Glenn Moore

Curator of Fishes

Aquatic Zoology

BSc. (Hons.) MSc. PhD.

Contact

(08) 9212 3744 glenn.moore@museum.wa.gov.au

Research


 

 

Glenn has been researching Western Australia’s fishes for more than 25 years, and as the Curator of Fishes and is recognised as an authority for the identification and taxonomy of both marine and freshwater fishes. Glenn is an experienced field-based researcher and his research involves taxonomy, genetics, biodiversity, biogeography, ecology and evolution. Current projects include taxonomic descriptions of new species of groupers, clingfishes, eel blennies and a range of other fish groups as well as large scale surveys documenting the distribution of Western Australia’s fishes and he is working on a new field guide to the fishes of southern Australia. He regularly uses outreach opportunities to engage with the general public, raising awareness about fishes through popular publications, media, public enquiries and citizen science initiatives. He is an active collaborator with researchers from across Australia and around the world and actively engages with traditional owners of the country he works on. Glenn is co-editor of the Records of the Western Australian Museum.

  • Taxonomy, systematics, biodiversity and biogeography of Western Australian marine and freshwater fishes.
  • Evolutionary and ecological processes driving the speciation and distribution of fishes.
  • Marine fishes of the Kimberley region.
  • Reproduction and sexual selection in seahorses.

Websites


Marine Life of the Kimberley Region - museum.wa.gov.au/kimberley

Exhibitions and Public Programs


Glenn has been working on the new museum Boola Bardip. He regularly participates in a range of outreach presentations and specialist talks. Glenn active provides professional expertise in several major online citizen science initiatives.

 

Selected Publications

Glenn’s full publication list can be found here

2016-present

Gadjdzik, L., DeCarlo, T.M., Koziol, A, Mousavi-Derazmahalleh, M., Coghlan, M., Power, M., Bunce, M., Fairclough, D.V., Travers, M.J., Moore, G.I. and DiBattista, J.D. (2020). Climate-assisted persistence of a tropical vagrant fish in temperate marine ecosystems. Communications Biology in press.

Conway, K.W., King, C.D., Summers, A.P., Kim, D., Hastings, P.A., Moore, G.I., Iglésias, S.P., Erdmann, M.V., Badlwin, C.C., Short, G., Fujiwara, K., Trnski, T., Voelker, G. and Rüber, L. (2020). Molecular Phylogenetics of the Clingfishes (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) – Implications for Classification. Copeia in press.

White, N.E., Guzik, M.T., Austin, A.D., Moore, G.I., Humphreys, W.F., Alexander, J. and Bunce, M. (2020). Detection of the rare Australian endemic blind cave eel (Ophisternon candidum) with environmental DNA: implications for threatened species management in subterranean environments. Hydrobiologia 847: 3201–3211.

Imamura, H. and Moore, G.I. (2020). Taxonomic revision of the flathead genus Leviprora Whitley 1931, with a new recognition of Leviprora semermis (De Vis 1883) as a valid species of the genus. Ichthyological Research.

Moore, G.I., Morrison, S.M. and Johnson, J. (2020). The distribution of shallow reef fishes of the Kimberley, Western Australia, based on a long-term dataset and multiple methods. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 85: 105–115.

Craig, M.D. and Moore, G.I. (2020). A diverse avifauna persists at Bungalbin, Western Australia – an Australian arid zone region with minimal human impact. Australian Field Ornithology. 37: 1–14.

Berry, O., Richards, Z., Moore, G., Hernawan, U., Travers, M. and Gruber, B. (2019). Oceanic and coastal populations of a harvested macro-invertebrate Rochia nilotica in North-Western Australia are isolated and may be locally adapted. Marine and Freshwater Research. 71: 782–793.

Bearham, D., Robert, M., Chaplin, J.A., Moore, G.I., Fairclough, D.V. and Bertram, A. (2019). Molecular distinction of multiple lineages within the austral Pseudocaranx (Carangidae) complex. Marine and Freshwater Research. 71: 518-531.

