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William D. Anderson Jr.

Professor Emeritus, College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9182
E-mail: andersonwd@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., 1960, University of South Carolina


Research Interests

  • Systematics of fishes and history of biology

Current and planned research projects

  • Systematics of fishes: Symphysanodontidae (slopefishes) -- worldwide; Anthiinae (anthiine seabasses, family Serranidae) -- Atlantic and eastern Pacific; Callanthiidae (splendid perches) -- worldwide; Lutjanidae (snappers) --worldwide
  • History of biology: history of natural history investigations in South Carolina; history of the evolution-creationism controversy

Publications

  • Anderson, W.D., Jr., G.D. Johnson, and C.C. Baldwin. 2015. Review of the splendid perches, Callanthias (Percoidei: Callanthiidae). Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 105, Part 3. American Philosophical Society Press, Philadelphia, pp. i-xxii + 1-126, Plates 1-8, Figures 1-23, Tables 1-20, Maps 1-5.
  • Anderson, W.D., Jr. 2014. The plates in Holbrook's Ichthyology of South Carolina, 1860. aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, Vl. 20, No. 4, pp. 173-218, fig. 1, pls. I-XXX.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr., and P. C. Heemstra.  2012.  Review of Atlantic and eastern Pacific anthiine fishes (Teleostei: Perciformes: Serranidae), with descriptions of two new genera. Transactions of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 102, Part 2.  American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, pp. i-xviii + 1-173, Figs. 1-32, Tables 1-8, Maps 1-12.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr., and G. García-Moliner.  2012.  A new species of Odontanthias Bleeker (Perciformes: Serranidae: Anthiinae) from Mona Passage off Puerto Rico, the first record of the genus from the Atlantic Ocean.  aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, Vol. 18, No.1, pp. 25-30.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr., and V. G. Springer. 2005. Review of the perciform fish genus Symphysanodon (Symphysanodontidae), with descriptions of three new species,S.mona, S. parini, and S. rhax. Zootaxa, 996, pp. 1-44.
  • Anderson, W.D., Jr. 2008. A new species of the perciform fish genus Plectranthias(Serranidae: Anthiinae) from the Nazca Ridge in the eastern South Pacific. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Vol. 121, No. 4, pp. 429-437.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr. 2006. Meganthias carpenteri, new species of fish from the eastern Atlantic Ocean, with a key to eastern Atlantic Anthiinae (Perciformes: Serranidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, Vol. 119, No. 3, pp. 404-417.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr., and V. G. Springer. 2005. Review of the perciform fish genusSymphysanodon (Symphysanodontidae), with descriptions of three new species,S.monaS. parini, and S. rhax. Zootaxa, 996, pp. 1-44.
  • Anderson, W. D., Jr. 2002. Andrew C. Moore's "Evolution Once More": The evolution-creationism controversy from an early 1920s perspective. Bulletin Alabama Museum of Natural History, No. 22, pp. iii-iv + 1-35.
  • Sanders, A. E., and W. D. Anderson, Jr. 1999. Natural history investigations in South Carolina from colonial times to the present. University of South Carolina Press, Columbia. xl + 333 pp.