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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

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Carl Hansen
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    Thomas Munroe
    Systematic Zoologist, NMFS

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

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

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

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

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.

Munroe, Thomas A. and Kong, Xiao-Yu 2016. Resolving uncertainties regarding the nomenclature and status of the Tongue Soles, Paraplagusia dollfusi Chabanaud, 1931 and “Cynoglossus (Trulla) dollfusi (Chabanaud, 1937)” (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 129(1): 10-23. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-129.Q1.10

Wang, Zhong-ming, Munroe, Thomas A. and Kong, Xiao-yu 2016. A new species of tongue sole (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Cynoglossus) from coastal waters of the South China Sea. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 129: 129-143. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-129.Q2.129

Lee, Mao-Ying, Munroe, Thomas A. and Kai, Yoshiaki 2016. Description of a new cryptic species of tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus. Ichthyological Research, doi:10.1007/s10228-016-0541-8

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.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Chapter 2. Systematic diversity of the Pleuronectiformes. In: Gibson, R. N., Nash, R. M., Geffen, A. J. and Van der Veer, H. W., Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation 2nd Edition. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.13-51.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Chapter 3. Distributions and biogeography. In: Gibson, R. N., Nash, R. M., Geffen, A. J. and Van der Veer, H. W., Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation 2nd Edition. Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.52-82.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Chapter 13. Tropical flatfish fisheries. In: Gibson, R. N., Nash, R. M., Geffen, A. J. and Van der Veer, H. W., Flatfishes: Biology and Exploitation 2nd Edition. Chichester, UK ER: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp.419-460.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Family Bothidae. In: Roberts, Clive D., Stewart, A. L. and Struthers, C. D., The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Te Papa Press, pp.1673-1681.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Family Achiropsettidae. In: Roberts, Clive D., Stewart, A. L. and Struthers, C. D., The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Te Papa Press, pp.1682-1686.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Family Rhombosoleidae. In: Roberts, Clive D., Stewart, A. L. and Struthers, C. D., The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Te Papa Press, pp.1687-1702.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Family Soleidae. In: Roberts, Clive D., Stewart, A. L. and Struthers, C. D., The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Te Papa Press, pp.1703-1704.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2015. Family Cynoglossidae. In: Roberts, Clive D., Stewart, A. L. and Struthers, C. D., The Fishes of New Zealand. Wellington, NZ: Te Papa Press, pp.1705-1709.

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

Lee, M. Y., Munroe, Thomas 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

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