James Wilder Orr

James Wilder Orr, U.S. ichthyologist

Associate Curator, Burke Museum, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington Burke Museum profile

Taxon names authored

(List may be incomplete)


(List may be incomplete)

  • Orr, J. W. 1991: A new species of the ceratioid anglerfish genus Oneirodes (Oneirodidae) from the western North Atlantic, with a revised key to the genus. Copeia, 1991(4): 1024–1031.
  • Orr, J. W. and R. A. Fritzsche 1993: Revision of the ghost pipefishes, family Solenostomidae (Teleostei: Syngnathoidei). Copeia 1993 (no. 1): 168–182.
  • Orr, J. W. and D. C. Baker 1996: Southern range extension of the harlequin rockfish, Sebastes variegatus (Scorpaenidae). California Fish and Game v. 82 (no. 3): 133–136.
  • Orr, J. W. and R. A. Fritzsche 1997: Solenostomus tuticoriensis Venkataramanujam, Venkataramani, and Devaraj, 1993, a junior synonym of Macrorhamphosodes platycheilus Fowler, 1934 (Tetraodontiformes: Triacanthodidae). Copeia 1997 (no. 4): 888–889.
  • Kendall, A. W., Jr. and J. W. Orr 2000: Translations of the original descriptions of Sebastes by Georges Cuvier. Translated by A. J. Simpson, compiled by Kendall & Orr. 1-24.
  • Orr, J. W. , M. A. Brown and D. C. Baker 2000: Guide to rockfishes (Scorpaenidae) of the genera Sebastes, Sebastolobus, and Adelosebastes of the Northeast Pacific Ocean, second edition. NOAA technical Memorandum. NMFS-SWFC No. 117: 1–47.
  • Orr, J. W. and A. C. Matarese 2000: Revision of the genus Lepidopsetta Gill, 1862 (Teleostei: Pleuronectidae) based on larval and adult morphology, with a description of a new species from the North Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea. Fishery Bulletin No. 98: 539–582.
  • Orr, J. W. and M. S. Busby 2001: Prognatholiparis ptychomandibularis, a new genus and species of the fish family Liparidae (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington v. 114 (no. 1): 51–57.
  • Orr, J.W., Fritzsche, R.A. & Randall, J.E. 2002. Solenostomus halimeda, a new species of ghost pipefish (Teleostei: Gasterosteiformes) from the Indo-Pacific, with a revised key to the known species of the family Solenostomidae. Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and Aquatic Biology 5(3): 99–108. Reference page
  • Orr, J. W. 2004: Lopholiparis flerxi: a new genus and species of snailfish (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia, 2004(3): 551–555.
  • Orr, J. W. and J. E. Blackburn 2004: The dusky rockfishes (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes) of the North Pacific Ocean: resurrection of Sebastes variabilis (Pallas, 1814) and a redescription of Sebastes ciliatus (Tilesius, 1813). Fishery Bulletin v. 102 (no. 2): 328–348.
  • Stevenson, D. E. , J. W. Orr, G. R. Hoff and J. D. McEachran 2004: Bathyraja mariposa: a new species of skate (Rajidae: Arhynchobatinae) from the Aleutian Islands. Copeia 2004(2): 305–314.
  • Kenaley, C. P. and J. W. Orr 2006: Rouleina attrita (Osmeriformes: Alepocephalidae): new records for the eastern North Pacific and Bering Sea. Zoological Research, 53(2): 200–202.
  • Orr, J. W. and M. S. Busby 2006: Revision of the snailfish genus Allocareproctus Pitruk & Fedorov (Teleostei: Liparidae), with descriptions of four new species from the Aleutian Islands. Zootaxa No. 1173: 1–37.
  • Pietsch, T. W. and J. W. Orr 2006: Triglops dorothy, a new species of sculpin (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Cottidae) from the southern Sea of Okhotsk. Fishery Bulletin v. 104 (no. 2): 238–246.
  • Stevenson, D. E. and J. W. Orr 2006: A new species of Lycodes (Perciformes: Zoarcidae) from the Aleutian Islands. Copeia 2006 (no. 1): 77–82.
  • Orr, J. W. and K. P. Maslenikov 2007: Two new variegated snailfishes of the genus Careproctus (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the Aleutian Islands, Alaska. Copeia 2007 (no. 3): 699–710.
  • Orr, J. W. and S. Hawkins 2008: Species of the rougheye rockfish complex: resurrection of Sebastes melanostictus (Matsubara, 1934) and a redescription of Sebastes aleutianus (Jordan and Evermann, 1898) (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes). Fishery Bulletin v. 106 (no. 2): 111–134.
  • Lannoo, M. J. , J. T. Eastman, and J. W. Orr 2009: Nervous and sensory systems in sub-Arctic and Antarctic snailfishes of the genus Paraliparis (Teleostei: Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae). Copeia, 2009(4): 732–739.
  • Baldwin, Z. H. and J. W. Orr 2010: A new species of the snailfish genus Paraliparis (Scorpaeniformes: Liparidae) from the eastern Bering Sea. Copeia, 2010(4): 640–643.
  • Kai, Y. , J. W. Orr, K. Sakai and T. Nakabo 2011: Genetic and morphological evidence for cryptic diversity in the Careproctus rastrinus species complex (Liparidae) of the North Pacific. Ichthyological Research, 58: 143–154.
  • Spies, I. B. , D. E. Stevenson, J. W. Orr and G. R. Hoff 2011: Molecular systematics of the skate subgenus Arctoraja (Bathyraja: Rajidae) and support for an undescribed species, the leopard skate, with comments on the phylogenetics of Bathyraja. Ichthyological Research v. 58 (no. 1): 77–83.
  • Pietsch, T. W. , J. W. Orr, and W. N. Eschmeyer 2012: Musteluus felis Ayres, 1854, a senior synonym of the leopard shark, Triakis semifasciata Girard, 1855 (Carchariniformes: Triakidae), invalidated by "reversal of presedence". Copeia 2012: 98–99.
  • Orr, J.W., Kai, Y. & Nakabo, T., 2015: Snailfishes of the Careproctus rastrinus complex (Liparidae): redescriptions of seven species in the North Pacific Ocean region, with the description of a new species from the Beaufort Sea. Zootaxa 4018(3): 301–348. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4018.3.1. Preview (PDF) Full article (PDF) Reference page
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