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Carl Hansen
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bar Les Knapp
    Les Knapp
    Marine Scientist Emeritus

  • Phone: (301)238-1179
  • Fax: (301)238-1834
  • E-mail: knappl[at]

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    Museum Support Center
    MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746


Ph.D. l964, Cornell University
M.A. l958, University of Missouri
B.S. l952, Cornell University

Research Interests

My current research efforts involve describing new species of flatheads from the Western Indian Ocean.

Recent Publications

Knapp, Leslie W. and Heemstra, Phillip C. 2011. Sorsogona humerosa, a new flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the western Indian Ocean. Smithiana Bulletin, 2011: 75-78.

Imamura, Hisashi and Knapp, Leslie W. 2009. A new species of the flathead genus Onigocia (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) collected from the Coral and Tasman Seas. Zootaxa, 2008: 23-28.

Imamura, Hisashi and Knapp, Leslie W. 2009. Platycephalus orbitalis, a new species of flathead (Teleostei: Platycephalidae) collected from western Australia. Zootaxa, 2271: 57-63.

Knapp, Leslie W., Hisashi Imamura, and Mitsuhiro Sakashita. 2000. Onigocia bimaculata, a new species of flathead fish (Scorpaeniformes: Platycephalidae) from the Indo-Pacific. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology, Grahamstown. Special Publication No. 64: 10 pp., 7 figs.

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