John E. McCosker

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John E. McCosker, U.S. ichthyologist.

California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, CA 94118, USA

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  • McCosker, J.E. 1970. A review of the eel genera Leptenchelys and Muraenichthys, with the descriptions of a new genus, Schismorhynchus, and a new species Muraenichthys chilensis. Pacific Science 24(4): 506–516.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1971. A new species of Parapercis (Pisces: Mugiloididae) from the Juan Fernández Islands. Copeia 1971(4): 682–686.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1972. Two new genera and two new species of western Pacific snake-eels (Apodes: Ophichthidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 39 111–119. BHL
  • McCosker, J.E. 1974. A revision of the ophichthid eel genus Letharchus. Copeia 1974(3): 619–629.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1975. The eel genus Phaenomonas (Pisces, Ophichthidae). Pacific Science 29(4): 361–363.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1977. The osteology, classification, and relationships of the eel family Ophichthidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 41(1): 1–123.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1979. The snake eels (Pisces, Ophichthidae) of the Hawaiian Islands, with the description of two new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 42(2): 57–67.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1982. A new genus and two new species of remarkable Pacific worm eels (Ophichthidae, subfamily Myrophinae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 43(5): 59–66.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1985. Two new genera and two new species of deepwater western Atlantic worm eels (Pisces: Ophichthidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 44(2): 9–15.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1986. Family No. 129: Anomalopidae (pp. 413–414). In: Smiths' Sea Fishes.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1986. A new snake eel, Ophichthus bennettai (Pisces: Ophichthidae) from off western South Africa. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology Special Publication 39: 1–4.
  • McCosker, J. E. & Parin, N. V., 1995: A new species of deepwater worm-eel, Muraenichthys profundorum (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from the Nazca Ridge. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 42 (3/4): 231–235.
  • McCosker, J.E. & Humann, P.H. 1996. New Records of Galápagos Fishes. Noticias de Galapagos 56: 18-25
  • McCosker, J.E. 1998. [Review] The Fishes of the Galapágos Islands. Jack S. Grove and Robert J. Lavenberg. 1997. Copeia 1998(3): 809–812.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1998. Snake-eels of the genus Xyrias (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Cybium 22(1): 7–13.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1998. A revision of the snake-eel genus Callechelys (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) with the description of two new Indo-Pacific species and a new Callechelyin genus. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences v. 50 (no. 7): 185–214.
  • McCosker, J.E. 1999. Pisces Anguilliformes: deepwater snake eels (Ophichthidae) from the New Caledonia region, southwest Pacific Ocean. Mémoires du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris (N. S.) (Série A) Zoologie No. 180: 571–588.
  • Long, D.J. & McCosker, J.E. 1999. A new species of deep-water skate, Rajella eisenhardti, (Chondrichthyes: Rajidae) from the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of The Biological Society of Washington 112(1): 45-51. Biostor Reference page
  • McCosker, J.E. 2000. Peter H. J. Castle 1934–1999 [obituary]. Copeia 2000(3): 912–913. DOI: 10.1643/0045-8511(2000)000[0912:O]2.0.CO;2 Reference page
  • McCosker, J.E. 2002. Notes on Hawaiian snake eels (Pisces: Ophichthidae), with comments on Ophichthus bonaparti. Pacific Science 56(1): 23–34.
  • McCosker, J.E. & Randall, J.E. 2002. Parapercis lata, a new species of sandperch (Perciformes: Pinguipedidae) from the central Pacific. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 53(8): 87–93.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2003. Ophichthyidae (Pp. 724–733). In: Carpenter 2003 [ref. 27006]. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic 2.
  • Tighe, K.A. & McCosker, J.E. 2003. Two new species of the genus Chlopsis (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Chlopsidae) from the Southwestern Pacific. Zootaxa 236: 1–8. Abstract and introduction (PDF) Reference page
  • McCosker, J.E. 2004. A new species of finless snake eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Ascension Island, with comments on Ichthyapus acutirostris. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 55(7): 169–173.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2005. A new species of deepwater snake eel, Ophichthus pullus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from Angola and Guinea-Bissau. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 56(36): 669–674.
  • McCosker, J.E. & Randall, J.E. 2005. Notes on the snake eels of the genera Apterichtus and Ichthyapus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) of the centeral and south Pacific, with the description of a new species. Zootaxa 800: 1–11. Reference page
  • McCosker, J.E. 2006. A new deepwater species of worm-eel, Scolecenchelys castlei (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from New Zealand and Australia, with comments on S. breviceps and S. macroptera. Journal of the Royal Society of New Zealand 36(1): 17–26.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2006. Notes and comments on some eastern Atlantic snake eels (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 57: 736–738.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2006. A new species of sand eel, Yirrkala moorei (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), from the South Pacific. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 57: 373–377.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2007. Luthulenchelys heemstraorum, a new genus and species of snake eel (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae) from KwaZulu-Natal, with comments on Ophichthus rutidoderma (Bleeker, 1853) and its synonyms. Smithiana - Publications in Aquatic Biodiversity, Bulletin 7: 3–7. PDF of entire bulletin
  • McCosker, J.E. 2008. Trachyscorpia osheri and Idiastion hageyi, two new species of deepwater scorpionfishes (Scorpaeniformes: Sebastidae, Scorpaenidae) from the Galápagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 59(3): 113–123.
  • McCosker, J.E. 2010. Deepwater Indo-Pacific species of the snake-eel genus Ophichthus (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae), with the description of nine new species. Zootaxa 2505: 1–39.
  • McCosker, J.E.. 2010. The Fishes of the Galápagos Archipelago: An Update. Proceedings of The California Academy of Sciences 4(61): 167-195

McCosker, J.E. 2011. Two new Indo-Pacific species of the sand-eel genus Yirrkala (Anguilliformes: Ophichthidae). Smithiana, Publications in Aquatic Biodiversity, Bulletin 13: 45–50. PDF

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