John Friel


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Full name
John Friel
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a professional scientist
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Full Curator


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Friel, J.P. & T.R. Vigliotta. 2011. Three new species of African suckermouth catfishes, genus Chiloglanis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae), from the lower Malagarasi and Luiche Rivers of western Tanzania. Zootaxa 3063:1–21.

Day, J.J., R. Bills & J.P. Friel. 2009. Lacustrine radiations in African Synodontis catfish. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22:805–817.

Friel, J.P. 2008. Pseudobunocephalus, a new genus of banjo catfish with the description of a new species from the Orinoco River system of Colombia and Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae). Neotropical Ichthyology 6:293–300.

Friel, J.P. & J.P. Sullivan. 2008. Synodontis woleuensis (Siluriformes: Mochokidae), a new species of catfish from Gabon and Equatorial Guinea, Africa. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 157:3–12.

Friel, J.P. & T.R. Vigliotta. 2008. Atopodontus adriaensi, a new genus and species of African suckermouth catfish from the Ogôoué and Nyanga River systems of Gabon (Siluriformes Mochokidae). Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 157:13–23.

Fermon, Y., J.P. Friel, H.H. Ng & D. De Weirdt. 2007. Mochokidae. In Stiassny, M.L.J., G.G. Teugels, and C.D. Hopkins (eds.). The Fresh and Brackish Water Fishes of Lower Guinea, West-Central Africa (Volume 1). IRD Editions, Paris, pp. 698–752.

Friel, J.P. & T.R. Vigliotta. 2006. Synodontis acanthoperca, a new species from the Ogôoué River system, Gabon with comments on spiny ornamentation and sexual dimorphism in mochokid catfishes (Siluriformes: Mochokidae). Zootaxa, 1125:45–56.

Sullivan, J.P., S. Lavoué & J.P. Friel, 2004. A la découverte des poissons du parc national d'Odzala. Canopée, 26: 17–21.

Lundberg, J.G., T.M. Berra & J.P. Friel. 2004. First description of small juveniles of the primitive catfish Diplomystes (Siluriformes: Diplomystidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 15(1):71–82.

Friel, J.P. 2003. Family Aspredinidae (Banjo catfishes). In Reis, R., S. Kullander, and C. Ferraris, Jr. (eds.). Check List Of Freshwater Fishes of South and Central America. EDIPICRS, Porto Alegre, pp. 261–267.

Wainwright, P.C. & J.P. Friel. 2001. Behavioral characters and historical properties of motor patterns. In Wagner, G. (ed.). The Character Concept in Evolutionary Biology. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 285–301.

Wainwright, P.C. and J.P. Friel. 2000. Effect of prey type on motor pattern variance in tetraodontiform fishes. Journal of Experimental Zoology, 286:563–571.

Fine, M.L., C.B. King, J.P. Friel, K.E. Loesser & S. Newton. 1999. Sound production and locking of the pectoral spine of the channel catfish. In Irwin, E.R., W.A. Hubert, C.F. Rabeni, H. L. Schramm, Jr., and T. Coon (eds.). Catfish 2000: Proceedings of the International Ictalurid Symposium. American Fisheries Society, pp. 105–114.

Friel, J.P. & P.C. Wainwright. 1999. Evolution of complexity in motor patterns and jaw musculature of tetraodontiform fishes. Journal of Experimental Biology, 202:867–880.

Friel, J.P. & P.C. Wainwright. 1998. Evolution of motor pattern in tetraodontiform fishes: Does muscle duplication lead to functional diversification? Brain, Behavior and Evolution, 52(3):159–170.

Fine, M.L., J.P. Friel, D. McElroy, C.B. King, K.E. Loesser & S. Newton. 1997. Pectoral spine locking and sound production in the channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus. Copeia, 1997(4):777–790.

Friel, J.P. & P.C. Wainwright. 1997. A model system of structural duplication: homologies of adductor mandibulae muscles in tetraodontiform fishes. Systematic Biology, 46(3):441–463.

Wetzel, J., J. Wourms & J.P. Friel. 1997. Comparative morphology of cotylephores in Platystacus and Solenostomus; modifications of the integument for egg attachment in skin-brooding fishes. Environmental Biology of Fishes, 50:13–25.

Friel, J.P. & J.G. Lundberg. 1996. Micromyzon akamai, gen. et sp. nov., a small and eyeless banjo catfish (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae) from the river channels of the lower Amazon Basin. Copeia, 1996(3):641–648.

Friel, J.P. 1995. Acanthobunocephalus nicoi, a new genus and species of miniature banjo-catfish from the upper Orinoco and Casiquiare Rivers, Venezuela (Siluriformes: Aspredinidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 6(1):89–95.

Curation scope
Phylogenetics and taxonomy of catfishes