Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Bruce Collette

Emeritus Curator (NOAA)
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. 1960, Cornell University
  • B.S. 1956, Cornell University
Research Interests

Systematics, evolution, zoogeography, anatomy, and biology of marine fishes, especially Scombroidei (mackerels and tunas), Xiphioidei (billfishes), Beloniformes (needlefishes and halfbeaks), and Batrachoididae (toadfishes).

Publications
Book
  • Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B. , eds. 2019. Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Graves, John. 2019. Tunas and billfishes of the world. Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Linardich, C., Ralph, G., Carpenter, K., Cox, N., Robertson, D. Ross, Harwell, H., Anderson, W., Jr., Acero, A., Barthelat, F., Bouchereau, J. -L, Brown, J. J., Buchanan, J., Buddo, D., Collette, Bruce B., Comeros-Raynal, M., Craig, M., Curtis, M., Defex, T., Dooley, J., Driggers III, W., Elfes Livsey, C., Fraser, T., Grijalba Bendeck, L., Gilmore, R., Jr., Kishore, R. et al. 2017. The Conservation Status of Marine Bony Shorefishes of the Greater Caribbean. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN. https://doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.CH.2017.RA.1.en
  • Polidoro, Beth, Ralph, Gina M., Strongin, Kyle, Harvey, Michael, Carpenter, Kent E., Ayo, Titus Adeofe, Arnold, Rachel, Bannerman, Paul, Nguema, Bibang Bi, Buchanan, Jack R., Mohamed, Khairdine, Camara, Abdallahi, Hawa, Youssouf Camara, Cissoko, Kadiatou, Collette, Bruce B., Comeros-Raynal, Mia, De Bruyne, Godefroy, Diouf, Madeleine, Djiman, Roger, Ducrocq, Mathieu, Gon, Ofer, Harold, Antony S., Harwell, Heather, Hilton-Taylor, Craig, Hines, Andrew et al. 2016. Red List of Marine Bony Fishes of the Eastern Central Atlantic. International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
  • Nieto, Ana, Ralph, Gina M., Comeros-Raynal, Mia, Kemp, James, García Criado, Mariana, Allen, David J., Dulvy, Nicholas K., Walls, Rachel H. L., Russell, Barry, Pollard, David, García, Silvia, Craig, Matthew, Collette, Bruce B., Pollom, Riley, Biscoito, Manuel, Chao, Ning Labbish, Abella, Alvaro, Afonso, Pedro, Álvarez, Helena, Carpenter, Kent E., Clò, Simona, Cook, Robin, Costa, Maria José, Delgado, João, Dureuil, Manuel et al. 2015. European Red List of Marine Fishes. European Union. https://doi.org/10.2779/082723
  • Helfman, Gene and Collette, Bruce B. 2011. Fishes : the animal answer guide. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G. 2002. Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine, 3rd edition. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Smith-Vaniz, William F., Collette, Bruce B., and Luckhurst, B. E. 1999. Fishes of Bermuda: history, zoogeography, annotated hecklist, and identification keys. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
  • Helfman, G. F., Collette, Bruce B., and Facey, D. E. 1997. The diversity of fishes. Blackwell Science.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Hartel, K. H. 1988. An annotated list of the fishes of Massachusetts Bay. Woods Hole, Mass.: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Marine Fisheries Service, Northeast Fisheries Center.