Conway, K.W., Moore, G.I. and Summers, A.P. (2019). A new genus and two new species of miniature clingfishes from temperate southern Australia (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae). Zookeys 864:35–65.

Richards, Z.T., Garcia, R., Moore, G.I., Fromont, J., Kirkendale, L., Bryce, M., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Ritchie, J., Gomez, O., Whisson, C., Allen, M. and Wilson, N. (2019). A tropical Australian refuge for photosymbiotic benthic fauna. Coral Reefs. 38: 669–676.

Hoschke, A., Whisson, G. and Moore, G. (2019). Complete list of fishes from Rottnest Island (Revised). In: The Rottnest Island Fish Book. G. Whisson and A. Hoschke. Aqua Research and Monitoring Services, Perth. pp. 150–161.

MacLeod, I.D., Moore, G.I. and Gomez, S. (2018). Glycerol impregnation of a formaldehyde fixed Bump-head Sunfish Mola alexandrini. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 171–180.

Craig, M.D., Moore, G.I., Kirkby, T., Singor, M., Russell, B. and Graff, J. (2018). Birds of Lake McLarty Nature Reserve, Western Australia: an internationally important wetland facing an uncertain future. Records of the Western Australian Museum 33: 145–170.

Nakamura, J., Russell, B.C., Moore, G.I. and Motomura, H. (2018). Scolopsis meridiana, a new species of monocle bream (Perciformes: Nemipteridae) from northern Australia. Zootaxa 4500: 222–234.

Moore, G.I., Humphreys, W.F. and Foster, R. (2018). New populations of the rare subterranean Blind Cave Eel Ophisternon candidum (Synbranchidae) reveal recent historical connections throughout north-western Australia. Marine and Freshwater Research. 69: 1517–1524.

DiBattista, J.D., Wakefield, C.B., Moore, G.I., Bunce, M., Williams, A.J., O’Malley, J.M., Humphreys, R.L., Halafihi, T., Williams, A., Green, M.A., Tucker, S., Graham, K., Cruz, E. and Newman, S.J. (2018). Genomic and life-history discontinuity reveals cryptic speciation and gene flow from tropical to temperate waters for a deep-water grouper lineage precinctive to west Australia. Ecological Genetics and Genomics 9: 23–33.

Moore, G.I. (2018). New morphological data and live photographs of the rare subterranean Blind Cave Eel Ophisternon candidum (Synbranchidae) from north-western Australia. Ichthyological Research. 66: 160–165.

Gounder, P., Perera, C., Moore, G., Powers, N., and Arashvand, K. (2018). A fishy eyelid injury. Orbit 38: 233–235.

Shelley, J.J., Morgan, D.L., Hammer, M.P., Le Feuvre, M.C., Moore, G.I., Gomon, M.F., Allen, M.G. and Saunders, T. (2018). A field guide to the freshwater fishes of the Kimberley. Murdoch University. 262 pp [awarded Best Regional Field Guide, Whitley Book Awards 2018]

Allen, G.R., Moore, G.I. and Allen, M.G. (2017). Neopomacentrus aktites, a new species of damselfish (Pisces: Pomacentridae) from Western Australia. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation 29: 1–10.

DiBattista, J., Travers, M., Moore, G., Evans, R., Newman, S., Feng, M., Moyle, S., Gorton, R., Saunders, T. and Berry, O. (2017). Seascape genomics reveals fine-scale patterns of dispersal for a reef fish along the ecologically divergent coast of Northwestern Australia. Molecular Ecology 26: 6206–6223.

Hoschke, A., Whisson, G. and Moore, G. (2017). Complete list of fishes from Rottnest Island. In: The Rottnest Island Fish Book. G. Whisson and A. Hoschke. Aqua Research and Monitoring Services, Perth. pp. 150–161.

Steinke, D., deWaard, J., Gomon, M.F., Johnson, J.W., Larson, H.K., Lucanus, O., Moore, G.I., Reader, S. and Ward, R.D. (2017). DNA barcoding the fishes of Lizard Island (Great Barrier Reef). Biodiversity Data Journal 5: e12409.

