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    Thomas Munroe
    Systematic Zoologist, NMFS

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

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    NMFS Systematics Laboratory
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    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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NOAA Fisheries - National Systematics Laboratory

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

Lee, Mao-Ying, Munroe, Thomas A. and Kai, Yoshiaki 2017. Description of a new cryptic species of tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus. Ichthyological Research, 64(1): 71-83. doi:10.1007/s10228-016-0541-8

Munroe, Thomas A. 2017. Rediscovery of the holotype of the Tongue Sole, Cynoglossus dollfusi (Chabanaud, 1931): Its impact on Red Sea records for C. sealarki Regan, 1908, C. lingua Hamilton, 1822, and C. zanzibarensis Norman, 1939, and on the taxonomic status of C. cleopatridis Chabanaud, 1949 (Pisces: Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 130(1): 5-33. doi:10.2988/0006-324X-130.1.5

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.

Buchanan, J. R., Carpenter, K. E., Greenfield, D. W., Harvey, M. S., Harwell, H. D., Larson, H. K., Lawrence, A., Linardich, C., Matsuura, K., Motomura, H., Munroe, Thomas A., Meyers, R. F., Pippard, H.,Ralph, G.M., Russell, B. C., Smith-Vaniz, W. F., Thaman, R. R., Vie, J. C. and Williams, J. T. 2017. The conservation status of marine biodiversity in the Pacific Islands of Oceania : International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN). (; ) 59 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

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

Nizinski, Martha S. and Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Engraulidae, anchovies. In: Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, N., 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.1715-1718.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Pristigasteridae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.1719-1721.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Clupeidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.1722-1739.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Psettodidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2946-2951.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Citharidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2952-2955.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Pleuronectidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2956-2959.

Munroe, Thomas A. and Chanet, B. 2016. Family Scophthalmidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2960-2972.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Bothidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2973-2993.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Paralichthyidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.2994-3000.

Desoutter-Meninger, M. and Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Soleidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.3001-3029.

Munroe, Thomas A. 2016. Family Cynoglossidae. In: Carpenter, K. E. and de Angelis, N., The Living Marine Resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Rome: FAO, pp.3030-3047.

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.

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

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.

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

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