastern Pacific surgeonfishes. Ecology and Evolution 9(7):4001-4012.
  14. Ludt, W.B., Burridge, C.P. and Chakrabarty, P. 2019. A taxonomic revision of Cheilodactylidae and Latridae (Centrarchiformes: Cirrhitoidei) using morphological and genomic characters. Zootaxa 4585(1):121-141.
  15. Mejía-Falla, P.A., Navia, A.F. and Salcedo-Reyes, J.C. 2019. Checklist of marine elasmobranchs of Colombia. Universitas Scientiarum24(1): 164-199.
  16. Mortitz, T., Buchert, J., and Schnell, N.K.  2019.  Unexpected diversity of median caudal cartilages in teleosts.  Zoological Journal of Linnean Society 20:1-34.
  17. Navia, A.F. and Mejía-Falla, P., 2019. Checklist of marine elasmobranchs of Colombia. Universitas Scientiarum 24(1):241-276.
  18. Orlova, S.Y., Schepetov, D.M., Mugue, N.S., Smirnova, M.A., Senou, H., Baitaliuk, A.A., and Orlov, A.M.  2019.  Evolutionary history told by mitochondrial markers of large teleost deep-sea predators of the family Anoplopomatidae Jordan & Gilbert 1883, endemic to the North Pacific.  Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. 1-9.
  19. Pastana, M.N.D.L. 2019. Phylogeny of Stromateiformes (Teleostei; Percomorphacea) based on phenotypic data (Doctoral dissertation, Universidade de São Paulo).
  20. Piñeros, V.J., Beltrán-López, R.G., Baldwin, C.C., Barraza, E., Espinoza, E., Martínez, J.E. and Domínguez-Domínguez, O. 2019. Diversification of the genus Apogon (Lacepède, 1801)(Apogonidae: Perciformes) in the tropical eastern Pacific. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution, 132: 232-242.
  21. Prokofiev, A.M., and Klepadlo, C. 2019.  Two new species of Photonectes with blue luminous tissue on body, and a re-examination of P. mirabilis (Teleostei: Stomiidae).  Zootaxa 4590(20):270-282.
  22. Romero-Berny EI, López-Vila JM. 2019. First record of Ethadophis byrnei (Actinopterygii: Anguiliformes: Ophichthidae) in continental waters of the Gulf of Tehuantepec, Mexico: the southernmost ocurrence in the Eastern Pacific. Acta Ichthyologica et Piscatoria 49(3).
  23. Rutledge, K.M. 2019. A new guitarfish of the genus Pseudobatos (Batoidea: Rhinobatidae) with key to the guitarfishes of the Gulf of California. Copeia 107(3):451-___
  24. Sandoval, J.A., Jadhav, S., Quan, H., Deheyn, D.D. and Tolley, M.T., 2019. Reversible adhesion to rough surfaces both in and out of water, inspired by the clingfish suction disc. Bioinspiration & biomimetics14(6): 066016.
  25. Sparks, J.S., and Chakrabarty, P. 2019. Description of a new species of ponykfish (Teleostei: Leiognathidae: Equulitini: Photolateralis) from the Gulf of Oman.  American Museum Novitates (3929):1-14.
  26. Valdesalici, S., Brahimi, A. and Freyhof, J. 2019. First record of Aphanius almiriensis from Italy and notes on the distribution of Aphanius fasciatus (Teleostei: Aphaniidae). Journal of Applied Ichthyology 35(2):541-550.
  27. Victor, B.C. 2019. Enneanectes flavus, a new endemic species of triplefin blenny from the southeastern Caribbean (Teleostei: Tripterygiidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation32:1-16.
  28. Victor, B.C. and Kumar, A.B. 2019. Pteropsaron indicum, a new species of signalfish (Teleostei: Trichonotidae: Hemerocoetinae) with a micro-CT analysis of osteology. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 33:70-78.


  1. Aguilar-Medrano, R., and Arias-Gonzalez, J.E.  2018.  Functional reef fish groups of the Mexican Caribbean: implications of habitat complexity.  [Grupos funcitonales de peces de arrecife del Caribe mexicano: implicaciones de la complejidad del habitat.]  Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad 89:118-1153.
