Ichthyological Bulletin of the JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology


The publication of Sea fishes of Southern Africa (1949) marked the culmination of two decades work by JLB and Margaret Smith. 

They next focused on the marine fishes of the East African coast.

Extensive fieldwork was undertaken between 1950 and 1956 along the coast of Mozambique, Tanganyika, Zanzibar, Pemba and Kenya, as well as around numerous islands in the Seychelles archipelago and the Aldabras. Angola was also visited.

It was decided to work up the material family by family, starting with the more difficult groups. Assisted by grants from the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for publication and colour reproduction, the first Ichthyological Bulletin, the revision of the Parrotfishes, was published in 1956 by the then Department of Ichthyology, Rhodes University. From 1980 the publication was published by the newly created JLB Smith Institute of Ichthyology.

The titles below are part of the RU SAIAB JLB Smith Collection at the Rhodes University Institutional Repository


 

 

Ichthyological  Bulletins arranged by title

A

Additions to the fish fauna of the Maldives Islands

An annotated checklist of the deep demersal fishes of the Maldive Islands

Annotated checklist of the epipelagic and shore fishes of the Maldive Islands

An annotated checklist of the fish fauna of the River Shire south of Kapachira Falls, Malawi

An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae

C

The clingfishes of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

Comparative osteology of the shallow water cardinal fishes (Perciformes: Apogonidae) with reference to the systematics and evolution of the family

The Congrid eels of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

A contribution to the taxonomy of the marine fish genus Argyrosomus (Perciformes: Sciaenidae), with descriptions of two new species from southern Africa

Coral fishes of the family Pomacentridae from the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

D

Dinopercidae, a new family for the Percoid marine fish genera Dinoperca Boulenger and Centrarchops Fowler (Pisces: Perciformes)

F

Fish community structure in three temporarily open/closed estuaries on the Natal coast

Fishes of the families Blenniidae and Salariidae of the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the families Draconettidae and Callionymidae from the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the families Tetrarogidae, Caracanthidae and Synanciidae from the Western Indian Ocean with further notes on Scorpaenid fishes

Fishes of the family Anthiidae

Fishes of the family Apogonidae of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

Fishes of the family Atherinidae of the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean with a new freshwater genus and species from Madagascar

The fishes of the family Eleotridae in the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the family Gaterinidae of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea with a resume of all known Indo Pacific species

Fishes of the family Gobiidae in South Africa

Fishes of the family Lethrinidae from the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the family Mullidae in the Red Sea, with a key to the species in the Red Sea and the Eastern Mediterranean

Fishes of the family Pentacerotidae

Fishes of the family Pseudochromidae (Perciformes) in the Western Indian Ocean (with plates 1-5); and a note on Anisochromis Kenya

The fishes of the Family Scorpaenidae; Part 1: The sub-family Scorpaeninae

The fishes of the Family Scorpaenidae; Part 2: The sub-families Pteroinae, Apistinae, Setarchinae and Sebastinae

The fishes of the Family Sphyraenidae in the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the family Syngnathidae from the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean

Fishes of the family Xenopoclinidae

The fishes of the Okavango drainage system in Angola, South West Africa and Botswana: taxonomy and distribution

Fishes of the Sub-family Nasinae with a synopsis of the Prionurinae

Fishes of the Tristan da Cunha Group and Gough Island, South Atlantic Ocean

G

Gobioid fishes of the families Gobiidae, Periophthalmidae, Trypauchenidae, Taenioididae, and Kraemeriidae of the Western Indian Ocean

The Gunnellichthid Fishes with description of two new species from East Africa and of Gunnellichthys (Clarkichthys) Bilineatus (Clark), 1936

H

Hexatrygonidae, a new family of stingrays (Myliobatiformes: Batoidea) from South Africa, with comments on the classification of Batoid fishes

I

Ichthyofaunal characteristics of a typical temporarily open/closed estuary on the southeast coast of South Africa

The identity of Scarus gibbus Ruppell, 1828 and of other parrotfishes of the family Callyodontidae from the Red Sea and the Western Indian Ocean

L

The Labrid Fishes of the Subgenus Julis Cuvier, 1814 (In CORIS Lacepede, 1802), from South and East Africa

List of the fishes of the Family Labridae in the Western Indian Ocean, with new records and five new species

M

The moray eels of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

N

The nature of the barriers separating the Lake Malawi and Zambezi fish faunas

Neotype description for the African catfish Clarias Gariepinus (Burchell, 1822) (Pisces: Siluroidei: Clariidae)

New records of fishes from the Maldive Islands, with notes on other species

New species and new records of rare Antarctic Paraliparis fishes (Scorpaeniformes: Liparididae)

P

The Parrot fishes of the Family Callyodontidae of the Western Indian Ocean

The parrotfishes of the subfamily Scarinae of the Western Indian Ocean with descriptions of three new species

A preliminary review of the Indo-Pacific Gobiid fishes of the genus Gnatholepis

R

The rare "Furred-Tongue" Uraspis uraspis (Gunther) from South Africa, and other new records from there

Recruitment of juvenile marine fishes into permanently open and seasonally open estuarine systems on the southern coast of South Africa

Review of the deep-sea anglerfishes (Lophiiformes: Ceratioidei) of southern Africa.

A review of the gobioid fishes of the Maldives

Review of the grenadiers (Teleostei: Gadiformes) of Southern Africa, with descriptions of four new species

Review of the Indo-Pacific pipefish genus Doryrhamphus Kaup (Pisces: Syngnathidae) with descriptions of a new species and a new subspecies

A review of the Labrid fishes of the genus Halichoeres of the Western Indian Ocean, with descriptions of six new species

A review of the South African Cheilodactylid fishes (Pisces: Perciformes), with descriptions of two new species

A review of the species of the genus Neobythites (Pisces: Ophidiidae) from the Western Indian Ocean, with a description of seven new species

A review of the squirrelfishes of the subfamily Holocentrinae from the Western Indian Ocean and Red Sea

A revised checklist of the epipelagic and shore fishes of the Chagos Archipelago, central Indian Ocean

A revision of the Zeid fishes (Zeiformes: Zeidae) of South Africa

S

Sand-dwelling eels of the Western Indian Ocean and the Red Sea

Serioline fishes (yellowtails : amberjacks) from the Western Indian Ocean

Serranid fishes of Tanzania and Kenya

Sharks of the Genus Isurus Rafinesque, 1810

Sharks of the genus Pterolamiops Springer, 1951 with notes on the Isurid sharks

Stages in the early development of 40 marine fish species with pelagic eggs from the Cape of Good Hope

Studies on the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes) of the Southern Hemisphere IV. New records and a new species from the Magellan Province of South America

A survey of selected Eastern Cape estuaries with particular reference to the ichthyofauna

Swordfish, marlins and sailfish in South and East Africa

Systematics and Osteology of the Zoarcidae (Teleostei: Perciformes)

T

The taxonomic status and phylogenetic relationship of Pseudocrenilabrus Fowler (Teleostei, Cichilidae)

A taxonomic study of the fish genus Petrotilapia (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi

A taxonomic study of the Genus Lethrinops Regan (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi: part 1

A taxonomic study of the Genus Lethrinops Regan (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi: part 2

A taxonomic study of the Genus Lethrinops Regan (Pisces: Cichlidae) from Lake Malawi: part 3