Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Vic Springer

Emeritus Curator
Department / Division
Education
  • Ph.D. 1957, University of Texas
  • M.S. 1954, University of Miami 
  • B.A. 1948, Emory University
Research Interests

Classification, evolution, and biogeography of fishes, especially marine fishes. Blennioid fishes. Late 19th and 20th Century scientific illustrators of fishes.  I am currently conducting a study of the gill arch muscles of eels.

Publications
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Chapter
  • Springer, Victor G. 2011. "Dr. Herbert R. Axelrod, Contributions to Ichthyology." in Discus, edited by Axelrod, H. R. and Degen, B., 20–27. Germany: Degen Mediahouse Gmbh.
  • Hastings, P. A. and Springer, Victor G. 2009. "Systematics of the Blenniidae (Blennioidei)." in The Biology of the Blennies, edited by Patzner, R. A., Gonçlaves, E. J., Hastings, P. A., and Kapoor, B. G., 69–91. Enfield, New Hamspshire: Science Publishers.
  • Hastings, P. A. and Springer, Victor G. 2009. "Systematics of the Blennioidei and the included families Chaenopsidae, Clinidae, Labrisomidae and Dactyloscopidae." in The Biology of the Blennies, edited by Patzner, R. A., Gonçlaves, E. J., Hastings, P. A., and Kapoor, B. G., 3–30. Enfield, New Hampshire: Science Publishers.
  • Patzner, R. A., Hastings, P. A., Springer, Victor G., Wirtz, P., and Gonçalves, E. J. 2009. "List of valid species of blennies." in The Biology of Blennies, edited by Patzner, R. A.,, Gonçlaves, E. J., Hastings, P. A., and Kapoor, B. G., 443–473. Enfield, New Hampshire: Science Publishers.
  • Springer, Victor G. 1994. "Blennies." in Encyclopedia of Fishes, edited by Paxton, John R. and Eschmeyer, W. N., 216–219. Sydney: University of New South Wales Press.
  • Springer, Victor G. 1986. "Family No. 235: Blenniidae." in Smiths' Sea Fishes, edited by Smith, Margaret M. and Heemstra, Phillip C., 6 ed. 742–755. Berlin;New York: Springer-Verlag.
  • Springer, Victor G. 1981. "Comments on Solem's Land-Snail Biogeography, with an Hypothesized Explanation of the Distribution of the Endodontidae." in Vicariance Biogeography, edited by Nelson, Gareth and Rosen, Donn E., 225–230. New York: Columbia University Press.
  • Springer, Victor G. 1978. "Blenniidae." in Western Central Atlantic, FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Rome, Italy: FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS.
  • Springer, Victor G. 1978. "Clinidae." in Western Central Atlantic, FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Rome, Italy: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Conference
  • Baldwin, Carole C., Collette, Bruce B., Parenti, Lynne R., Smith, David G., and Springer, Victor G. 1996. "Collecting Fishes." In Methods and techniques of underwater research: proceedings of the American academy of underwater sciences 1996 scientific diving symposium, Smithsonian Institution Washington D.C., USA., 11–34. Washington, DC: American Academy of Underwater Sciences.
Book
  • Springer, Victor Gruschka and Raasch, Maynard S. 1995. Fishes, Angling, and Finfish Fisheries on Stamps of the World. Tucson, Arizona: American Topical Association.
  • Springer, Victor Gruschka and Gold, Joy P. 1989. Sharks in Question: the Smithsonian Answer Book. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Institution Press.