Listed below are publications on collection specimens from the most recent five years.
(List updated as of 03/23/2018)


Bemis, K.E., B. Marcy-Quay, J.K. Galbraith, M.J. Wuenschel, P.J. Sullivan, and W.E. Bemis. 2018. Deep-water dragonets (Teleostei: Callionymidae: Foetorepus) of the Mid Atlantic Bight: A little-known genus from the edge of the Continental Shelf. Copeia 106(1): 188-198.

Tomiyama, S., M. Takami, and A. Fukui. 2018. A new deepwater assfish, Bassozetus nielseni sp. nov. (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae), from the North Atlantic and West Indian oceans. Ichthyological Research

Warth. P., E.J. Hilton, B. Naumann, L. Olsson, and P. Konstantinidis. 2018. Development of the muscles associated with the mandibular and hyoid arches in the Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii (Acipenseriformes: Acipenseridae). Journal of Morphology 279(2):163-175.


Conway, K.W., D. Kim, L. Rüber, H.S. Espinosa Pérez, and P.A. Hastings. 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.

Deary, A.L., and E.J. Hilton. 2017. Influence of cladogenesis on feeding structures in drums (Teleostei: Sciaenidae). Zoology 120: 53-61.

Grande, L. 2017. Curators: Behind the Scenes of Natural History Museums. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL.

Loose, E.L., E.J. Hilton, and J.E. Graves. 2017. Comparative morphology of the scales of roundscale spearfish Tetrapturus georgii and white marlin Kajikia albida. Journal of Fish Biology 90(4): 1548-1569.

Naumann, B., P. Warth, L. Olsson, and P. Konstantinidis. 2017. The development of the cucullaris muscle and the branchial musculature in the Longnose Gar, (Lepisosteus osseus, Lepisosteiformes, Actinopterygii) and its implications for the evolution and development of the head/trunk interface in vertebrates. Evolution and Development 2017: 1-14.

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

Sabaj, M.H., and M. Arce Hernández. 2017. Taxonomic assessment of the Hard-Nosed Thornycats (Siluriformes: Doradidae: Trachydoras Eigenmann 1925) with description of Trachydoras gepharti, n. sp. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 166(1):1-53.

Schnell, N.K., and G.D. Johnson. 2017. Evolution of a functional head joint in deep-sea fishes (Stomiidae). PLoS ONE 12(2): e0170224.

Tomiyama, S., M. Takami, and A. Fukui. 2017. A new deepwater assfish, Bassozetus mozambiquensis sp. nov. (Ophidiiformes: Ophidiidae), from the western Indian Ocean. Ichthyological Research 64: 13-17

Uiblein, F., D.C. Gledhill, and T. Peristiwady. 2017. Two new goatfishes of the genus Upeneus (Mullidae) from Australia and Indonesia. Zootaxa 4318(2): 295-311.

Warth, P., E.J. Hilton, B. Naumann, L. Olsson, and P. Konstantinidis. 2017. Development of the skull and pectoral girdle in Siberian sturgeon, Acipenser baerii, and Russian sturgeon, Acipenser gueldenstaedtii (Acipenseriformes: Acipenseridae). Journal of Morphology 278: 418-442.


Argyriou, T., M. Clauss, E.E. Maxwell, H. Furrer, and M.R. Sánchez-Villagra. 2016. Exceptional preservation reveals gastrointestinal anatomy and evolution in early actinopterygian fishes. Scientific Reports. 6: 18758.

Clardy, T.R., and E.J. Hilton. 2016. Osteology of the prickleback genus Xiphister (Cottiformes, Zoarcoidei: Stichaeidae). Acta Zoologica 97: 211-231.

Deary, A.L., and E.J. Hilton. 2016. Comparative ontogeny of the feeding apparatus of drums (Perciformes: Sciaenidae) from the Chesapeake Bay. Journal of Morphology 277: 183-195.

Konstantinidis, P., and G.D. Johnson. 2016. Osteology of the telescopefishes of the genus Gigantura (Brauer, 1901), Teleostei: Aulopiformes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 179(2): 338-353.

Konstantinidis, P., E.J. Hilton, and A.C. Matarese. 2016. New records of larval stages of the eel cod genus Muraenolepis Günther 1880 (Gadiformes: Muraenolepididae) from the western Antarctic Peninsula. Journal of Fish Biology 89(2): 1494-1500. 

Schnell, N.K., P. Konstantinidis, and G.D. Johnson. 2016. High-proof ethanol fixation of lrval and juvenile fishes for clearing and double staining. Copeia 104(3): 617-622.

Sweetser, P.W., and E.J. Hilton. 2016. Osteology of the crescent gunnel Pholis laeta and the phylogeny of the family Pholidae (Cottiformes, Zoarcoidei). Journal of Fish Biology 89: 1666-1691.


Clardy, T.R., E.J. Hilton, and W.K. Vogelbein. 2015. Morphology and ontogeny of multiple lateral line canals in the prickleback genus Xiphister (Cottiformes: Zoarcoidei: Stichaeidae). Journal of Morphology 276: 1218-1229.

Conway, K.W., N.G. Bertrand, Z. Browning, T.W. Lancon, and F.J. Clubb, 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.

