Ron Fritzsche, Professor Emeritus

Ron Fritzsche

Contact Information

Email: Ronald.Fritzsche@humboldt.edu

Education

  • B.A. Zoology, 1967, Humboldt State College
  • Ph. D. Marine Biology, 1976, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

Current Research Interests

  • Systematics
  • Osteology
  • Early Life History of Fishes
  • Distribution and Zoogeography of Teleost fishes

Selected Publications

  • Dawson, C.E. and R.A. Fritzsche. 1975. Odontoid Processes in pipefish jaws. Nature 175: 390.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1975. First description of the adult male of Micrognathus brachyrhinus (Pisces: Syngnathidae). Pacific Science 29(3): 267-268.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1976. A review of the cornetfishes, genus Fistularia (Fistulariidae) with a discussion of intrageneric relationships and zoogeography. Bulletin of Marine Science 26(2): 196-204.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1976. A revision of the eastern Pacific Syngnathidae (Pisces: Syngnathiformes). Dissertation Abstracts International XXXVII (4): 2 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1978. Development of Fishes of the Chesapeake Bay Region. An atlas of egg, larval, and juvenile stages. Vol. V, Chaetodontidae-Ophidiidae. FWS/OBS-78/12, U.S. Government Printing Office. 340 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1978. The first eastern Pacific records of bulleye, Cookeolus boops (Bloch and Schneider, 1801). California Fish and Game 64(3): 219-221.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1978. Families Fistulariidae and Aulostomidae. In: W. Fischer (ed.). Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes (Fishing Area 31: Western Central Atlantic). Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and G.D. Johnson. 1979. Striped bass vs. White perch: an application of a new morphological approach to ichthyoplankton taxonomy. 20-29 pp. In: Wallus, R. and C.W. Voigtlander (eds.). Proceedings of a workshop on freshwater larval fishes. Tennessee Valley Authority, Knoxville, Tennessee. 214 pp.

  • Dorsa, W.J. and R.A. Fritzsche. 1980. Characters of newly hatched larvae of Morone chrysops (Pisces: Percichthyidae), from Yocona River, Mississippi. Journal of the Mississippi Academy of Science 24: 37-41.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1980. A revisionary study of the eastern Pacific Syngnathidae (Pisces: Syngnathiformes), including both recent and fossil forms. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 42(6): 181-227.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and G.D. Johnson. 1980. Early osteological development of white perch and striped bass with emphasis on identification of their larvae. Transactions of the American Fisheries Society 109(4): 387-406.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1981. Syngnathus caldwelli Herald et Randall, a junior synonym of Parasyngnathus howensis Whitley. Japanese Journal of Ichthyology 28(1): 94.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1981. A new species of pipefish (Pisces: Syngnathidae: Micrognathus ) from Tahiti. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 94(3): 771-773.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1981. Families Fistulariidae and Aulostomidae. In: W. Fischer (ed.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Eastern Central Atlantic. (Fishing Areas 34, 47 (in part)). Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and B.J. Crowe. 1981. Contributions to the life history of the southern kingfish, Menticirrhus americanus (Linnaeus), in Mississippi. Mississippi Department of Wildlife Conservation, Bureau of Marine Resources. Project No. CO-ST-79-022. 84 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and G.D. Johnson. 1981. Pseudopriacanthus (Bleeker), a synonym of the priacanthid genus Pristigenys Agassiz. Copeia 1981(2): 490-492.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1982. Osteichthyes. 858-944 pp. In: S.P. Parker (ed.). Synopsis and classification of living organisms. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. 1232 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and L. Fuiman. 1982. Agnatha. 830-831 pp. In: S.P. Parker (ed.). Synopsis and classification of living organisms. McGraw-Hill Book Company, New York. 1232 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1984. Families Aulostomidae and Fistulariidae. Vols. I & II. In: W. Fischer and G. Bianchi (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. Western Indian Ocean (Fishing Area 51). Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1984. Gasterosteiformes: development and relationships. 398-405 pp. In: H.G. Moser et al. (eds.). Ontogeny and systematics of fishes. Special Publication Number 1, American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. 760 pp.

  • Fritzsche, R.A., R.H. Chamberlain, and R.A. Fisher. 1985. Species profiles: life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Southwest), California grunion. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Biol. Rep. 82(11/28). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TR EL-82-4. 12 pp.

  • Hendrickson, G.L., R.A. Fritzsche, and R.A. Fisher. 1985. Histology and ultrastructure of the 'jellied' condition in Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus . 7 pp. In: B. Skud (ed.). Journal People-to-People Research Delegation to East Asia, 24 May - 13 June 1985.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1986. Family No. 146: Solenostomidae. 459 p. In: M.M. Smith and P.C. Heemstra (eds.). Smith's Sea Fishes. Macmillan South Africa Ltd.

  • Hendrickson, G.L., R.A. Fritzsche, and R.A. Fisher. 1986. Histology and ultrastructure of the 'jellied' condition in Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus . 230-233 pp. In: California Sea Grant, Biennial Report, 1982-84. Report No. R-CSGCP-020.

  • Hendrickson, G.L., R.A. Fritzsche, and H.M. Puckett. 1986. Ecology and possible causes of the 'jellied' condition in Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus . p. 129. In: California Sea Grant, Biennial Report, 1982-84. Report No. R-CSGCP-020.