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Chapter
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Order Beloniformes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E., 1–4. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Belonidae, needlefishes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 5–77. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Hemiramphidae, halfbeaks." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 89–147. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Scomberesocidae, sauries." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 79–88. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Order Beloniformes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E., 1–4. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Belonidae, needlefishes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 5–77. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Hemiramphidae, halfbeaks." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 89–147. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Scomberesocidae, sauries." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 79–88. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Parin, N. V., Shakhovskoy, I., Bemis, Katherine E., and Collette, Bruce B. 2019. "Family Exocoetidae, flyingfishes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 149–239. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Parin, N. V., Shakhovskoy, I., Bemis, Katherine E., and Collette, Bruce B. 2019. "Family Exocoetidae, flyingfishes." in Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes, edited by Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., 149–239. Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10). Yale University Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2016. "Scomberesocidae, sauries." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 2127–2130. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2016. "Belonidae, needlefishes." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 2118–2126. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2016. "Hemiramphidae, halfbeaks." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 2156–2162. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Greenfield, D. W. 2016. "Batrachoididae, toadfishes." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 2036–2043. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Gilman, E., Allain, V., Collette, Bruce B., Hampton, J., and Lehodey, P. 2016. "Effects of Ocean Warming on Pelagic Tunas, a Review." in Explaining Ocean Warming: Causes, Scale, Effects and Consequences, edited by Laffole, D. and Baxter, J., 254–270. Gland, Switzerland: IUCN – International Union for the Conservation of Nature.
  • Miloslavich, Patricia, Webb, Tom, Snelgrove, Paul, Berghe, Edward Vanden, Kaschner, Kristin, Halpin, Patrick N., Reeves, Randall R., Lascelles, Ben, Tarzia, Marguerite, Wallace, Bryan P., Dulvy, Nicholas, Simpfendorfer, Colin A., Schillinger, George, Boustany, Andre, Collette, Bruce B., Graves, John E., Obura, David, Edwards, Martin, Clark, Malcolm, Stocks, Karen, Morato, Telmo, Tunnicliffe, Verena, Hopcroft, Russell, Archambault, Philippe, Pepin, Pierre et al. 2016. "Extent of Assessment of Marine Biological Diversity." in First Global Marine Assessment (World Ocean Assessment), 1–58. United Nations.
  • Olney, J. E. and Collette, Bruce B. 2016. "Lampridae, opahs." in The living marine resources of the Eastern Central Atlantic. Volume 3: Bony fishes part 1 (Elopiformes to Scorpaeniformes), edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and De Angelis, Nicoletta., 1929–1930. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Restrepo, Victor, Juan-Jordá, Maria José, Collette, Bruce B., Frédou, Flávia Lucena, and Rosenberg, Andrew. 2016. "Tunas and Billfishes." in First Global Marine Assessment (World Ocean Assessment), United Nations.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2010. "Reproduction and development of epipelagic fishes." in Reproduction and sexuality in marine fishes: patterns and processes, edited by Cole, K. S., 21–63. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2005. "Belonidae: needlefishes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 909–931. CRC Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2005. "Hemiramphidae: halfbeaks." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 933–953. CRC Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2005. "Chapter 75. Order Beloniformes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 903. CRC Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2005. "Chapter 51. Batrachoidiformes, Batrachoididae: toadfishes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: An Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 759–767. CRC Press.
  • Hardy, J. D.,Jr. and Collette, Bruce B. 2005. "Chapter 76. Scomberesocidae: sauries." in Early stages of Atlantic fishes: an identification guide for the western central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 905–907. CRC Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2003. "Scombroidei (barracudas, tunas, marlins, and relatives)." in Grizmek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, 2nd ed., vol. 5, Fishes II, edited by Hutchins, M., Thoney, D. A., Loiselle, P. V., and Schlager, N., 405–419. Gale Group.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2003. "Families Batrachoididae, pp. 509-510 and Hemiramphidae, pp. 589-590." in Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America, edited by Reis, R. E., Kullander, S. O., and Ferraris, Carl J., Jr., 509–510, 589. Edipucrs.
