Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Dave Johnson

Research Zoologist and Curator of Marine Larval Fishes
Department / Division
Education
  • B.S., University of Texas Austin
  • Ph.D., University of California San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Research Interests

Systematics, comparative anatomy, ontogeny, phylogeny, and early life history of fishes, particularly acanthomorphs.

Publications
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Chapter
  • Paxton, J. R., Trnski, T., and Johnson, G. David. 2016. "Centomimidae." 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., 2174–2182. FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. Rome: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
  • Britz, Ralf and Johnson, G. David. 2010. "Occipito-vertebral fusion in actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 1: Non-teleosts." in Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts Honoring Gloria Arratia, edited by Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter, and Wilson, Mark V. H., 77–94. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.
  • Johnson, G. David and Britz, Ralf. 2010. "Occipito-vertebral fusion in Actinopterygians: conjecture, myth and reality. Part 2: Teleosts." in Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts, edited by Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter, and Wilson, Mark V. H., 95–110. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.
  • Wiley, E. O. and Johnson, G. David. 2010. "A teleost classification based on monophyletic groups." in Origin and Phylogenetic Interrelationships of Teleosts, edited by Nelson, Joseph S., Schultze, Hans-Peter, and Wilson, Mark V. H., 123–182. München: Verlag Dr. Friedrich Pfeil.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2005. "Chapter 98. Rondeletiidae: Redmouth Whalefishes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: an Identification Guide for the Wwestern Ccentral North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 1079–1083. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2005. "Chapter 101. Mirapinnidae: Tapetails & Hairyfish." in Early stages of Atlantic Fishes: an Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 1091–1099. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2005. "Chapter 100. Cetomimidae: Whalefishes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: an Identification Guide for the Western Central Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 1089–1090. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2005. "Chapter 99. Barbourisidae: Redvelvet Whalefish." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: an Identification Guide for the Western Central Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 1085–1087. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2005. "Chapter 102. Megalomycteridae: Bignose Fishes." in Early Stages of Atlantic Fishes: an Identification Guide for the Western Central North Atlantic, edited by Richards, William J., 1101–1102. CRC Press. Taylor & Francis Group.
  • Stassny, M. L. J., Wiley, E. O., Johnson, G. David, and Carvalho, M. 2004. "Gnathostome Fishes." in Assembling the Tree of Life, edited by Cracraft, J. and Donoghue, M. J., 410–429. Oxford University Press.
  • Johnson, G. David. 2000. "Higher teleosts and adventures in the fish trade." in A Celebration of the Life of Colin Patterson, edited by Forey, P. L., Gardiner, B. G., and Humphries, C. J., 39–53. London: The Linnean.
  • Johnson, G. David, Leis, J. M., and Washington, B. B. 2000. "Zanclidae (Moorish idol)." in The larvae of Indo-Pacific coastal fishes, edited by Leis, J. M. and Carson-Ewart, B. M., 638–688. Leiden: Brill.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 2000. "Family Anomalopidae." in The living Marine Resources of the South China Sea, edited by Randall, John E. and Lim, K. P., 601. Singapore: The National University of Singapore.
  • Paxton, John R. and Johnson, G. David. 1999. "Anomalopidae. Flashlight fishes." in The living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, edited by Niem, V. and Carpenter, Kenneth., 2212–2213. Rome: FAO.
  • Johnson, G. David and Gill, A. C. 1998. "Perches and allies." in Encyclopedia of Fishes, 2nd ed, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. N., 181–194. New York: Academic Press.
  • Baldwin, Carole C. and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Interrelationships of Aulopiformes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 355–404. New York: Academic Press.
  • Baldwin, Carole C. and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Interrelationships of Aulopiformes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 355–404. New York: Academic Press.
  • Harold, A. S. and Weitzman, Stanley H. 1996. "Interrelationships of Stomiiform Fishes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 333–353. New York: Academic Press.
  • Johnson, G. David and Patterson, C. 1996. "Relationships of lower euteleostean fishes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 251–332. New York: Academic Press.
  • Johnson, G. David and Patterson, C. 1996. "Relationships of lower euteleostean fishes." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 251–332. New York: Academic Press.
  • Parenti, Lynne R. and Song, Jiakun. 1996. "Phylogenetic Significance of the Pectoral/Pelvic Fin Association in Acanthomorph Fishes: A Reassessment Using Comparative Neuroanatomy." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., 427–444. New York: Academic Press.
  • Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Preface." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., xi. New York: Academic Press.
  • Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David. 1996. "Preface." in Interrelationships of Fishes, edited by Stiassny, M. L. J., Parenti, Lynne R., and Johnson, G. David., xi. New York: Academic Press.
  • Johnson, G. David and Gill, A. C. 1994. "Perches and allies." in Encyclopedia of Fishes, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. N., 181–196. Sydney: New South Wales Press.
  • Johnson, G. David and Washington, B. B. 1989. "Zanclidae - moorish idol." in The larvae of Indo-Pacific shorefishes, edited by Leis, J. M. and Trnski, T., 285–290. New South Wales: New South Wales University Press and University of Hawaii Press.
  • Johnson, G. David. 1984. "Percoidei: development and relationships." in Ontogeny and Systematics of Fishes, edited by Moser, H. G., 464–469. Lawrence, KS: Allen Press Inc.

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Book
  • Johnson, G. David. 1978. Development of Fishes of the Mid-Atlantic Bight: an atlas of egg, larval and juvenile stages. Vol. IV, Carangidae through Ephippidae. Fish and Wildlife service.