Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Daniel Lumbantobing

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department / Division
  • B.Sc., Universitas Indonesia (Biology)
  • Ph.D., George Washington University (Biological Sciences)
Research Interests

My major group of interests are Asian pelagic minnows and other cypriniform fishes from the area as well as ricefishes and gobies from Sulawesi. I study the systematics and taxonomy of these groups using both morphological and molecular analyses.


Kheng V, Zichello JM, Lumbantobing DN, Lawalata SZS, Andayani N, Melnick DJ. 2017. Phylogeography, population structure, and conservation of the Javan gibbon (Hylobates moloch). International Journal of Primatology (2017).

Lumbantobing DN. 2014. Four new species of Rasbora of the Sumatrana Group (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northern Sumatra, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2014 (3764): 1-25.

Parenti LR, Hadiaty RK, Lumbantobing D, Herder F. 2013. Two new ricefishes of the genus Oryzias (Atherinomorpha: Beloniformes: Adrianichthyidae) augment the endemic freshwater fish fauna of southeastern Sulawesi, Indonesia. Copeia 2013 (3): 403-414.

Tang K, Lumbantobing DN, Mayden RL. 2013. The phylogenetic placement of Oxygaster van Hasselt, 1823 (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cyprinidae) and the taxonomic status of the family-group name Oxygastrinae Bleeker, 1860. Copeia 2013 (1): 13-22.

Lumbantobing DN. 2010. Four new species of the Rasbora trifasciata-complex (Teleostei: Cyprinidae) from northwestern Sumatra, Indonesia. Copeia 2010 (4): 644-670