  2. Ahern, L.A.M., Gómez-Gutiérrez, J., Aburto-Oropeza, O., Saldierna-Martínez, R.J., Johnson, A.F., Harada, A.E., Erisman, B., Castro-Arvizú, D.I., Sánchez-Uvera, A.R. and Burton, R.S. 2018. Using molecular identification of ichthyoplankton to monitor spawning activity in a subtropical no-take marine reserve. Mar. Ecol. Prog. Ser.592:159-179.
  3. Arratia, G. 2018. Otomorphs (= otocephalans or ostarioclupeomorphs) revisited. Neotropical Ichthyology16(3):p.e180079.
  4. Bemis, K.E., Collette, B.B., Parin, N.V. and Shakhovskoy, I.B. 2018. Family Scomberesocidae. Sauries. In Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, Sauries, Halfbeaks, and Flyingfishes (pp. 79-88). Yale University Press.
  5. Buser, T.J., Sidlauskas, B.L., and Summers, A.P.  2018.  2D or not 2D?  Testing the utility of 2D vs. 3D landmark data in geometric morphometris of the sculpin subfamily Oligocottinae (Pisces; Cottoiea).  Th Anatomical Record 301:806-818.
  6. Christianson, C., Goldberg, N.N., Deheyn, D.D., Cai, S. and Tolley, M.T. 2018. Translucent soft robots driven by frameless fluid electrode dielectric elastomer actuators. Science Robotics3(17).
  7. Cruz-Acevedo, E., Tolimieri, N., and Aguirre-Villasenor, H.  2018.  Deep-sea fish assemblages (300-2100 m) in the eastern Pacific off northern Mexico.   Marine Ecology Progress Series 592:226-242.
  8. de Figueiredo Petean, F., de Carvalho, M.R.  2018.  Comparative morphology and systematics of the cookiecutter sharks, geus Isistius Gill (1864) (Chondrichthyes: Squaliformes: Dalatiidae).  PLoS ONE 13(8):1-98  [ pone.0201913]
  9. Duke, E.M. 2018. Large Inter-Annual Variability of Spawning in San Diego's Marine Protected Areas Captured By Molecular Identification of Fish Eggs. (Masters Thesis, University of California, San Diego).
  10. Duke, E.M., Harada, A.E. and Burton, R.S. 2018. Large interannual variation in spawning in San Diego marine protected areas captured by molecular identification of fish eggs. Marine Ecology Progress Series604:199-210.
  11. Feeney, R.F. and Lea, R.N. 2018. California Records of the Oarfish, Regalecus russelii (Cuvier, 1816)(Actinopterygii: Regalecidae). Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences117(3):169-179.
  12. Frable, B., Tucker, S.J., Walker Jr., H.J. 2018. A new species of grouper, Epinephelus craigi (Perciformes: Epinephelidae), from the South China Sea. Ichthyological Research []
  13. Frable, B., Seid, C., Rouse, G.W., and Hastings, P.A.  2018.  Integration and curation of at-risk collections into the Scripps Institution of Oceanography collections.  Biodiversity Information Science and Standards 2: e36259 [httpt://]
  14. Fricke, R., Golani, D., Appelbaum-Golani, B. and Zajonz, U. 2018. Scorpaena decemradiata new species (Teleostei: Scorpaenidae) from the Gulf of Aqaba, northern Red Sea, a species distinct from Scorpaena porcusScientia Marina82(3):169-184.
  15. Fricke, R., Mahafina, J., Behivoke, F., Jaonalison, H., Léopold, M. and Ponton, D. 2018. Annotated checklist of the fishes of Madagascar, southwestern Indian Ocean, with 158 new records. FishTaxa3(1).
  16. Gallo, N. D. 2018. Influence of ocean deoxygenation on demersal fish communities: Lessons from upwelling margins and oxygen minimum zones. (Doctoral Dissertation, University of California San Diego)
  17. Galvan-Villa, C.M., and Hastings, P.A.  2018.  Mating behavior and rapid concealing of nuptial coloration in males of the Fishgod Blenny Malacoctenus ebisui (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).  Enviornmental Biology of Fishes 101:7335-739.
