Kevin W. Conway

Ph. D. Candidate

Department of Biology
3507 Laclede Ave
Saint Louis University
St. Louis, Missouri 63103-2010

Voice: (314) 977-3935
FAX: (314) 977-3658


General Interests: Cypriniform fishes are morphologically diverse. For example, the family Cyprinidae exhibits the largest size range of any vertebrate family, containing some of the largest and most massive of freshwater fishes as well some of the smallest vertebrates. Many of these tiny ‘miniaturized’ fishes exhibit an array of morphological novelties that have been largely overlooked in the past. I am interested in documenting these novelties (together with my collaborator R. Britz, NHM London) through detailed morphological and developmental studies.

Like any large taxon the order Cypriniformes includes a number of ‘oddball’ species that do not fit nicely in to your current classification system. I am currently investigating the systematic placement of one such oddball (Psilorhynchus) in order to better understand its placement within the Order Cypriniformes.

Taxa: Recent Species of all families
Character Types: Morphology
Target Continents: Europe, Asia, Indonesia

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