William N. Eschmeyer

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William Neil Eschmeyer, auch als Bill Eschmeyer, bekannt.

  • U.S. Taxonom und Ichthyologe. Gründer und Entwickler der Datenbank und des Nachschlagewerkes Catalog of Fishes, gehostet von der California Academy of Sciences, verfügbar sowohl online alas auch als Druckerzeugnis.
  • Curator Emeritus, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
  • Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida.

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  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1965. Western Atlantic scorpionfishes of the genus Scorpaena, including four new species. Bulletin of Marine Science, 15 (1): 84-164. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. & Collette, B.B. 1966. The scorpionfish subfamily Setarchinae, including the genus Ectreposebastes. Bulletin of Marine Science, 16 (2): 349-375. (PDF) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1969. A systematic review of the scorpionfishes of the Atlantic Ocean (Pisces: Scorpaenidae). Occasional Papers California Academy of Sciences, 79: i-iv + 1-143. Zitatseite 


  • Eschmeyer, W.N. & Allen, G.R. 1971. Three new species of scorpionfishes (family Scorpaenidae) from Easter Island. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences (Series 4) 37 (19): 515-527. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. & Rama-Rao, K.V. 1973. Two new stonefishes (Pisces, Scorpaenidae) from the Indo-West Pacific, with a synopsis of the subfamily Synanceiinae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 39 (18): 337-382. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., Hirosaki, Y. & Abe, T. 1973. Two new species of the scorpionfish genus Rhinopias, with comments on related genera and species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 39 (16): 285-310. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. & Randall, J.E. 1975. The scorpaenid fishes of the Hawaiian Islands, including new species and new records (Pisces: Scorpaenidae). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 40 (11): 265-333. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Poss, S.G. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1975. The Indo-West Pacific scorpionfish genus Ocosia Jordan and Starks (Scorpaenidae, Tetraroginae), with description of three new species. Matsya, #1: 1-18. Zitatseite 
  • de Sylva, D.P. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1977. Systematics and biology of the deep-sea fish family Gibberichthyidae, a senior synonym of the family Kasidoroidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 41 (6): 215-231. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., Hallacher, L.E. & Rama-Rao, K.V. 1979. The scorpionfish genus Minous (Scorpaenidae, Minoinae) including a new species from the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, 41 (20): 453–473. Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., Rama-Rao, K.V. & Hallacher, L.E. 1979. Fishes of the scorpionfish subfamily Choridactylinae from the western Pacific and the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 41 (21): 475-500. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N., Abe, T. & Nakano, S. 1979. Adelosebastes latens, a new genus and species of scorpionfish from the North Pacific Ocean (Pisces, Scorpaenidae). Uo (Japanese Society of Ichthyologists), #30: 77-84, Pl. 1. Zitatseite 


  • Poss, S.G. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1980. Xenaploactis, a new genus for Prosopodasys asperrimus Günther (Pisces: Aploactinidae), with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 42 (8): 287-293. (BHL) Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. & Herald, E.S. 1983. A field guide to Pacific Coast fishes of North America from the Gulf of Alaska to Baja California. Peterson Field Guide Series. No. 28. Houghton-Mifflin Co., Boston. i-xii + 1-336, Pls. 1-48. Zitatseite 
  • Washington, B.B., Eschmeyer, W.N. & Howe, K.M. 1984. Scorpaeniformes: relationships. Pp. 438-447 in
  • Moser, H.G. (ed.) 1984. Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Special Publication, No. 1. 1-760. Zitatseite  Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1986. Family No. 149: Scorpaenidae (pp. 463-478, Pls. 25-28), Family No. 159: Dactylopteridae (p. 490, Pl. 31), Family No. 153: Caracanthidae (p. 481, Pl. 27). In:
  • Smith, M.M. & Heemstra, P.C. (eds) 1986. Smiths' Sea Fishes. Macmillan South Africa, Johannesburg. i-xx + 1-1047, Pls. 1-144. (doi)Zitatseite  Zitatseite 


  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1990. Catalog of the genera of Recent fishes. California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco. i-v + 1-697. Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. 1990. Genera of Recent fishes and the International Code of Zoological Nomenclature. Appendix A. Pp. 641-669 in: Catalog of the Recent genera of fishes. Zitatseite 
  • Eschmeyer, W.N. (ed.) 1998. Catalog of Fishes. Center for Biodiversity Research and Information, Special Publication 1. California Academy of Sciences. 1-3: 1-2905. Zitatseite 


  • Randall, J.E. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 2002. Revision of the Indo-Pacific scorpionfish genus Scorpaenopsis, with descriptions of eight new species. Indo-Pacific Fishes, #34 [2001]: 1-79, I-XII. 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 
  • Van der Laan, R., Eschmeyer, W.N. & Fricke, R. 2014. Family-group names of Recent fishes. Zootaxa, 3882 (2): 1–230. (doi) Zitatseite