James Wilder Orr

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James Wilder Orr

U.S. ichthyologist

Associate Curator, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Burke Museum profile

Taxon names authored

(List may be incomplete)


  • Baldwin, Z. H. and J. W. Orr 2010: A new species of the snailfish genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the eastern Bering Sea. Copeia, 2010(4): 640–643.
  • Kai, Y. , J. W. Orr, K. Sakai and T. Nakabo 2011: Genetic and morphological evidence for cryptic diversity in the Careproctus rastrinus species complex (Liparidae) of the North Pacific. Ichthyological Research, 58: 143–154.
  • Kenaley, C. P. and J. W. Orr 2006: Rouleina attrita (Osmeriformes: Alepocephalidae): new records for the eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea. Zoological Research, 53(2): 200–202.
  • Kendall, A. W., Jr. and J. W. Orr 2000: Translations of the original descriptions of Sebastes by Georges Cuvier. Translated by A. J. Simpson, compiled by Kendall & Orr. 1-24.
  • Lannoo, M. J. , J. T. Eastman, and J. W. Orr 2009: Nervous and sensory systems in sub-Arctic and Antarctic snailfishes of the genus Paraliparis (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae). Copeia, 2009(4): 732–739.
  • Orr, J. W. 1991: A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Oneirodes (Oneirodidae) from the western North Atlantic, with a revised key to the genus. Copeia, 1991(4): 1024–1031.
  • Orr, J. W. 2004: Lopholiparis flerxi: a new genus and species of snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia, 2004(3): 551–555.
  • Orr, J. W. and D. C. Baker 1996: Southern range extension of the harlequin rockfish, Sebastes variegatus (Scorpaenidae). California Fish and Game v. 82 (no. 3): 133–136.
  • Orr, J. W. and J. E. Blackburn 2004: The dusky rockfishes (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) of the North Pacific Ocean: resurrection of Sebastes variabilis (Pallas, 1814) and a redescription of Sebastes ciliatus (Tilesius, 1813). Fishery Bulletin v. 102 (no. 2): 328–348.
  • Orr, J. W. , M. A. Brown and D. C. Baker 2000: Guide to rockfishes (Scorpaenidae) of the genera Sebastes, Sebastolobus, and Adelosebastes of the Northeast Pacific Ocean, second edition. NOAA technical Memorandum. NMFS-SWFC No. 117: 1–47.
  • Orr, J. W. and M. S. Busby 2001: Prognatholiparis ptychomandibularis, a new genus and species of the fish family Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 114 (no. 1): 51–57.
  • Orr, J. W. and M. S. Busby 2006: Revision of the snailfish genus Allocareproctus Pitruk & Fedorov (Teleostei: Liparidae), with descriptions of four new species from the Aleutian Islands. Zootaxa No. 1173: 1–37.
  • Orr, J. W. and R. A. Fritzsche 1993: Revision of the ghost pipefishes, family Solenostomidae (Teleostei: Syngnathoidei). Copeia 1993 (no. 1): 168–182.
  • Orr, J. W. and R. A. Fritzsche 1997: Solenostomus tuticoriensis Venkataramanujam, Venkataramani, and Devaraj, 1993, a junior synonym of Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Fowler, 1934 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae). Copeia 1997 (no. 4): 888–889.
  • Orr, J. W. , R. A. Fritzsche, and J. E. Randall 2002: Solenostomus halimeda, a new species of ghost pipefish (Teleostei: Gasterosteiformes) from the Indo-Pacific, with a revised key to the known species of the family Solenostomidae. aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology v. 5 (no. 3): 99–108.
  • Orr, J. W. and S. Hawkins 2008: Species of the rougheye rockfish complex: resurrection of Sebastes melanostictus (Matsubara, 1934) and a redescription of Sebastes aleutianus (Jordan and Evermann, 1898) (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Fishery Bulletin v. 106 (no. 2): 111–134.
  • Orr, J.W., Kai, Y. & Nakabo, T., 2015: Snailfishes of the Careproctus rastrinus complex (Liparidae): redescriptions of seven species in the North Pacific Ocean region, with the description of a new species from the Beaufort Sea. Zootaxa 4018(3): 301–348. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4018.3.1. Preview (PDF) Full article (PDF) Reference page
  • Orr, J. W. and K. P. Maslenikov 2007: Two new variegated snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia 2007 (no. 3): 699–710.
  • Orr, J. W. and A. C. Matarese 2000: Revision of the genus Lepidopsetta Gill, 1862 (Teleostei: Pleuronectidae) based on larval and adult morphology, with a description of a new species from the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Fishery Bulletin No. 98: 539–582.
  • Pietsch, T. W. and J. W. Orr 2006: Triglops dorothy, a new species of sculpin (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae) from the southern Sea of Okhotsk. Fishery Bulletin v. 104 (no. 2): 238–246.
  • Pietsch, T. W. , J. W. Orr, and W. N. Eschmeyer 2012: Musteluus felis Ayres, 1854, a senior synonym of the leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855 (Carchariniformes: Triakidae), invalidated by "reversal of presedence". Copeia 2012: 98–99.
  • Spies, I. B. , D. E. Stevenson, J. W. Orr and G. R. Hoff 2011: Molecular systematics of the skate subgenus Arctoraja (Bathyraja: Rajidae) and support for an undescribed species, the leopard skate, with comments on the phylogenetics of Bathyraja. Ichthyological Research v. 58 (no. 1): 77–83.
  • Stevenson, D. E. and J. W. Orr 2006: A new species of Lycodes (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the Aleutian Islands. Copeia 2006 (no. 1): 77–82.
  • Stevenson, D. E. , J. W. Orr, G. R. Hoff and J. D. McEachran 2004: Bathyraja mariposa: a new species of skate (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) from the Aleutian Islands. Copeia 2004(2): 305–314.