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Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

Carl Hansen
© Smithsonian Institution
bar Tom Munroe
    Thomas Munroe
    Systematic Zoologist, NMFS

  • Phone: (202)633-1293
  • Fax:(202)633-0182
  • E-mail: munroet[at]

  • Mailing Address:
    NMFS Systematics Laboratory
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 153
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

  • Shipping Address:
    NMFS Systematics Laboratory
    National Museum of Natural History
    10th and Constitution Ave, NW
    Washington, DC 20560-0153

Related Links

NOAA Fisheries - National Systematics Laboratory

Research Interests

Flatfishes of the world, herrings, sardines, and their close relatives.

Recent Publications

Lee, M. Y., Munroe, T. A. and Shao, K. T. 2014. Description of a new cryptic, shallow-water tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) from the western North Pacific Ocean. Journal of Fish Biology, 85(3): 563-585. doi:10.1111/jfb.12440

Betancur-R., Ricardo, Li, Chenhong, Munroe, Thomas A., Ballesteros, Jesus A. and Orti, Guillermo 2013. Addressing Gene Tree Discordance and Non-Stationarity to resolve a Multi-Locus Phylogeny of the Flatfishes (Teleostei: Pleuronectiformes). Systematic Biology, 62(5): 763-785. doi:10.1093/sysbio/syt039

Duplain, René R., Chapleau, François and Munroe, Thomas A. 2012. A new species of Trinectes (Pleuronectiformes: achiridae) from the Upper Río San Juan and Río Condoto, Colombia. Copeia, 2012(3): 541-546. doi:10.1643/CI-11-155

Munroe, Thomas A., Tyler, Jennifer and Tunnicliffe, Verena 2011. Description and biological observations on a new species of deepwater symphurine tonguefish (Pleuronectiformes: Cynoglossidae: Symphurus) collected at Volcano-19, Tonga Arc, West Pacific Ocean. Zootaxa, 3061: 53-66.

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