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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
© Smithsonian Institution
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    David G. Smith
    Museum Specialist

  • Phone: (301)238-1742
  • Fax: (301)238-1834
  • E-mail: smithd[at]si.edu


  • Mailing and Shipping Address:
    Museum Support Center
    MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746
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Education

Ph.D. 1971, University of Miami
M.S. 1967, University of Miami
B.S. 1964, Cornell University

Research Interests

Systematics, life history, and distribution of fishes, especially eels and eel larvae, and larvae of other oceanic fishes.

Recent Publications

Smith, David G. and Mitchell, Joseph C. 2013. 100th Anniversary of Copeia. Copeia, 2013

Smith, David G., Irmak, Erhan and Özen, Özcan 2012. A Redescription of the Eel Panturichthys fowleri (Anguilliformes: Heterenchelyidae), with a Synopsis of the Heterenchelyidae. Copeia, 2012(3): 484-493. doi:10.1643/CI-11-174

Smith, David G. 2012. A checklist of the moray eels of the world (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa, 3474: 1-64.

Weigt, Lee A., Baldwin, Carole C., Driskell, Amy, Smith, David G., Ormos, Andrea and Reyier, Eric A. 2012. Using DNA Barcoding to Assess Caribbean Reef Fish Biodiversity: Expanding Taxonomic and Geographic Coverage. PLoS ONE, 7(7): 1-7. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0041059

Baldwin, Carole C., Brito, Balam J., Smith, David G., Weigt, Lee A. and Escobar-Briones, Elva 2011. Identification of early life-history stages of Caribbean Apogon (Perciformes: Apogonidae) through DNA Barcoding. Zootaxa, 3133: 1-36.

Smith, David G. 2011. James Chase Tyler, II. Copeia, 2011(4): 577-589. doi:10.1643/OT-11-073

Reece, Joshua S., Bowen, Brian W., Smith, David G. and Larson, Allan 2011. Comparative phylogeography of four Indo-Pacific moray eel species (Muraenidae) reveals comparable ocean-wide genetic connectivity despite five-fold differences in available adult habitat. Marine Ecology-Progress Series, 437: 269-277. doi:10.3354/meps09248

Smith, David G. 2011. Joseph Schieser Nelson. Copeia, 2011(1): 169-176. doi:10.1643/OT-10-155

Reece, Joshua S., Bowen, Brian W., Smith, David G. and Larson, Allan 2010. Molecular phylogenetics of moray eels (Muraenidae) demonstrates multiple origins of a shell-crushing jaw (Gymnomuraena, Echidna) and multiple colonizations of the Atlantic Ocean. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution, 57(2): 829-835. doi:10.1016/j.ympev.2010.07.013

Smith, David G. 2010. Clarence Lavett Smith. Copeia, 2: 334-340. doi:10.1643/OT-09-192

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