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Department of Vertebrate Zoology

Division of Amphibians & Reptiles

Phyllomedusa vaillantii
Phyllomedusa vaillantii Ecuador, Pastaza Province. Photographed by William W. Lamar
bar Kenneth Tighe
    Kenneth A. Tighe
    Museum Specialist (Database Coordinator)

  • Phone: (301) 238-1726
  • Fax: (301) 238-1834
  • E-mail: tighek@si.edu

  • Mailing and Shipping Address:
    Division of Amphibians and Reptiles
    Museum Support Center, MRC 534
    4210 Silver Hill Road
    Suitland, MD 20746
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Education

B.S. (Biological Sciences), 1970, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
M.S. (Zoology), 1975, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.

Research Interests

Taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics of lower vertebrates, especially the fish order Anguilliformes. Responsible for the maintenance of the database for the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.

Recent Publications

Tighe, Kenneth A., Pogonoski, John J., Hibino, Yusuke, Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Nguyen, Quan Van 2015. Three new species of the genus Chlopsis (Anguilliformes: Chlopsidae) from the Indo-Pacific. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 19-29. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.4

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., McCosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A. and Shao, KwangTsao 2015. Annotated checklist of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) from Taiwan. Zootaxa, 4060(1): 140-189. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.16

Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G. and Tighe, Kenneth A. 2015. Review of the arrowtooth eel genera Dysomma and Dysommina in Taiwan, with the description of a new species (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae). Zootaxa, 4060(1): 86-104. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.4060.1.12