GobyNet provides information for researchers, conservation biologists, aquarists and students. Find information necessary for the identification, biology, conservation, breeding and study of gobioid fishes here. Comments? Suggestions? Contact Luke Tornabene at Luke.Tornabene@gmail.com or James Van Tassell at jvantassell@amnh.org

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Luke Tornabene

College of Science and Technology,Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi Corpus Christi TX 78412


My wider interests include the biology and evolution of fishes. Currently I am particularly interested in the systematics of gobies and sleepers, at the species level as well as higher levels of classification. I have a strong interest in molecular phylogenetics and phylogeography, particularly in Eastern Pacific/Western Atlantic species groups. My current research projects include: ecologically driven speciation and adaptive radiation in the estuarine goby genera Ctenogobius, Microgobius and Gobiosoma; a study on the diversity and phylogenetics of the goby genus Bathygobius, using a morphological and molecular approach; systematics of the genera Bollmannia, Microgobius, and allied species; phylogenetic relationships of gobionelline gobies.