James Wilder Orr

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James Wilder Orr

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

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  • 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. and R. A. Fritzsche 1993: Revision of the ghost pipefishes, family Solenostomidae (Teleostei: Syngnathoidei). Copeia 1993 (no. 1): 168-182.


  • 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 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.


  • 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.
  • 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 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.


  • 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. , 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. 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. & Blackburn, J.E. 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, 102 (2): 328-348. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • 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.


  • Stevenson, D.E. & Orr, J.W. 2005. New Records of Two Deepwater Skate Species from the Eastern Bering Sea. Northwestern Naturalist, 86 (2): 71-81. (JSTOR) Zitatseite 


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.


  • Orr, J.W. & Maslenikov, K.P. 2007. Two new variegated snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia, 2007 (): 699–710. (JSTOR) Zitatseite 
  • Pietsch, T. W. & Orr, J.W. 2007. Phylogenetic relationships of deep-sea anglerfishes of the suborder Ceratioidei (Teleostei: Lophiiformes) based on morphology. Copeia, 2007 (1): 1–34. Zitatseite 


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.
  • Orr, J.W., Stevenson, D.E., Hoff, G.R., Spies, I.B. & McEachran, J.D. 2011. Bathyraja panthera, a new species of skate (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) from the western Aleutian Islands, and resurrection of the subgenus Arctoraja Ishiyama. NOAA Professional Papers NMFS, No. 11: 1-50. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Spies, I.B., Stevenson, D.E., Orr, J.W. & Hoff, G.R. 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, 58 (1): 77-83. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Pietsch, T.W., Orr, J.W. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 2012. Mustelus felis Ayres, 1854, a Senior Synonym of the Leopard Shark, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855 (Carchariniformes: Triakidae), invalidated by "Reversal of Precedence". Copeia, 2012: 98–99. Zitatseite 



  • 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. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Orr, J.W., Wildes, S., Kai, Y., Raring, N., Nakabo, T., Katugin, O. & Guyon, J. 2015. Systematics of North Pacific sand lances of the genus Ammodytes based on molecular and morphological evidence, with the description of a new species from Japan. Fishery Bulletin, 113 (2): 129-156. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Gardner, J.R., Orr, J.W., Stevenson, D.E., Spies, I. & Somerton, D.A. 2016. Reproductive parasitism between distant phyla: molecular identification of snailfish (Liparidae) egg masses in the gill cavities of king crabs (Lithodidae). Copeia, 104 (3): 645–657. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Orr, J.W. 2016. Two New Species of Snailfishes of the Genus Careproctus (Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia, 104 (4): 890-896. (doi) Zitatseite 




  • Orr, J.W. 2021. Three New Small Snailfishes of the Genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Cottiformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109 (2): 456–466. (doi) Zitatseite 
  • Stevenson, D.E., Orr, J.W. & Kai, Y. 2021. Revision of the Tubenose Poacher Genus Pallasina Cramer (Perciformes: Cottoidei: Agonidae). Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109 (1): 165-179. (doi) Zitatseite 


  • Gardner, J.R., Orr, J.W. & Tornabene, L. 2023. Two New Species of Snailfishes (Cottiformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska, and a Redescription of the Closely Related Careproctus candidus. Ichthyology & Herpetology, 111 (1): 54-71. (doi) Zitatseite