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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Barracuda
Carl Hansen
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    Victor G. Springer
    Senior Scientist Emeritus

  • Phone: (202)633-1206
  • Fax: (202)633-0182
  • E-mail: springer[at]si.edu

  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 159
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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Education

Ph.D. 1957, University of Texas
M.S. 1954, University of Miami
B.A. 1948, Emory University

Research Interests

Classification, evolution, and biogeography of fishes, especially marine fishes. Blennioid fishes. Late 19th and 20th Century scientific illustrators of fishes.

I am currently conducting a study of the gill arch muscles of eels.

Recent Publications

Maisey, John G. and Springer, Victor G. 2013. Chondrocranial Morphology of the Salmon Shark, Lamna ditropis, and the Porbeagle, L. nasus (Lamnidae). Copeia, 2013(3): 378-389. doi:10.1643/CG-12-130

Springer, Victor G. 2011. Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Contributions to Ichthyology. In: Axelrod, H. R. and Degen, B., Discus. Germany: Degen Mediahouse Gmbh, pp.20-27.

Springer, Victor G. and Murphy, Kristin A. 2010. Drawn to the Sea: Charles Bradford Hudson (1865-1939), Artist, Author, Army Officer, with Special Notice of His Work for the United States Fish Commission and Bureau of Fisheries. Marine Fisheries Review, 71(4): 1-116.

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