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Tony Harold

College of Charleston

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory, 205 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC 29412
Phone: 843.953.9180
E-mail: harolda@cofc.edu



Education

Ph.D., 1991, Memorial University of Newfoundland


Research Interests

  • Phylogenetic systematics and biogeography of marine and freshwater fishes

Current research projects

  • Phylogeny, biogeography and life history evolution of gobies: Use of anatomical, histological and molecular data in reconstructing phylogeny, with resultant phylogenies applied to studies of life history evolution and historical biogeography
  • Phylogeny of the deep-sea stomiiform fishes: further morphological studies, emphasizing osteology, myology and photophore histology, are underway which help to resolve several important evolutionary problems in the group
  • New species of stomiiforms and gadiforms: morphometric and meristic data analyzed by multivariate ordination procedures are used in species discrimination; preparation of descriptions of numerous undescribed species
  • Historical biogeography of Bregmacerotidae: ongoing work to revise Bregmaceros and resolve the phylogeny of the species will eventually lead to an analysis of the historical biogeography and some aspects of the historical ecology of this group, in particular the evolutionary polarity of shallow versus deep-water living in this group of likely paedomorphic cod-like fishes

Publications

  • D’Aguillo, M., Harold, A.S., and T. Darden. 2014. Diet composition and feeding ecology of the naked goby, Gobiosoma bosc (Gobiidae), from four estuaries along the western Atlantic. Journal of Fish Biology 85: 355–373.
  • Harold, A.S., I.M. Kemp, and S.K. Shore. A new species of Polyipnus (Teleostei: Stomiiformes) from the western Pacific, with comments on the P. triphanos species complex. Zootaxa  (pending minor revision).
  • Harold, A.S., and N.J. Salcedo. 2009. Creagrutus yanatili (Teleostei: Characidae), a new species of characid from the Río Urubamba drainage, southeastern Peru. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters 20: 377–383.
  • Harold, A.S., Stewart, A.L., and C.D. Roberts. in press. Family Sternoptychidae. Pp. 446-468 in Roberts, C.D., A.L. Stewart, and C.D. Struthers (eds.) The Fishes of New Zealand, Vol. 2. Museum of New Zealand, Te Papa Press, Wellington, New Zealand. Vols. 1–4, 2008 p.
  • Harold, A.S., R. Winterbottom, P.L. Munday, and R.W. Chapman. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Indo-Pacific coral gobies of the genus Gobiodon(Teleostei: Gobiidae), based on morphological and molecular data. Bulletin of Marine Science 82: 119–136.
  • Javonillo, R., and A.S. Harold. 2010. A systematic review of the genus Chasmodes. (Teleostei: Perciformes: Blenniidae). Zootaxa 2558: 1–16.
  • Harold, A.S., and N.J. Salcedo. in press. Creagrutus yanatili (Teleostei: Characidae), a new species of characid from the Río Urubamba drainage, southeastern Peru. Ichthyological Exploration of Freshwaters.
  • Harold, A.S. in press. Families Astronesthidae, Bregmacerotidae, Chauliodontidae, Gonostomatidae, Idiacanthidae, Malacosteidae, Melanostomiidae, Phosichthyidae, Sternoptychidae, and Stomiidae. InCarpenter, K. (ed.). Eastern Central Atlantic Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes.  FAO Species Identification and Data Programme.
  • Harold, A.S., and M.F. Gomon. 2008. Gonostomatidae, Phosichthyidae, and Sternoptychidae. Pp. 224-239, in Gomon, M.F., D. Bray, and R. Kuiter (eds.) The Fishes of Australia’s Southern Coasts, New Holland Publishing, 928 p.
  • Harold, A.S., R. Winterbottom, P.L. Munday, and R.W. Chapman. 2008. Phylogenetic relationships of Indo-Pacific coral gobies of the genus Gobiodon(Teleostei: Gobiidae), based on morphological and molecular data. Bulletin of  Marine Science 82: 119-136.