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Division of Fishes

Carl Hansen
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bar Ai Nonaka
    Ai Nonaka
    Research Assistant/Contractor

  • Phone:(202)633-1233
  • Fax: (202)633-0182
  • E-mail: nonakaa[at]

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    PO Box 37012, MRC 159
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    Washington, DC 20560-0159


B.A. English Literature, Hosei University Tokyo

Research and Outreach Interests

Sorting and identifying marine larval fishes, databasing, translation of Japanese scientific papers, educational outreach activities, especially for Japanese museum guests.

Baldwin, Carole C., Robertson, D. Ross, Nonaka, Ai and Tornabene, Luke M. 2016. Two new deep-reef basslets (Teleostei, Grammatidae, Lipogramma), with comments on the eco-evolutionary relationships of the genus. ZooKeys, 638: 45-82. doi:10.3897/zookeys.638.10455

Miyamoto, Kei, Nonaka, Ai and Oka, Shin-Ichiro 2015. Northernmost record of a poorly known tuskfish, Choerodon margaritiferus (Perciformes: Labridae), from southern Japan, and first description of a female. Zootaxa, 4007(1): 82-90. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4007.1.5

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