Dillman, C.B., and E.J. Hilton. 2015. Anatomy and development of the pectoral girdle, fin, and fin spine of sturgeons (Actinopterygii: Acipenseridae). Journal of Morphology 276: 241-260.

Hilton, E.J., C.B. Dillman, T. Zhang, L. Zhang, and P. Zhuang. 2015. The skull of the Chinese sturgeon, Acipenser sinensis (Acipenseridae). Acta Zoologica. 97: 419-432.

Hilton, E.J., N.K. Schnell, and P. Konstantinidis. 2015. When tradition meets technology: systematic morphology of fishes in the early 21st century. Copeia 103: 858-873.

Ho, H., and M. McGrouther. 2015. A new anglerfish from eastern Australia and New Caledonia (Lophiiformes: Chaunacidae: Chaunacops), with new data and submersible observation of Chaunacops melanostomus. Journal of Fish Biology. 86(3): 940-951.

Konstantinidis, P., P. Warth, B. Naumann, L. Olsson, B.D. Metscher, and E.J. Hilton. 2015. Development of the musculature associated with the mandibular and hyoid arches in the longnose gar, Lepisosteus osseus (Ginglymodi, Lepisosteiformes). Copeia 103: 920-932.

Musick, J.A., and C.F. Cotton. 2015. Bathymetric limits of chondrichthyans in the deep sea: A re-evaluation. Deep Sea Research II 115:73-80.

Orr, J.W., S. Wildes, Y. Kai, N. Raring, T. Nakabo, O. Katugin, and J. Guyon. 2015. Systematics of North Pacific sand lances of the genus Ammodytes based on molecular and morphological evidence, with the description of a new species from Japan. Fishery Bulletin. 113(2): 129-156.

Schnell, N.K., and E.J. Hilton. 2015. Ontogeny and osteology of the wrymouths, Cryptacanthodidae (Zoarcoidei), with discussion of their systematic position. Journal of Morphology 276: 185-208.

Springer, V.G., and G.D. Johnson. 2015. The gill-arch musculature of Protanguilla, the morphologically most primitive eel (Teleostei: Anguilliformes), compared with that of other putatively primitive extant eels and other Elopomorphs. Copeia. 103(3): 595-620.


Baldwin, C.C., and G.D. Johnson. 2014. Connectivity across the Caribbean Sea: DNA barcoding and morphology unite an enigmatic fish larva from the Florida Straits with a new species of Sea Bass from deep reefs off Curacao. PLoS ONE 9(5): e97661.

Conway, K.W., C.C. Baldwin, and M.D. White. 2014. Cryptic diversity and venom glands in Western Atlantic clingfishes of the genus Acyrtus (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae). PLoS ONE 9(5): e97664.

Hilton, E.J., P. Konstantinidis, N.K. Schnell, and C.B. Dillman. 2014. Identity of a unique cartilage in the buccal cavity of gars (Neopterygii: Lepisosteiformes: Lepisosteidae). Copeia 2014(1): 50-55.

Kim, D., and K.W. Conway. 2014. Phylogeography of Rhinichthys cataractae (Teleostei: Cyprinidae): Pre-glacial colonization across the Continental Divide and Pleistocene diversification within the Rio Grande drainage.Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 111: 317-333.

Lusk, S.C., B.E. Watkins, A. Rhea, C.B. Dillman, and E.J. Hilton. 2014. Occurrence of juvenile Southern flounder (Paralichthys lethostigma), in the Chesapeake Bay. Southeastern Naturalist 13(3): 515-522.

Moura, T., E. Jones, M.W. Clarke, C.F. Cotton, P. Crozier, R.K. Daley, G. Diez, H. Dobby, J.E. Dyb, I. Fossen, S.B. Irvine, K. Jakobsdottir, L.J. López-Abellán, P. Lorance, P. Pascual-Alayón, R.B. Severinon, and I. Figueiredo. 2014. Largescale distribution of three deep-water squaloid sharks: Integrating data on sex, maturity and environment. Fisheries Research 157:47-61.

Veríssimo, A., C. Cotton, G. Burgess, R. Buch, and J. Guallart. 2014. Species diversity of the deep-water gulper sharks (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae: Centrophorus) in North Atlantic waters – current status and taxonomic issues. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society 172(4): 803-830.


Hilton, E.J., and D. Stevenson. 2013. Osteology of the Prowfish, Zaprora silenus (Cottiformes: Zoarcoidei: Zaproridae). Journal of Morphology 274(10): 1143-1163.

Orlov, A.M., and C.F. Cotton. 2013. New data on the rare deepwater North Atlantic skate Bathyraja pallida (Forster, 1967) (Arhynchobatidae, Rajiformes). Journal of Ichthyology 53(7):465-477.

White, W.T., D.A. Ebert, G.J. Naylor, H.C. Ho, P. Clerkin, A. Veríssimo, and C. Cotton. 2013. Revision of the genus Centrophorus (Squaliformes: Centrophoridae): Part 1 – Redescription of Centrophorus granulosus (Bloch & Schneider), a senior synonym of C. acus Garman and C. niaukang Teng. Zootaxa 3752(1): 035-072.