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. 2021. [Book review] "Frogfishes: Biodiversity, Zoogeography, and Behavioral Ecology." Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109, (3), 925–927. https://doi.org/10.1643/t2021054.
  • 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. Thys, Tierney M., Hays, Graeme C., and Houghton, Jonathan D. R., editors. Boca Raton: CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9780429343360-4.
  • Hilton, Eric J., Bauer, Aaron M., Bemis, Katherine E., Sabaj, Mark H., Smith, David G., and Watkins-Colwell, Gregory. 2021. "A Common Love of Science: The One-Hundredth Meeting of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists." Ichthyology & Herpetology, 109, (3). https://doi.org/10.1643/t2021071.
  • 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., editors. 2019. Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • 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. Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., editors. 5–77. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Scomberesocidae, sauries." In Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., editors. 79–88. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Family Hemiramphidae, halfbeaks." In Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., editors. 89–147. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E. 2019. "Order Beloniformes." In Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Collette, Bruce B. and Bemis, Katherine E., editors. 1–4. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • Parin, N. V., Shakhovskoy, I., Bemis, Katherine E., and Collette, Bruce B. 2019. "Family Exocoetidae, flyingfishes." In Order Beloniformes: Needlefishes, sauries, halfbeaks, and flyingfishes. Collette, Bruce B., Bemis, Katherine E., Parin, Nicolay V., and Shakhovskoy, Ilia B., editors. 149–239. Yale University Press. In Fishes of the western North Atlantic (part 10).
  • 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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