Ofer Gon

Collecting fish in KZN A Caribbean reef Sargocentron spinifer, Red Sea (Ofer Gon)
Fish identification course at SAIAB Epinephelus fasciatus, Red Sea (Ofer Gon) Research in Kenya
Senior Aquatic Biologist
Ofer Gon
Tel : +27 46 603 5828
Fax : +27 46 622 2403

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Research Interests

Marine fish systematics
Biology and ecology of marine fishes
History of ichthyology in South Africa


Recent Peer-Reviewed Publications


Gon, O., G.R. Allen, M.V. Erdmann& G. Gouws. 2014. A new species of the cardinalfish genus Siphamia (Perciformes, Apogonidae) from West Papua, Indonesia.  Zootaxa 3881 (4): 328–340.

 Gon, O. & A.L. Stewart. 2014. Description of a new species of Microstoma (Pisces, Microstomatidae) from the southwestern Pacific Ocean.  Zootaxa 3884 (1): 55–64.

Gon, O. & A.L. Stewart. 2014. Description of a new species of the genus Bathylagichthys (Pisces, Bathylagidae) from New Zealand.  Zootaxa 3884 (4): 371–378.

Maake, P.A., O. Gon & E.R. Swartz. 2014. Descriptions of three new species ofMarcusenius Gill, 1862 (Teleostei: Mormyridae) from South Africa and Mozambique.  Zootaxa 3780 (3): 455-480.

Miya, T, O. Gon, M. Mwale & C.–H. C. Cheng. 2014. The effect of habitat temperature on serum antifreeze glycoprotein (AFGP) activity in Notothenia rossii (Pisces: Nototheniidae) in the Southern Ocean.  Polar Biol. 37: 367-373.


Gon, O., G. Gouws, J. Mwaluma & M. Mwale. 2013. Re-description of two species of the cardinalfish genus Archamia (Teleostei: Apogonidae) from the Red Sea and Western Indian Ocean.  Zootaxa 3608 (7): 587–594.

Gon, O. & S.V. Bogorodsky & A.O. Mal. 2013. Description of a new species of the cardinalfish genus Pseudamiops (Perciformes, Apogonidae) from the Red Sea.  Zootaxa 3701 (1): 093–100.

Maake, P.A., M. Mwale, S.M. Dippenaar & O. Gon. 2013. Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA reveals a complete lineage sorting of Glossogobius callidus (Teleostei: Gobiidae) in southern Africa.  Afr. J. Aquat. Sci. 38 (Supplement 1): 15-29.