Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Kenneth Tighe

Museum Specialist
Department / Division
  • B.S. (Biological Sciences), 1970, Union College, Schenectady, N.Y.
  • M.S. (Zoology), 1975, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, R.I.
Research Interests

Taxonomy and phylogenetic systematics of lower vertebrates, especially the fish order Anguilliformes. Responsible for the maintenance of the database for the Division of Amphibians and Reptiles.

  • Espíndola, Vinicius C., Caires, Rodrigo A., Tighe, Kenneth A., de Pinna, Mario C. C., and de Melo, Marcelo R. S. 2021. "A new species of the rare genus Myroconger Günther, 1870 (Anguilliformes: Myrocongridae) from Brazilian waters, tropical western Atlantic." Zootaxa 4965 (3):529-540.
  • Uetz, Peter, Cherikh, Sami, Shea, Glenn, Ineich, Ivan, Campbell, Patrick D., Doronin, Igor V., Rosado, José, Wynn, Addison, Tighe, Kenneth A., McDiarmid, Roy, Lee, Justin L., Köhler, Gunther, Ellis, Ryan, Doughty, Paul, Raxworthy, Christopher J., Scheinberg, Lauren, Resetar, Alan, Sabaji, Mark, Schneider, Greg, Franzen, Michael, Glaw, Frank, Böhme, Wolfgang, Schweiger, Silke, Gemel, Richard, Couper, Patrick et al. 2019. "A global catalog of primary reptile type specimens." Zootaxa 4695 (5):438-450.
  • Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., Tighe, Kenneth A., Hibino, Yusuke, and McCosker, John E. 2018. "Checklist of eels of Taiwan (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes): An update." Zootaxa 4454 (1):5-17.
  • Ho, Hsuan-Ching and Tighe, Kenneth A. 2018. "Three new species of the cutthroat eel genus Dysomma, with comments on the variation of D. taiwanense (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae)." Zootaxa 4454 (1):52-67.
  • Orrell, Thomas M., Hollowell, Thomas H., Tuccinardi, Chris, Reed, Karen, Bird, Jessica, Williams, Jeffrey T., Tighe, Kenneth A., Schmidt, Brian K., and Ludwig, Craig. 2018. "NMNH Extant Specimen Records."
  • Tighe, Kenneth A., Ho, Hsuan-Ching, and Hatooka, Kiyotaka. 2018. "A new species of the genus Dysommina (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae) from the Western Pacific." Zootaxa 4454 (1):43-51.
  • Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., McCosker, John E., Hibino, Yusuke, Loh, Kar-Hoe, Tighe, Kenneth A., and Shao, KwangTsao. 2015. "Annotated checklist of eels (orders Anguilliformes and Saccopharyngiformes) from Taiwan." Zootaxa 4060 (1):140-189.
  • Ho, Hsuan-Ching, Smith, David G., and Tighe, Kenneth A. 2015. "Review of the arrowtooth eel genera Dysomma and Dysommina in Taiwan, with the description of a new species (Anguilliformes: Synaphobranchidae: Ilyophinae)." Zootaxa 4060 (1):86-104.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A., Pogonoski, John J., Hibino, Yusuke, Ho, Hsuan-Ching, and Nguyen, Quan Van. 2015. "Three new species of the genus Chlopsis (Anguilliformes: Chlopsidae) from the Indo-Pacific." Zootaxa 4060 (1):19-29.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. and McCosker, John E. 2003. "Two New Species of the Genus Chlopsis (Teleostei: Anguilliformes: Cholopsidae) from the Southwestern Pacific." Zootaxa 236:1-8.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. and Nielsen, J. G. 2000. "Saccopharynx berteli a new gulper eel from the Pacific Ocean (Teleostei, Saccopharyngidae)." Ichthyological Research 47 (1):39-41.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. 1992. "Boehlkenchelys longidentata, a New Genus and Species of Chlopsid Eel (Teleostei - Anguilliformes) from the Indo-West Pacific Region." Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 105 (1):19-22.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. 1989. "Family Serrivomeridae." in Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, edited by Böhlke, Eugenia B., 613-627. Allen Press, Inc..
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. 1989. "Family Serrivomeridae: Leptocephali." in Fishes of the Western North Atlantic, edited by Böhlke, Eugenia B., 921-924. Allen Press, Inc..
  • Vouglitois, J. J., Able, K. W., Kurtz, R. J., and Tighe, Kenneth A. 1987. "Life-History and Population-Dynamics of the Bay Anchovy in New Jersey." Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 116 (2):141-153.
  • Keene, M. J. and Tighe, Kenneth A. 1984. "Beryciformes: Development and Relationships." in Ontogeny and Systematics of Fishes, edited by Moser, H. G., 383-392.
  • Tighe, Kenneth A. and Keene, M. J. 1984. "Zeiformes: Development and Relationships." in Ontogeny and Systematics of Fishes, edited by Moser, H. G., 393-398.

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