  • Fisher, R.A., R.A. Fritzsche, and G.L. Hendrickson. 1987. Histology and ultrastructure of the 'jellied' condition in Dover sole, Microstomus pacificus . Proceedings of the Fifth Congress of European Ichthyologists, Stockholm 1985.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and T.J. Hassler. 1987. Species profiles: life histories and environmental requirements of coastal fishes and invertebrates (Pacific Southwest)--pile perch, striped seaperch, and rubberlip seaperch. U.S. Fish Wildl. Serv. Biol. Rep. 82(11. ). U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TR EL-82-4. 13 pp.

  • Ward, D.L. and R.A. Fritzsche. 1987. Comparison of meristic and morphometric characters among and within subspecies of the Sacramento sucker ( Catostomus occidentalis Ayres). California Fish and Game 73(3): 175-187.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1988. Review of: Frogfishes of the World. Association of Systematics Collections Newsletter 16(4): 8.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1989. Graus nigra , an omnivorous girellid, with a comparative osteology and comments on relationships of the Girellidae. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 141: 1-27.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1989. Articles on the Holostei, Dactylopteriformes, Polymixiiformes, Mormyriformes, Scorpaeniformes, and Lepisosteiformes. In: Sybil Parker (ed.). McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. 7th edition.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1990. Families Fistulariidae and Aulostomidae. In: W. Fischer and F. Krupp (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for the Eastern Central Pacific. Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations.

  • .Fritzsche, R.A., G. Harkelroad, P.D. Lam, S. Kennedy, T. Cady, D. Slama, and M. Farmer. 1992. Surfperches. pp. 171-175. In: W. Leet, et al. (eds.). California's living marine resources and their utilization. California Sea Grant, UCSGEP-92-12.

  • Orr, J.W. and R.A. Fritzsche. 1993. Revision of the ghost pipefishes, family Solenostomidae (Teleostei: Syngnathoidei). Copeia 1993(1): 168-182.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and J.W. Cavanagh. 1995. A guide to the fishes of Humboldt Bay. HSU Press. 72pp., 88 color figs.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 1995. Aulostomidae, tropetas. p. 904. In: W. Fischer, et al. (eds.). Guia FAO para Identificacion de Especies para Los Fines de La Pesca. Pacifico Centro-Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados-Parte 1. (In Spanish).

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and M. Schneider. 1995. Fistulariidae, cornetas. pp. 1104-1105. In: W. Fischer, et al. (eds.). Guia FAO para Identificacion de Especies para Los Fines de La Pesca. Pacifico Centro- Oriental. Volumen II. Vertebrados-Parte 1. (In Spanish).

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K.L. Day. 1996. Baron Alexander von Humboldt (1769-1859): His Life and Scentific Contributions. 35 pp., 17 figs. HSU Bookstore.

  • Orr, J.W. and R.A. Fritzsche. 1997. Soleonstomus tuticoriensis Venkataramanujam Venkataramani, and Devaraj, 1993, a junior synonym of Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Fowler, 1934 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae). Copeia 1997 (4): 888-889.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K. G. Thiesfeld. 1999. Family Aulostomidae. Pp. 2277. In: K. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. FAO, United Nations. Rome.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K.G. Thiesfeld. 1999. Family Centriscidae. Pp. 2281-2282. In: K. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. FAO, United Nations. Rome.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K.G. Thiesfeld. 1999. Family Fistulariidae. Pp. 2278-2279. In: K. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. FAO, United Nations. Rome.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K.G. Thiesfeld. 1999. Family Macrorhamphosidae. Pp. 2280. In: K. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. FAO, United Nations. Rome

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and K.G. Thiesfeld. 1999. Family Solenostomidae. Pp. 2263. In: K. Carpenter and V. Niem (eds.). FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Pacific. Vol. 4. FAO, United Nations. Rome.

  • Fritzsche, R. A. 2000. Families Aulostomidae, Fistulariidae, Centriscidae, and Solenostomidae. In: J.E. Randall and K.K.P. Lim (eds.). A checklist of fishes of the South China Sea. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 2000 Supplement No. 8: 569-667. Singapore.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and P. Collier. 2001. Surfperches. Pp. 236-240. In: California's living marine resources: a status report. W.S. Leet, C.M. Dewees, R. Klingbeil, and E.J. Larson eds. California Department of Fish and Game. 592pp.

  • Orr, J.W., R.A. Fritzsche and John E. Randall. 2002. Solenostomous halimeda, a new species of ghostpipefish (Teleostei: Gastersosteiformes) from the Indo-west Pacific Ocean, with a revised key to the family Solenostomidae. Aqua 5(3): 99-108.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. and A. Vincent. 2002. Family Syngnathidae. In: K. Carpenter (ed.) FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO, United Nations. Rome. Pp. 1221-1225.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 2002. Family Fistulariidae. In: K. Carpenter (ed.) FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO, United Nations. Rome. Pp. 1227-1228.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 2002. Family Aulostomidae. In: K. Carpenter (ed.) FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO, United Nations. Rome. Pp. 1226.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 2002. Family Macroramphosidae. In: K. Carpenter (ed.) FAO Species Identification Sheets for Fishery Purposes. The living marine resources of the Western Central Atlantic. FAO, United Nations. Rome. Pp. 1229.

  • Fritzsche, R.A. 2016. Families Syngnathidae, Aulostomidae, Fistulariidae, and Macrorhamphosidae. pp 2231-2245. In: K. Caprpenter and N. De Angelis (Eds). FAO species identification guide for fishery purposes. The living marine resources of the eastern central Atlantic. Vol 3. Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations, Rome.

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