Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Jill Yager

Research Associate
Department / Division
  • B.S. Colorado State University
  • M.S. Florida Institute of Technology
  • Ph.D. Old Dominion University

Professor Emerita, Antioch College; Member of The Crustacean Society; Life member and Fellow of the National Speleological Society; Member of Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society; Invited keynote speaker - Alejandro Villalobos National Crustacean meeting, Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, October 2018

Research Interests

Remipedia (Crustacea): Morphology, reproductive biology, behavior and taxonomy of remipedes Ecology of anchialine caves


Yager, J. 2016. Collecting and Processing Remipedes. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 36(3), 405-407.

Viacheslav N. Ivanenko, Ekaterina A. Antonenko, Mikhail S. Gelfand, Jill Yager and Frank D. Ferrari 2016. Changes in segmentation and setation along the anterior/posterior axis of the homonomous trunk limbs of a remipede (Crustacea, Arthropoda). PeerJ 4:e2305; DOI 10.7717/peerj.2305

Yager, J. 2013. Speleonectes cokei, new species of Remipedia (Crustacea: Speleonectidae) from a submerged ocean cave near Caye Chapel, Belize. Zootaxa 3710 (4): 354-362.

Hartke, T. R., Koenemann, S., and J. Yager. 2011. Speleonectes williamsi, a new species of Remipedia (Crustacea) from the Bahamas. Zootaxa 3115:21-28.

Daenekas, J., Iliffe., T.M., Yager, J., & S. Koenemann. 2009. Speleonectes kakuki, a new species of Remipedia (Crustacea) from Andros and Cat Island, Bahamas. Zootaxa 2016:51-66.

Escobar-Briones, E. and J. Yager. 2002. Remipedia. In: Biodiversidad, Taxonomia y Biogeografia de Artropodos de Mexico. Vol. III, eds. J.L. Bousquets and J.J. Morone. Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico: 279-290.

Yager, J. and M. E. Madden. 2002. Preliminary analysis of the ecology of a cenote in Quintana Roo, Mexico, characterized by its extraordinary quantities of remipedes. In: Hydrogeology and Biology of Post-Paleozoic Carbonate Aquifers, eds. J.B. Martin, C.M. Wicks, and I. D. Sasowsky. Karst Waters Institute Special Publication No. 7: 138-141.

Yager, J. and J.H. Carpenter. 1999. Speleonectes epilimnius, new species, (Remipedia: Speleonectidae) from surface water of an anchialine cave on San Salvador Island, Bahamas. Crustaceana 72 (8): 965-977.

Hessler, R. R. and J. Yager. 1998. Skeletomusculature of trunk segments and their limbs in Speleonectes tulumensis (Remipedia). Journal of Crustacean Biology 18(1): 111-119.

Yager, J. and W.F. Humphreys. 1996. Lasionectes exleyi, sp. nov., the first remipede crustacean recorded from Australia and the Indian Ocean, with a key to the world species. Invertebrate Taxonomy 10: 171-187.

Yager, J. 1994. Speleonectes gironensis, new species of remipede (Crustacea: Remipedia: Speleonectidae) from anchialine caves in Cuba, with remarks on biogeography and ecology. Journal Crustacean Biology 14(4): 752-762.

Yager, J. 1991. The reproductive biology of two species of remipedes. In: R.T. Bauer and J.W. Martin, eds, Crustacean Sexual Biology, pp.271 289. New York: Columbia University Press.

Yager, J. 1981. Remipedia, a new class of Crustacea from a marine cave in the Bahamas. Journal of Crustacean Biology 1 (3): 328 333.