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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Carl Hansen
© Smithsonian Institution
bar Julie Mounts
    Julie Mounts
    Research Assistant

  • Phone: (202)633-1221
  • E-mail: mountsj[at]

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

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M.A. Biology, College of William & Mary
B.A. Biological Sciences, DePauw University

Current Projects and Interests

Co-organizer for annual Smithsonian Sustainable Event with Carolyn Margolis; responsibilities include fund-raising, product procurement, educational booklet development, panel discussion participant, web application development with James Kochert for coordinating chef, product, and catering requirements. Actively involved in public outreach related to sustainable seafood.

Vertebrate gonad web site (Vertego) development with Lynne Parenti.

Photography, scanning, and image editing.

Selected Publications

Baldwin, C.C., Weigt, L.A., Smith D.G, Mounts, J.H., 2009. Reconciling Genetic Lineages with Species in Western Atlantic Coryphopterus (Teleostei: Gobiidae), Smithsonian Contributions to the Marine Sciences, number 38: 111- 138

Baldwin, C.C., Mounts, J.H., Smith, D.G. and Weigt, L.A. 2009. Genetic identification and color descriptions of early life-history stages of Belizean Phaeoptyx and Astrapogon (Teleostei: Apogonidae) with Comments on identification of adult Phaeoptyx, Zootaxa, (2008):1-22

Baldwin, C. C. and J. H. Mounts. 2003. One Fish, Two Fish, Crawfish, Bluefish – The Smithsonian Sustainable Seafood Cookbook. Smithsonian Books. October 2003.

Williams, J. T. and J. H. Mounts. 2003. Descriptions of six new species of Starksia (Teleostei: Blennioidei: Labrisomidae) from the Caribbean. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology. 6(3).

Photographs/radiographs included in:

Catania, D. and The California Academy of Sciences. X-Ray Ichthyology: The Structure of Fishes. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA. 2002.

Scanning projects included in:

Springer, V.G. and Murphy, K.A. 2009 Drawn to the Sea: Charles Bradford Hudson (1865-1939), Artist, Author, Army Officer, with Special Notice for his Work for the United States Fish Commission and Bureau of Fisheries, Fisheries Review 71(1–4), 2009

Courtenay, W.R. and J.D. Williams, Snakeheads (Pisces, Channidae)—A Biological Synopsis and Risk Assessment. U.S. Department of the Interior - U.S. Geological Survey. Circular 1251

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