Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Katherine Bemis

Research Zoologist, NOAA National Systematics Lab and Curator of Fishes
Department / Division
Education
  • BS., Cornell University
  • PhD., College of William and Mary, Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Research Interests

Systematics, biology, and morphology of marine fishes, in particular Tetraodontiformes.

Publications
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Hilton, Eric J., and Bemis, William E. 2021. "Overview of the Anatomy of Ocean Sunfishes (Molidae: Tetraodontiformes)." in The Ocean Sunfishes: Evolution, Biology, and Conservation, edited by Thys, Tierney M., Hays, Graeme C., and Houghton, Jonathan D. R., CRC Press.
  • Policarpo, Maxime, Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Metcalfe, Cushla J., Laurenti, Patrick, Sandoz, Jean-Christophe, Rétaux, Sylvie, and Casane, Didier. 2021. "Evolutionary Dynamics of the OR Gene Repertoire in Teleost Fishes: Evidence of an Association with Changes in Olfactory Epithelium Shape." Molecular biology and evolution https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab145
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Psomadakis, Peter N., Ferris, Lauren Newell, and Kumar, Appukuttannair Biju. 2020. "Review of the Indian Ocean spikefish genus Mephisto (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae)." Zootaxa 4802 (1):82-98. https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4802.1.5
  • 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.
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., and Arcila, Dahiana. 2019. "Life history, distribution and molecular phylogenetics of the Upward-Mouth Spikefish Atrophacanthus japonicus (Teleostei: Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae)." Journal of fish biology 94 (4):578-584. https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.13923
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Yale University Press.
  • Bemis, Katherine E., Tyler, James C., Bemis, William E., Kumar, Kishor, Rana, Rajendra Singh, and Smith, Thierry. 2017. "A gymnodont fish jaw with remarkable molariform teeth from the early Eocene of Gujarat, India (Teleostei, Tetraodontiformes)." Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology 37 (6):https://doi.org/10.1080/02724634.2017.1369422

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