  • Lovejoy, Nathan R. and Collette, Bruce B. 2003. "Belonidae." in Check List of the Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America, edited by Reis, R. E., Kullander, S. O., and Ferraris, Carl J., Jr., 331–340. Edipucrs.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Remoras and sharksuckers, family Echeneidae; Dolphinfishes, family Coryphaenidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 406–411. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Flyingfishes and allies, order Beloniformes." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third Edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 244–292. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Mackerel-like fishes, suborder Scombroidei." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 507–536. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Toadfishes, order Batrachoidiformes." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 261–264. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Pricklebacks, family Stichaeidae; Gunnels, family Pholidae; Wrymouths, family Cryptacanthodidiae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 474–485. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Mackerel-like fishes, suborder Scombroidei." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 507–536. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Remoras and sharksuckers, family Echeneidae; Dolphinfishes, family Coryphaenidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 406–411. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Toadfishes, order Batrachoidiformes." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 261–264. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Pricklebacks, family Stichaeidae; Gunnels, family Pholidae; Wrymouths, family Cryptacanthodidiae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 474–485. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Flyingfishes and allies, order Beloniformes." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third Edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 244–292. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Klein-MacPhee, G. and Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Scorpionfishes, family Scorpaenidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 331–338. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Klein-MacPhee, G. and Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Eelpouts, family Zoarcidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 466–474. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Klein-MacPhee, G. and Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Eelpouts, family Zoarcidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 466–474. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Klein-MacPhee, G. and Collette, Bruce B. 2002. "Scorpionfishes, family Scorpaenidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder's Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. Third edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 331–338. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Munroe, Thomas A. 2002. "Family Labridae." in Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. 3rd Edition, edited by Collette, Bruce B. and MacPhee, G. K., 448–466. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Munroe, Thomas A. 2002. "Family Clupeidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. 3rd Ed., edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 111–160. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Munroe, Thomas A. 2002. "Family Engraulidae." in Bigelow and Schroeder’s Fishes of the Gulf of Maine. 3rd Ed., edited by Collette, Bruce B. and Klein-MacPhee, G., 105–111. Smithsonian Institution Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2001. "Families Amodytidae and Scombridae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 3518, 3721–3518, 3756. FAO.
  • Collette, Bruce B., Reeb, C., and Block, B. A. 2001. "Systematics of the tunas and mackerels (Scombridae)." in Tuna: physiology, ecology, and evolution, edited by Block, B. A. and Stevens, E. D., 1–33. Academic Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 2000. "Families Belonidae, Hemiramphidae, Pomatomidae, Echeneidae, Rachycentridae, and Coryphaenidae." in FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, edited by Carpenter, Kent E. and Niem, V. H., 2151–2658. FAO.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 1999. "ITIS, the Integrated Taxonomic Information System." in Metadiversity: the Grand Challenge for Biodiversity Information Management through Metadata, edited by Fraser, R. T. and Kaser, V. C., 63–67.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Parin, N. V. 1998. "Flyingfishes & their allies." in Encyclopedia of fishes, 2nd. edition, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. E., 144–147. Academic Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 1996. "Results of the Tektite Program: Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes." in Methods and Techniques of Underwater Research, edited by Lang, Michael A. and Baldwin, Carole C., 83–87.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Parin, N. V. 1994. "Flyingfishes and their allies." in Encyclopedia of fishes, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. E., 144–147. New South Wales Press.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 1990. "Thunnus obesus: The Bigeye Tuna." in 1990 Big Game Fishing Annual, 97–99.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 1990. "Problems with Grey Literature in Fishery Science." in Writing for Fishery Journals, edited by Hunter, J., 27–31. Bethesda, Maryland: American Fisheries Society.
  • Collette, Bruce B. 1972. "Conclusions." in Results of the Tektite Program: Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes, 171–174. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County.
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Talbot, Frank H. 1972. "Activity Patterns of Coral Reef Fishes with Emphasis on Nocturnal-Diurnal Changeover." in Results of the Tektite Program: Ecology of Coral Reef Fishes, 98–124. Natural History Museum Los Angeles County.

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Web Page
  • Collette, Bruce B., Fox, W., Juan Jorda, M., Nelson, R., Pollard, D., Suzuki, N., and Teo, S. 2014. "Thunnus orientalis." The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Conference
  • Baldwin, Carole C., Collette, Bruce B., Parenti, Lynne R., Smith, David G., and Springer, Victor G. 1996. "Collecting Fishes." In Methods and techniques of underwater research: proceedings of the American academy of underwater sciences 1996 scientific diving symposium, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., USA., 11–34. Washington, DC: American Academy of Underwater Sciences.