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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
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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., Hibino, Yusuke and Ho, Hsuan-Ching 2018. Two new elongate unpatterned moray eels from Taiwan and Vietnam, with notes on two congeners (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae). Zootaxa, 4454(1): 33-42.

Smith, David G. 2018. A new genus and species of congrid eel from the Philippines (Anguillliformes: Congridae: Bathymyrinae). Zootaxa, 4454(1): 78-83.

Smith, David G., Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Huang, Jian-fu and Chang, Yong-shu 2018. The congrid eel genus Ariosoma in Taiwan (Anguilliformes: Congridae), with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 84-106.

Huang, Jian-fu, Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Chang, Yung-shu, Smith, David G. and Chen, Hong-min 2018. Two new species of the conger eel genus Bathycongrus (Anguilliformes: Congridae) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 107-117.

Smith, David G. and Ho, Hsuan-Ching 2018. The congrid eel genus Bathycongrus of Taiwan, with descriptions of three new species (Anguilliformes: Congridae). Zootaxa, 4454(1): 118-146.

Smith, David G., Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Tashiro, Fumihito 2018. Eels of the genus Bathyuroconger in the northwestern Pacific, with descriptions of four new species (Anguilliformes: Congridae). Zootaxa, 4454(1): 147-167.

Smith, David G. and Ho, Hsuan-Ching 2018. Review of the congrid eel genus Conger (Anguilliformes: Congridae) in Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 168-185.

Lin, James, Shao, Kwang-tsao and Smith, David G. 2018. The eel genus Macrocephenchelys (Anguilliformes: Congridae) in Taiwan, with description of a new species. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 186-199.

Smith, David G., Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Sumod, K. S. 2018. Redescription of Congrhynchus talabonoides Fowler, 1934 (Anguilliformes: Congridae) based on specimens collected from the Philippines, Taiwan and India. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 228-232.

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G. and Huang, Jian-fu 2018. Notes on two rare conger eel species (Anguilliformes: Congridae) found in Taiwanese waters. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 233-237.

Smith, David G. 2018. Fishes collected by Captain John M. Dow mainly on the Pacific coast of Central America (1861-1865) and deposited in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 131: 65-89. doi:10.2988/17-00026

Mohapatra, Anil, Mohanty, Swarup Ranjan, Smith, David G., Mishra, Subrhendu Sekhar and Roy, Sanmitra 2018. Gymnothorax odishi sp. nov. (Muraenidae: Muraeninae), a short brown unpatterned moray eel from Bay of Bengal, India. Zootaxa, 4420(1): 123-130.

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Tighe, Kenneth A., Hibino, Yusuke and McCosker, John E. 2018. Checklist of eels of Taiwan (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes): An update. Zootaxa, 4454(1): 5-17. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4454.1.3

Mohapatra, Anil, Smith, David G., Mohanty, Swarup Ranjan, Mishra, Subhrendu Sekhar and Tudu, Prasad C. 2017. Enchelycore propinqua sp. nov., a new moray eel (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae: Muraeninae) from the Indian Coast. Zootaxa, 4319(3): 595-599. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4319.3.11

Mohapatra, Anil, Smith, David G., Ray, Dipanjan, Mishra, Subhrendu Sekhar and Mohanty, Swarup Ranjan 2017. Gymnothorax pseudotile sp. nov. (Muraenidae: Muraeninae) from Bay of Bengal India. Zootaxa, 4286(4): 586-592. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4286.4.11

Mohapatra, Anil, Smith, David G., Mohanty, Swarup Ranjan, Mishra, Subhrendu Sekhar and Tudu, Prasad C. 2017. Gymnothorax visakhaensis sp. nov., a new species of elongate unpatterned moray eel (Muraenidae: Muraeninae) from the Indian Coast. Zootaxa, 4300(2): 279-286. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4300.2.9

Smith, David G., Jawad, Laith A. and L.H. Al-Kharusi 2017. New Records And New Information On Four Eel Species From Oman (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Congridae, Muraenesocidae). Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation, 28: 34-46. doi:10.5281/zenodo.996846

Smith, David G. and Bowman, Inci A. 2016. 50th Anniversary Meeting of ASIH in Vancouver, 1963. Copeia, 104(1): 278-285. doi:10.1643/OT-15-388

Mohapatra, Anil, Ray, Dipanjan, Smith, David G. and Mishra, Subhrendu Sekhar 2016. A new species of elongate unpatterned moray eel of the genus Gymnothorax (Muraenidae: Muraeninae) from the Bay of Bengal. Zootaxa, 4150(5): 591-598. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4150.5.6

Smith, David G. 2016. C. Richard Robins and the Miami School of Ichthyology. Copeia, 104(1): 267-277. doi:10.1643/OT-15-354

Smith, David G. 2015. Historical Notes: The Alexander G. Ruthven Award. Copeia, 103(4): 1093-1095. doi:10.1643/OT-15-306

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Mccosker, John E. and Smith, David G. 2015. Renaming of three recently described eels of the genus Neenchelys (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from the western Pacific. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 49-51. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.7

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Mccosker, John E., Smith, David G. and Shao, Kwang-Tsao 2015. Introduction to the systematics and biodiversity of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) of Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 5-18. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.3

Ray, Dipanjan, Mohapatra, Anil and Smith, David G. 2015. A new species of Short Brown Unpatterned Moray Eel of the Genus Gymnothorax (Anguilliformes: Muraenidae) from the Bay of Bengal. Zootaxa, 4027(1): 140-144. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4027.1.8

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G. and Shao, Kwang-Tsao 2015. Notes on the congrid eel genus Parabathymyrus from the western Pacific Ocean, with the description of a new species (Pisces: Anguilliformes: Congridae). Zootaxa, 4060(1): 131-139. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.15

Lin, James, Smith, David G., Shao, Kwang-Tsao and Chen, Hong-Ming 2015. Saurenchelys gigas sp. nov., a new nettastomatid eel (Teleostei, Anguilliformes, Nettastomatidae) from the western central Pacific. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 121-130. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.14

Smith, David G., Lin, James, Chen, Hong-Ming and Pogonoski, John J. 2015. The eels of the genus Nettenchelys, with description of a new species from Taiwan (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Nettastomatidae). Zootaxa, 4060(1): 105-120. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.13

Bowman, Inci A. and Smith, David G. 2015. Arthur Wilbur Henn: Unsung Hero of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Copeia, 103(2): 455-466. doi:10.1643/OT-15-232

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G. and Tighe, Kenneth A. 2015. Review of the arrowtooth eel genera Dysomma and Dysommina in Taiwan, with the description of a new species (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae). Zootaxa, 4060(1): 86-104. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.12

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., McCosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. and Shao, KwangTsao 2015. Annotated checklist of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 140-189. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.16

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