James S. Albert

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James Spurling Albert

  • University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
  • E-mail: jalbert@louisiana.edu

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  • Albert, J.S. 2001. Species diversity and phylogenetic systematics of American knifefishes (Gymnotiformes, Teleostei). Miscellaneous Publications, Museum of Zoology, University of Michigan, 190: i-vi + 1-127. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Albert, J.S. & Crampton, W.G.R. 2001. Five new species of Gymnotus (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes) from an Upper Amazon floodplain, with descriptions of electric organ discharges and ecology. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters, 12 (3): 241-266. Zitatseite 


  • Albert, J.S. & Crampton, W.G.R. 2003. Seven new species of the neotropical electric fish Gymnotus (Teleostei, Gymnotiformes) with a redescription of G. carapo (Linnaeus). Zootaxa, 287: 1-54. Zitatseite 
  • Albert, J.S. & Crampton, W.G.R. 2003. Family Hypopomidae (bluntnose knifefishes). Pp. 494-496 in:
  • Reis, R.E., Kullander, S.O. & Ferraris, Jr., C.J. 2003. Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. CLOFFSCA. EDIPUCRS, Porto Alegre. 729pp. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2003. Redescription of Gymnotus coropinae (Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae), an often misidentified species of Neotropical electric fish, with notes on natural history and electris signals. Zootaxa, 348: 1-20. Zitatseite 
  • Crampton, W.G.R., Lovejoy, N.R. & Albert, J.S. 2003. Gymnotus ucamara: a new species of neotropical electric fish from the Peruvian Amazon (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae), with notes on ecology and electric organ discharges. Zootaxa, 277: 1-18. Zitatseite 


  • Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2004. Redescription of Gymnotus coatesi (Gymnotiformes, Gymnotidae): A Rare Species of Electric Fish from the Lowland Amazon Basin, with Descriptions of Osteology, Electric Signals, and Ecology. Copeia, 2004 (3): 525-533. Zitatseite 
  • Maldonado-Ocampo, J.A. & Albert, J.S. 2004. Gymnotus ardilai: a new species of Neotropical electric fish (Ostariophysi: Gymnotidae) from the Rio Magdalena Basin of Colombia. Zootaxa, 759: 1-10. Zitatseite 



  • Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2006. Evolution of electric signal diversity in gymnotiform fishes. Phylogenetic systematics, ecology and biogeography. Pp. 647-696 u. 718-731 in: Ladich, F., Collin, S.P., Moller, P. & Kapoor, B.G. (eds): Communication in fishes. Enfield: Science Publishers. Zitatseite 



  • Albert, J.S. & Crampton, W.G.R. 2009. A new species of electric knifefish, genus Compsaraia (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae) from the Amazon River, with extreme sexual dimorphism in snout and jaw length. Systematics and Biodiversity, 7 (1): 81-92. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Maxime, E.L. & Albert, J.S. 2009. A new species of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from the Fitzcarrald Arch of southeastern Peru. Neotropical Ichthyology, 7 (4): 579-585. (doi) Zitatseite 



  • Carvalho, T.P. & Albert, J.S. 2011. The Amazon-Paraguay divide. Pp: 193-202 in:
  • Albert, J.S. & Reis, R.E.(Eds.) 2011. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical freshwater fishes. Berkeley, University of California Press, 388pp. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Maxime, E.L., Lima, F.C.T. & Albert, J.S. 2011. A new species of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from Rio Tiquié in northern Brazil. Copeia, 2011 (1): 77-81. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Ivanyisky, S.J. & Albert, J.S. 2014. Systematics and biogeography of Sternarchellini (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae): Diversification of electric fishes in large Amazonian rivers. Neotropical Ichthyology, 12 (3): 564-584. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Carvalho, T.P. & Albert, J.S. 2015. A New Species of Rhamphichthys (Gymnotiformes: Rhamphichthyidae) from the Amazon Basin. Copeia, 2015: 34-41. (Abstract) Zitatseite 
  • Roxo, F.F., Albert, J.S., Silva, G.S.C., Zawadzki, C.H., Foresti, F. & Oliveira, C. 2014. Molecular Phylogeny and Biogeographic History of the Armored Neotropical Catfish Subfamilies Hypoptopomatinae, Neoplecostominae and Otothyrinae (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). PLoS ONE, 9 (8): e105564.(doi) Zitatseite 




  • Bernt, M.J. & Albert, J.S. 2017. A New Species of Deep-channel Electric Knifefish Compsaraia (Apteronotidae, Gymnotiformes) from the Amazon River. Copeia, 105 (2): 211-219. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Craig, J.M., Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2017. Revision of the polytypic electric fish Gymnotus carapo (Gymnotiformes, Teleostei), with descriptions of seven subspecies. Zootaxa, 4312 (3): 401-438. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Evans, K.M., Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2017. Taxonomic revision of the deep channel electric fish genus Sternarchella (Teleostei: Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), with descriptions of two new species. Neotropical Ichthyology, 2: Epub June 12, 2017. (doi) Zitatseite 




  • Abreu. J.M.S., Waltz, B.T., Albert, J.S. & Piorski, N.M. 2020. Genetic differentiation through dispersal and isolation in two freshwater fish species from coastal basins of Northeastern Brazil. Neotropical Ichthyology, 18 (3): Epub Oct 09, 2020. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Bernt, M.J., Fronk, A.H., Evans, K.M. & Albert, J.S. 2020. A redescription of deep-channel ghost knifefish, Sternarchogiton preto (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae), with assignment to a new genus. Neotropical Ichthyology, 18 (1): e190126. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Kim, L.Y., Crampton, W.G.R. & Albert, J.S. 2020. Two New Species of Gymnotus (Gymnotiformes: Gymnotidae) from Brazil and Historical Biogeography of the Subgenus Lamontianus. Copeia, 108 (3): 468-484. (doi) Zitatseite 



  • Ford, K.L., Bernt, M.J., Summers, A.P. & Albert, J.S. 2022. Mosaic Evolution of Craniofacial Morphologies in Ghost Electric Fishes (Gymnotiformes: Apteronotidae). Ichthyology & Herpetology, 110 (2): 315-326. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Ford, K.L., Peterson, R., Bernt, M. & Albert, J.S. 2022. Convergence is Only Skin Deep: Craniofacial Evolution in Electric Fishes from South America and Africa (Apteronotidae and Mormyridae). Integrative Organismal Biology, obac022, Published: 14 June 2022. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Torgersen, K.T. & Albert, J.S. 2022. A New Species of Sternopygus (Gymnotiformes: Sternopygidae) from the Atlantic Coast of the Guiana Shield. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 110 (4): 714-727. (doi) Zitatseite