Stuart G. Poss

  • Research Associate
  • Ichthyology
  • PhD

Taxonomy and Systematics of Scorpaenoid fishes.

Numerical and computer assisted analysis of multivariate data of fishes.

Taxonomy and Systematics of Lancelets (Cephalochordata).

Use of computers and the internet in science education.

Education:
Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia, Noyes Postdoctoral Fellow, 1981-82
The University of Michigan, Ph.D. Evolutionary Biology, 1981
San Francisco State University, Masters of Science, Marine Biology, 1976
University of California at Los Angeles, A.B. Zoology, 1972
Yucaipa High School, 1968
Professional Positions Held:
1985-2000 Curator, Senior Scientist, Gulf Coast Research Laboratory, University of Southern Mississippi, Associate Professor of Coastal Science, Adjunct Associate Professor of Marine Sciences. Retired.
1983-1985 Collections Manager, California Academy of Sciences (duties included Project Manager, U.S. Minerals Management Agency, Outer Continental Environmental Assessment Program).
1982-1983 Systems Programmer. Academy of Natural Sciences Philadelphia.
Courses Taught:
Ichthyology.
Introduction to Marine Sciences.
Comparative Morphology (for C. Gans and R. G. Northcutt).
Functional Morphology (for C. Gans).
Advanced Biology for Medical Students.
Introductory Biology.
Human Biology.
One Masters Student Graduated (Windsor Aguirre).
Grants Awarded (Selected):
1998 National Science Foundation. Computerization and Development of GCRL/USM Ichthyological Collections.
1995-2000 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Gulf of Mexico Program. Continuing series of Grants to develop Website for coordination of GOMP dealing with endangered and non-indigenous species.
1989 National Marine Fisheries Service. Stock Assessment Studies of Sciaenops ocellatus.
1987 National Science Foundation. Taxonomy and Systematics of Scorpaenoid fishes.
1985 National Science Foundation. Workshop funding for American Ichthyologists to Attend Second Indo-Pacific Fish Symposium, Tokyo, Japan. (To American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists).
1984 National Science Foundation. Collections Improvement Grant for California Academy of Sciences Collections (authored, awarded to Tomio Iwamoto and William N. Eschmeyer).
Societal Positions Held and Conferences Organized (Selected):
2000 XVIIIth International Congress of Zoology (co-organizer and webmaster, with Dov Por, Hebrew University, and R. M. Polymeni, University of Athens) Athens, Greece. Meetings included 23 symposia, 4 special sessions, 2 poster sessions, and meeting of International Commission of Zoological Nomenclature.
1994 Workshop on Lancelets. IVth International Congress of Vertebrate Morphology, Chicago, Illinois. (Co-organizer with Carl Gans). Proceedings Edited and Published with C. Gans and N. Kemp, as: The Lancelets: A new look at some old beasts. Israel Journal of Zoology, Vol. 42, Supplement.
1985-2000 Board of Governors, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Chairman, Student Awards Committee, Chairman Collections Committee, Program Committee for New Orleans Meetings.
1985 Meetings of Association of Southeastern Biologists. Biloxi, Mississippi. Program coordinator with Stephen Ross, University of Southern Mississippi.

Poss, Stuart G. and William N. Eschmeyer. 1975. The Indo West Pacific scorpionfish genus Ocosia Jordan and Starks (Scorpaenidae, Tetraroginae), with description of three new species. Matsya. No. 1, 1 18 pp. 1 7 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. and William N. Eschmeyer. 1978. Two new Australian velvetfishes, genus Paraploactis (Scorpaeniformes: Aploactinidae), with a revision of the genus and comments on the genera and species of the Aploactinidae. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 41(18):401 426. 14 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. and William N. Eschmeyer. 1979. Prosoproctus pataecus, a new genus and species of velvetfish from the South China Sea (Aploactinidae: Scorpaeniformes). Japanese Journal of Ichthyology. 26(1):11 14. 1 2 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. and William N. Eschmeyer. 1980. Xenaploactis, a new genus for Prosopodasys asperrimus Günther (Pisces: Aploactinidae), wiht descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. 42(8):287 293.

Ono, R. Dana and Stuart G. Poss. 1982. Structure and innervation of the swimbladder musculature in the weakfish Cynoscion regalis. Canadian Journal of Zoology, 60(8):1955-1967.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1982. A new species of the aploactinid fish genus Kanekonia from Halmahera, Indonesia and a redescription of Kanekonia florida. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology. 28(4):1 6.

Poss, Stuart. G. and Kaza V. Rama Rao. 1984. Scorpaenidae. Scorpionfishes, rockfishes, rosefishes, stingfishes, stonefishes, turkeyfishes and waspfishes. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi, editors. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Ocean (Fishing Area 51). 36 pp.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1983a. Aploactinidae. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi, editors. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). 4 pp. 5 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1983b. Congiopodidae. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi, editors. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). 6 pp.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1983c. Dactylopteridae. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi, editors. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). 8 pp.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1983d. Scorpaenidae. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi, editors. FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). 35 pp.

