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    Bruce B. Collette
    Senior Systematic Zoologist, NMFS

  • Phone: (202)633-1287
  • Fax: (202)633-0182
  • E-mail: collettb[at]si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    NMFS Systematics Laboratory
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 153
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    NMFS Systematics Laboratory
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0153
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Education

Ph.D. 1960, Cornell University
B.S. 1956, Cornell University

Recent Publications

Fernandes, Paul G., Ralph, Gina M., Nieto, Ana, García Criado, Mariana, Vasilakopoulos, Paraskevas, Maravelias, Christos D., Cook, Robin M., Pollom, Riley A., Kovacic, Marcelo, Pollard, David, Farrell, Edward D., Florin, Ann-Britt, Polidoro, Beth A., Lawson, Julia M., Lorance, Pascal, Uiblein, Franz, Craig, Matthew, Allen, David J., Fowler, Sarah L., Walls, Rachel H. L., Comeros-Raynal, Mia, Harvey, Michael S., Dureuil, Manuel, Biscoito, Manuel, Pollock, Caroline, et al 2017. Coherent assessments of Europe's marine fishes show regional divergence and megafauna loss. Nature Ecology & Evolution, 1 doi:10.1038/s41559-017-0170

Madigan, Daniel J., Boustany, Andre and Collette, Bruce B. 2017. East not least for Pacific bluefin tuna. Science, 357(6349): 356-357. doi:10.1126/science.aan3710

Linardich, C., Ralph, G., Carpenter, K., Cox, N., Robertson, D. R., Harwell, H., Anderson, W., Jr., Acero, A., Barthelat, F., Bouchereau, J. -L, Brown, J. J., Buchanan, J., Buddo, D., Collette, Bruce B., Comeros-Raynal, M., et al 2017. The Conservation Status of Marine Bony Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. (; ) 75 pages.

Polidoro, Beth A., Ralph, Gina M., Strongin, Kyle, Harvey, Michael, Carpenter, Kent E., Arnold, Rachel, Buchanan, Jack R., Camara, Khairdine Mohamed Abdallahi, Collette, Bruce B., Comeros-Raynal, Mia, De Bruyne, Godefroy, Gon, Ofer, Harold, Antony S., Harwell, Heather, Hulley, Percival A., Iwamoto, Tomio, Knudsen, Steen W., Lewembe, Jean de Dieu, Linardich, Christi, Lindeman, Kenyon C., Monteiro, Vanda, Munroe, Thomas, Nunoo, Francis K. E., Pollock, Caroline M., Poss, Stuart, et al 2017. The status of marine biodiversity in the Eastern Central Atlantic (West and Central Africa): Marine Species Extinction Risk in West Africa. Aquatic Conservation: Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems, 27(5): 1021-1034. doi:10.1002/aqc.2744

Collette, Bruce B. 2017. Bluefin tuna science remains vague. Science, : 879-880. doi:10.1126/science.aar3928

Polidoro, Beth, Ralph, Gina M., Strongin, Kyle, Harvey, Michael, Carpenter, Kent E., Ayo, Titus Adeofe, Arnold, Rachel, Bannerman, Paul, Nguema, Bibang Bi, Buchanan, Jack R., Mohamed, Khairdine, Camara, Abdallahi, Hawa, Youssouf Camara, Cissoko, Kadiatou, Collette, Bruce B., et al 2016. Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic : International Union for the Conservation of Nature. (; ) 81 pages.

Olney, J. E. and Collette, Bruce B. 2016. Lampridae, opahs. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,(FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes) pp.1929-1930.

Collette, Bruce B. and Greenfield, D. W. 2016. Batrachoididae, toadfishes. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,(FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes) pp.2036-2043.

Collette, Bruce B. 2016. Scomberesocidae, sauries. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,(FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes) pp.2127-2130.

Collette, Bruce B. 2016. Belonidae, needlefishes. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,(FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes) pp.2118-2126.

Collette, Bruce B. 2016. Hemiramphidae, halfbeaks. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta, The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes). Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations,(FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes) pp.2156-2162.

Gilman, E., Allain, V., Collette, Bruce B., Hampton, J. and Lehodey, P. 2016. Effects of Ocean Warming on Pelagic Tunas, a Review. In: Laffole, D. and Baxter, J., Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, Scale, Effects and Consequences. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature, pp.254-270.

Miloslavich, Patricia, Webb, Tom, Snelgrove, Paul, Berghe, Edward Vanden, Kaschner, Kristin, Halpin, Patrick N., Reeves, Randall R., Lascelles, Ben, Tarzia, Marguerite, Wallace, Bryan P., Dulvy, Nicholas, Simpfendorfer, Colin A., Schillinger, George, Boustany, Andre, Collette, Bruce B., Graves, John E., Obura, David, Edwards, Martin, Clark, Malcolm, Stocks, Karen, Morato, Telmo, Tunnicliffe, Verena, Hopcroft, Russell, Archambault, Philippe, Pepin, Pierre, et al 2016. Extent of Assessment of Marine Biological Diversity. In: First Global Marine Assessment (World Ocean Assessment). United Nations, pp.1-58.

Restrepo, Victor, Juan-Jordá, Maria José, Collette, Bruce B., Frédou, Flávia Lucena and Rosenberg, Andrew 2016. Tunas and Billfishes. In: First Global Marine Assessment (World Ocean Assessment). United Nations, pp.

Nieto, Ana, Ralph, Gina M., Comeros-Raynal, Mia, Kemp, James, García Criado, Mariana, Allen, David J., Dulvy, Nicholas K., Walls, Rachel H. L., Russell, Barry, Pollard, David, García, Silvia, Craig, Matthew, Collette, Bruce B., Pollom, Riley, Biscoito, Manuel, et al 2015. European Red List of Marine Fishes European Union. 81 pages.

Rocha, L. A., Aleixo, A., Allen, G., Almeda, F., Baldwin, Carole C., Barclay, M. V. L., Bates, J. M., Bauer, A. M., Benzoni, F., Berns, C. M., Berumen, M. L., Blackburn, D. C., Blum, S., Bolanos, F., Bowie, R. C. K., Britz, R., Brown, R. M., Cadena, C. D., Carpenter, K., Ceriaco, L. M., Chakrabarty, P., Chaves, G., Choat, J. H., Clements, K. D., Collette, Bruce B., et al 2014. Specimen collection: An essential tool. Science, 344(6186): 814-815. doi:10.1126/science.344.6186.814

Carnevale, Giorgio and Collette, Bruce B. 2014. Zappaichthys harzhauseri, gen. et sp. nov., a new Miocene toadfish (Teleostei, Batrachoidiformes) from the Paratethys (St. Margarethen in Burgenland, Austria), with comments on the fossil record of batrachoidiform fishes. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology, 34(5): 1005-1017. doi:10.1080/02724634.2014.854801

Collette, Bruce B., Fox, W., Juan Jorda, M., Nelson, R., Pollard, D., Suzuki, N. and Teo, S.. Thunnus orientalis. (http://www.iucnredlist.org/details/170341/0#top): 2014.

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