  18. Grande, T.C., Borden, W.C., Wilson, M.V. and Scarpitta, L. 2018. Phylogenetic relationships among fishes in the order Zeiformes based on molecular and morphological data. Copeia106(1):20-48.
  19. Hongjamrassilp, W., Summers, A.P., and Hastings, P.A.  2018.  Heterochrony in fringeheads (Neoclinus) and amplification of an extraordinary aggressive display in the Sarcastic Fringehead (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).  Journal of Morphology: doi:10.1002/jmor.20798
  20. Jawad, L.A., Fricke, R. and Näslund, J. 2018. Comparative osteology of the family Tripterygiidae (Teleostei: Blenniiformes). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom98(6):1487-1511.
  21. Jew, M., Ebert, D.A., Kemper, J.M., Walovich, K., and Quaranta, K.L.  2018.  Resdescription of the bigeye chimaera, Hydrolagus macrophthalmus de Buen, 1959 (Chondrichthyes: Chimaeriformes), with a genetic characterization of the species.  Marine Biology  doi.org10.1007/s12526-018-0911-8
  22. Liu, S.Y.V., Joung, S.J., Yu, C., Hsu, H., Tsai, W., Liu, K.M.  2018.  Genetic diversity and connectivity of the megamouth shark (Megachasma pelagios). PeerJ 6:e4432
  23. Love, M.S., Bushing, W.B. and Power, W. 2018. The Panamic Fanged Blenny, Ophioblennius steindachneri Jordan & Evermann, 1898, New to California Marine Waters with a Key to the California Species of Blenniidae. Bulletin, Southern California Academy of Sciences117(3):184-188.
  24. Ludt, W.B. 2018. Determining the Drivers of Anti-Tropical Distributions Across the Fish Tree of Life. (Doctoral Dissertation, Lousiana State University).
  25. Martin, R.P., Olson, E.E., Girard, M.G., Smith, W.L. and Davis, M.P. 2018. Light in the darkness: New perspective on lanternfish relationships and classification using genomic and morphological data. Molecular phylogenetics and evolution121:71-85.
  26. Muto, N., Kai, Y., and Nakabo, T.  2018.  Taxonomic review of the Sebastes vulpes complex (Scorpaenoidei: Sebastidae).  Ichthyological Research
  27. Orlov, A.M., Grigorov, I.V., and Lazareva, N.I. 2018. Comparative morphological analysis of antimora (Antimora spp., Moridae, Gadiformes) using ichthyological collections. Zool. Issled.,  20:98–111.
  28. Poulsen, J.Y., Miller, M.J., Sado, T., Hanel, R., Tsukamoto, K. and Miya, M. 2018. Resolving deep-sea pelagic saccopharyngiform eel mysteries: Identification of Neocyema and Monognathidae leptocephali and establishment of a new fish family" Neocyematidae" based on larvae, adults and mitogenomic gene orders. PloS one13(7):e0199982.
  29. Quan, H., Yang, W., Schaible, E., Ritchie, R.O. and Meyers, M.A. 2018. Novel defense mechanisms in the armor of the scales of the “living fossil” coelacanth fish. Advanced Functional Materials28(46):p.1804237.
  30. Sandoval, J.A. 2018. Getting a grip underwater: The suction disc of the northern clingfish inspires a reversible underwater adhesion mechanism. (Masters Thesis, University of California, San Diego).
  31. Shakhovskoy, I.B. 2018. Specific features of distribution in the World Ocean of some flying fishes of the genera Exocoetus, Hirundichthys and Cypselurus (Exocoetidae). FishTaxa3(4):40-80.
  32. Smith, W.L., Buck, C.A., Ornay, G.S., Davis, M.P., Martin, R.P., Gibson, S.Z., znd Girard, M.G.  2018.  Improving vertebrate skeleton images:  fluorescence and the non-permanent mounting of cleared-and-stained specimens.  Copeia 106(3):427-435.
  33. Smith, W.L., Everman, E., and Richardson, C.  2018.  Phylogeny and taxonomy of flatheads, scorpionfishes, sea robins, and stonefishes (Percomorpha: Scorpaeniformes) and the evolution of the lachrymal saber.  Copeia 106(1):94-119.
