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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Carl Hansen
© Smithsonian Institution
bar Tom Munroe
    Thomas Munroe
    Systematic Zoologist, NMFS

  • Phone: (202)633-1293
  • Fax:(202)633-0182
  • E-mail: munroet[at]

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

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

Related Links

NOAA Fisheries - National Systematics Laboratory

Research Interests

Flatfishes of the world, herrings, sardines, and their close relatives.

Recent Publications

Li, Dong-He, Shi, Wei, Munroe, Thomas A., Gong, Li and Kong, Xiao-Yu 2015. Concerted Evolution of Duplicate Control Regions in the Mitochondria of Species of the Flatfish Family Bothidae (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). PloS One, 10(8): 1-13. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0134580

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.

Lee, M. Y., Munroe, T. A. and Shao, K. T. 2014. Description of a new cryptic, shallow-water tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) from the western North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 85(3): 563-585. doi:10.1111/jfb.12440

Betancur-R., Ricardo, Li, Chenhong, Munroe, Thomas A., Ballesteros, Jesus A. and Orti, Guillermo 2013. Addressing Gene Tree Discordance and Non-Stationarity to resolve a Multi-Locus Phylogeny of the Flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Systematic Biology, 62(5): 763-785. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt039

Duplain, René R., Chapleau, François and Munroe, Thomas A. 2012. A new species of Trinectes (Pleuronectiformes: achiridae) from the Upper Río San Juan and Río Condoto, Colombia. Copeia, 2012(3): 541-546. doi:10.1643/CI-11-155

Munroe, Thomas A., Tyler, Jennifer and Tunnicliffe, Verena 2011. Description and biological observations on a new species of deepwater symphurine tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) collected at Volcano-19, Tonga Arc, West Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 3061: 53-66.

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