Poss, Stuart G. and Victor G. Springer. 1983. Eschmeyer nexus, a new genus and species of scorpaenid fish from Fiji. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 96(2):309-316. 5 figs.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1986a. Tetrarogidae In: Smith's Sea Fishes, M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra, eds. J.L.B. Smith Inst. of Ichthyology. 479 pp. 2 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1986b. Aploactinidae. In: Smith's Sea Fishes, M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra, eds. J.L.B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology. 479 480 pp. 2 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1986c. Congiopodidae. In: Smith's Sea Fishes, M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra, eds. J.L.B. Smith Inst. of Ichthyology. 480 481 pp.

Poss, Stuart G. and G. R. Allen. 1987. New Australian Fishes. Part 18. A new species of Cocotropus (Aploactinidae). Mem. Mus. Victoria. 48(1):79 82. 1 Fig.

Poss, Stuart G. and Bruce B. Collette. 1990. Scorpaenodes immaculatus, a new species of scorpionfish (Osteichthyes: Scorpaenidae) from Walters Shoals, Madagascar Ridge. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 103(3):543 549. 1 3 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. and Guy Duhamel. 1991. Neomerinthe bauchotae, a new scorpionfish (Scorpaenidae) from Saint Paul and Amsterdam Islands (southern Indian Ocean), with comments on the limits of the genus. Cybium. 15(2):93 102. 1 2 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. and G. David Johnson. 1991. Matsubarichthys inusitatus, a new genus and species of velvetfish (Scorpaeniformes: Aploactinidae) from the Great Barrier Reef. Proc. Biol. Soc. Wash. 104(3):468 473. 1 2 Figs.

Poss, Stuart G. 1993. Navy gives fish collection to GCRL Museum. Gulf Coast Marine Laboratory Marine Briefs, 21(5):1-2.

Poss, Stuart G.. 1995. Scorpaenidae, pp. 1544-1564,. In: Guia FAO para la identificación de especies para la fines de la pesca: Pacificio centro-oriental., Vol. 3, W. Fischer, F. Krupp, W. Schneider, C. Sommer, K. E. Carpenter and V. H. Niem, eds., FAO, Rome.

Poss, Stuart G. and Herbert T. Boschung. 1996. Lancelets (Cepahalochordata: Branchiostomatidae): How Many Species are Valid? Vol. 42: S13 - S66, 8 Figs, 7 divs.

Poss, Stuart G. 1999. Coastal Fish Distribution and Diversity in the Southeastern United States: How Is It Changing? Association of Southeastern Biologists Bulletin, 46(4):320-329.

Poss, Stuart G. and Jonathan K. L. Mee. 1999. A New Species of Choridactylus (Pisces: Scorpaenoidei) from Southern Oman. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology, 42(1):1-6, figs.1 – 2.

Poss, Stuart G. 1999. Scorpaenidae. Scorpionfishes (also, lionfishes, rockfishes, stingfishes, stonefishes, and waspfishes), pp. 2291-2352, In: Kent E. Carpenter and Volker H. Niem, eds, FAO Species Identification Guide for Fishery Purposes. The Living Marine Resources of the Western Central Pacific, Vol. 4 Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae), FAO, Rome, 2789 pp.

Poss, S.G., 1999. Aploactinidae. Velvetfishes, pp. 2354 2358. In: K.E. Carpenter and V.H. Niem (eds.) FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. Bony fishes part 2 (Mugilidae to Carangidae). Rome, FAO. 2069 2790 p.

Poss, Stuart G. 2000. Scorpaenidae (scorpionfishes and allies), pp. 605-606, In: John Ernest. Randall and K. K. P. Lim, eds., A checklist of the fishes of the South China Sea. Raffles Bull. Zoology (8):569-667.

Cromwell, Robert L. and Stuart G. Poss. 2001. Accurate 3-D morphological measurement using a structured-light range sensor. Gulf and Caribbean Research, 13:19-35.

Randall, John E. and Stuart G. Poss. 2002. Redescription of the Indo-Pacific Scorpionfish Scorpaenopsis fowleri (Pietschmann) and reallocation to the genus Sebastapistes. Pacific Science, 56(1):57-64.

Poss, Stuart G. and William N. Eschmeyer. 2003. Scorpaenidae, pp. 1232-1265, In: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes and American Society of Ichthyologists Herpetologists Special Publication No. 5. The living marine resources of the western central Atlantic. Vol. 2. Bony Fishes part I (Acipenseridae to Grammatidae), K. E. Carpenter, ed., FAO Rome.

Motomura, H. S. G. Poss, and K. T, Shao. 2007. Scorpaena pepo, New Species of Scorpionfish (Scorpaeniformes: Scorpaenidae) from Northeastern Taiwan, with Review of S. onaria Jordan and Snyder. Zoological Studies 46(1): 35-45.

Poss, Stuart G., John E. McCosker and Carole C. Baldwin. 2010. A New Species of Scorpaenodes (Pisces: Scorpaenidae) from the Galápagos and Cocos Islands with Discussions of the Limits of Scorpaenodes and Thysanichthys. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, Series 4, V.61, Nos. 1-6, 12 figs. 10 tables (Appendix).

Poss, Stuart G. In Press. Scorpaenidae, In: FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes The living marine resources of the eastern central Atlantic. K. E. Carpenter, ed., FAO Rome.

Contact

Stuart G. Poss
velvetfish1@hotmail.com