  34. Smith-Vaniz, W.F., Tornabene, L. and Macieira, R.M. 2018. Review of Brazilian jawfishes of the genus Opistognathus with descriptions of two new species (Teleostei, Opistognathidae). ZooKeys, 794:95-133.
  35. Tea, Y.K., Frable, B.W., and Gill, A.C.  2018.  Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Philippines and Indonesia (Teleostei: Labridae).  Zootaxa 4418(6):577-587.
  36. Underkoffler, K.E., Luers, M.A., Hyde, J.R., and Craig, M.T.  2018.  A taxonomic review of Lampris guttatus (Brünnich 1788) (Lampridiformes; Lampridae) with descriptions of three new species.  Zootaxa 4413(3):551-565.



  1. 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 
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Cruz-Acevedo, E., Salas-Singh, C., and Aguierre-Villasenor, H.  2017.  Distribution of Dibranchus species (Pisces: Ogcocephalidae) from the Eastern Central Pacific and their relationship with environmental factors.  Marine Biodiversity
  6. 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.
  7. Galland, G.R., Erismam, B., Aburto-Oropeza, O., and, Hastings, P.A.  2017.  Contribution of cryptobenthic ishes to estimating community dynamics of sub-tropical reefs.  Marine Ecology Progress Series 584:175-184.
  8. Gerringer, M.E., Linley, T.D., Jamieson, A.J., Goetze, E., and Drazen, J.C.  2017.  Pseudoliparis swirei sp. nov.: A newly-discovered hadal snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Mariana Trench.  Zootaxa 4358(1):161-177.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. Honeybone, J., and Brownlow, M.  2017.  Blue Planet II. A New World of Hidden Depths.  London, UK:  Penguin Random House.
  12. Hongjamrassilp, W., Summers, A.P., and Hastings, P.A.  2017.  Heterochrony in fringeheads (Neoclinus) and amplification of an extraordinary aggressive display in the Sarcastic Fringehead (Teleostei: Blenniiformes).  Journal of Morphology 279:26-635.
  13. 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.
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  16. Melo, M.R.S.  2017.  A review of the genus Dysalotus (Percomorphacea): Chiasmodontidae), with the description of Dysalotus pouliulii sp. Nov.  Journal of Fish Biology 90(2):786-802.
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  22. 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.
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  4. 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.
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  6. 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.
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  12. Love, M.S., Bushing, W.W., and Power, W.  2016.  The whitetail damselfish (family Pomacentridae), Stegastes leucorus (Gilbert, 1892), new to Callifornia marine waters with a key to the California species of Pomacentridae.  Bulletin of the Southern California Academy of Sciences 115(2):136-139.
  13. 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.
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  18. 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.
  19. 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.
  20. Orr, J.W.  2016.  Two new species of snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska.  Copeia 2016(4):890-896.
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  22. Rubio-Rodriguez, U., Gonzalez-Acosta, A.F., and Villalobos, H.  2016.  Comparative anatomy of the caudal skeleton of lantern fishes of the genus Triphoturus Fraser-Brunner, 1949 (Teleostei: Myctophidae).  Revista de Biologia Marina y Oceanografia 51(3):713-718.
  23. Sanciangco, M.D., Carpenter, K.E., and Bentancur-R., R.  2016.  Phylogenetic placement of enigmatic percomorph families (Teleostei: Percomorphaceae).  Molecular Phylogenetics ad Evolution.  94(B):565-576.
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  26. Torres-Hernandez, E., Palacios-Morales, G., Romero-Gallardo, S., Salazar-Araujo, P., Garcia-Meraz, A., Mdrigal-Guridi, X., Del Moral-Flores, L.F., and Dominguez-Dominguez, O.  2016.  Annotated checklist of the coastal ichthyofauna from Michoacan State, Mexico.  Zookeys 606:99-126.
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  2. 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.
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  7. 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.
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  11. 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.
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  1. Aguilar-Medrano, R.  2013.  Body shape evolution of Chromis and Azurina species (Perciformes, Pomacentridae) of the eastern Pacific.  Animal Biology 63:217-232.
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