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Department ofVertebrate Zoology

Division of Fishes

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    Lynne R. Parenti
    Curator

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  • E-mail: parentil[at]si.edu

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Website "VerteGo" under construction on the comparative gonad morphology of vertebrates.

Education

Ph.D. Biology, 1980, City University of New York
B.S. Biological Sciences, 1975, State University of New York at Stony Brook

Research Interests

Systematics, Phylogeny and Biogeography of Tropical Freshwater and Coastal Marine Fishes; Comparative Teleost Anatomy, Development and Reproduction, especially applying neglected character sets; Theory and Methods of Historical Biogeography.

Recent Publications

Parenti, Lynne R. 2014. A new species of Neostethus (Teleostei; Atherinomorpha; Phallostethidae) from Brunei Darussalam, with comments on northwestern Borneo as an area of endemism. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology, 62: 175-187.

Parenti, Lynne R., Hadiaty, Renny K., Lumbantobing, Daniel and Herder, Fabian 2013. Two New Ricefishes of the Genus Oryzias (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Adrianichthyidae) Augment the Endemic Freshwater Fish Fauna of Southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Copeia, 2013(3): 403-414. doi:10.1643/CI-12-114

Parenti, Lynne R. and Ebach, Malte C. 2013. Evidence and hypothesis in biogeography. Journal of Biogeography, 40(5): 813-820. doi:10.1111/jbi.12069

Parenti, Lynne R. and Ebach, Malte C. 2013. The explanatory power of biogeographical patterns: a reply to de Bruyn et al. Journal of Biogeography, 40(11): 2206-2208. doi:10.1111/jbi.12205

Harrison, Ian, Evans, Malcolm, Lowe-McConnell, Rosemary, Parenti, Lynne, Sanford, Chris, Snyder, Lex, Stiassny, Melanie and Vari, Rich 2013. Gordon John Howes 1938–2013 (Fish Systematist). Journal of Fish Biology, 83(5): 1085-1093. doi:10.1111/jfb.12260

Parenti, Lynne R. 2013. Light at the Museum. In: Collins Goodyear, Anne and Weitekamp, Margaret A., Analyzing Art and Aesthetics. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press,(Artefacts: Studies in the History of Science and Technology) pp.278-279.

Parenti, Lynne R. 2012. Review of: The Biology of Gobies. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology, 18(4): 239-240.

Uribe, Mari C., Grier, Harry J. and Parenti, Lynne R. 2012. Ovarian Structure and Oogenesis of the Oviparous Goodeids Crenichthys baileyi (Gilbert, 1893) and Empetrichthys latos Miller, 1948 (Teleostei, Cyprinodontiformes). Journal of Morphology, 273(4): 371-387. doi:10.1002/jmor.11028

Parenti, Lynne R. 2012. Poeciliid Biology: The Next Generation. Marine and Freshwater Behaviour and Physiology, 45(1): 75-78. doi:10.1080/10236244.2012.659430

Kottelat, Maurice, Baird, Ian, Kullander, Sven, Ng, Hek Hee, Parenti, Lynne R., Rainboth, Walter and Vidthayanon, Chavalit 2012. The status and distribution of freshwater fishes of Indo-Burma. In: Allen, David J., Smith, K. G. and Darwall, W. R. T., The status and distribution of freshwater biodiversity in Indo-Burma. Cambridge (UK) and Gland (Switzerland): IUCN, pp.38-64.

Parenti, Lynne R. 2011. Endemism and Conservation of the Native Freshwater Fish Fauna of Sulawesi, Indonesia. In: Simanjuntak et al., Proceedings of the VIth National Seminar and 3rd Congress of the Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists. Cibinong, Indonesia: Indonesian Society of Ichthyologists, pp.1-10.

de Bruyn, M., Parenti, Lynne R. and Carvalho, G. R. 2011. Successful extraction of DNA from archived alcohol-fixed white-eye fish specimens using an ancient DNA protocol. Journal of fish biology, 78: 2074-2079.

Parenti, Lynne R. and Hartel, Karsten E. 2011. Osteology Identifies Fundulus capensis Garman, 1895 as a Killifish in the Family Fundulidae (Atherinomorpha: Cyprinodontiformes). Copeia, 2011(2): 242-250. doi:10.1643/CI-10-146

Parenti, Lynne R. and Hadiaty, Renny K. 2010. A new, remarkably colorful, small ricefish of the genus Oryzias (Beloniformes, Adrianichthyidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Copeia, 2010(2): 268-273. doi:10.1643/CI-09-108

Parenti, Lynne R. 2010. Review of: Reproductive Biology And Phylogeny Of Fishes (Agnathans And Bony Fishes). Edited By B. G. M. Jamieson. Journal of fish biology, 76(10): 2599-2600. doi:10.1111/j.1095-8649.2010.02660_2.x

Parenti, Lynne R., LoNostro, F. L. and Grier, Harry J. 2010. Reproductive histology of Tomeurus gracilis Eigenmann, 1909 (Teleostei: Atherinomorpha: Poeciliidae) with comments on evolution of viviparity in atherinomorph fishes. Journal of Morphology, 271(11): 1399-1406. doi:10.1002/jmor.10886

Parenti, Lynne R. and Ebach, Malte C. 2010. Wallacea Deconstructed. In: Williams, David M. and Knapp, Sandra, Beyond Cladistics: The Branching of a Paradigm. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp.303-318.

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