Ron Fritzsche

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Professor Emeritus


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

 

Recent HSU MS Theses

  • Thiesfeld, K. G.  2003.  Aspects of morphology and soft anatomy of ragfish Icosteus aenigmaticus, Lockington, 1880, with emphasis on feeding morphology and ecology.
  • Boyce, Josh  2002.  Genetic differentiation of lamprey populations within the genus Lampetra as determined by mtDNA control region sequence divergence and allozymes.


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.

Contact:  Ronald.Fritzsche@humboldt.edu