Conway, K.W., Moore, G.I. and Summers, A.P. (2017). Nettorhamphos radula, a new genus and species of clingfish (Teleostei: Gobiesocidae) from Western Australia. Copeia 105: 128–140.

Jones, D., Bryce, C., Fromont, J. and Moore, G. (eds.). (2017) Marine Biodiversity of the Kimberley 1880s–2009. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 84.

Richards, Z., Kirkendale, L., Moore, G., Hosie, A., Huisman, J., Bryce, M., Marsh, L., Bryce, C., Hara, A., Wilson, N., Morrison, S., Gomez, O., Ritchie, J., Whisson, C., Allen, M., Betterridge, L., Wood, C., Morrison, H., Salotti, M., Hansen, G., Slack-Smith, S. and Fromont, J. (2016) Marine biodiversity in temperate Western Australia: multi-taxon surveys of Minden and Roe Reefs. Diversity. 8: 7.

Moore, G.I. and Newbrey, M.G. (2016) Whale Shark on a White Shark’s menu. Marine Biodiversity. 46:745–746.

 

IUCN Threatened species assessments

Morgan, D.L. and Moore, G. (2019). Hypseleotris ejuncida. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T10731A129047127. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T10731A129047127.en

Morgan, D.L. and Moore, G. (2019). Hypseleotris kimberleyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T10732A129047152. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T10732A129047152.en

Moore, G. (2019). Hypseleotris regalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T10733A129047187. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T10733A129047187.en

Morgan, D.L. and Moore, G. (2019). Kimberleyeleotris notata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T10994A123377933. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T10994A123377933.en

Moore, G. (2019). Leiopotherapon macrolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T11454A129056296. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T11454A129056296.en.

Moore, G. and Morgan, D.L. (2019). Toxotes kimberleyensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T122913483A123382356. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T122913483A123382356.en

Moore, G. (2019). Neosilurus pseudospinosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T123355725A123382621. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T123355725A123382621.en

Moore, G. (2019). Craterocephalus stramineus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T123355925A123382681. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T123355925A123382681.en

Moore, G. (2019). Syncomistes butleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T123359056A123382861. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T123359056A123382861.en

Moore, G. and Morgan, D.L. (2019). Glossamia aprion. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T123359468A123382871. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T123359468A123382871.en

Moore, G. (2019). Mogurnda oligolepis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T123359701A123382881. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T123359701A123382881.en

Moore, G. (2019). Milyeringa justitia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T128969918A128970120. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T128969918A128970120.en

Moore, G. (2019). Syncomistes bonapartensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T129056419A129056423. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T129056419A129056423.en

Hammer, M., Moore, G. and Brown, C. (2019). Melanotaenia exquisita. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T13061A123378280. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T13061A123378280.en

Moore, G. (2019). Milyeringa veritas. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T13555A123378349. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T13555A123378349.en

Moore, G. (2019). Ophisternon candidum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T15386A123378485. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T15386A123378485.en

Moore, G. (2019). Craterocephalus helenae. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T5492A123377726. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T5492A123377726.en

Moore, G. (2019). Craterocephalus lentiginosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2019: e.T5495A123377749. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2019-3.RLTS.T5495A123377749.en

 

Selected publications (pre-2016)

Moore, G.I. and Hammer, M.P. (2015). Freshwater fishes of three tributaries of the Pentecost River, Kimberley, Western Australia. Records of the Western Australian Museum. 30: 64–71.

Moore, G.I., Morrison, S.M., Hutchins, J.B., Allen, G.R. and Sampey, A. (2014). Kimberley marine biota. Historical data: fishes. Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 84: 161–206.

Moore, G.I. and Chaplin J.A. (2014). Contrasting demographic histories in a pair of allopatric, sibling species of fish (Arripidae) from environments with contrasting glacial histories. Marine Biology. 161(7): 1543–1555.

Holmes, T.H., Wilson, S.K., Travers, M.J., Langlois, T.J., Evans, R.D., Moore, G.I., Douglas, R.A., Shedrawi, G., Harvey, E.S. and Hickey, K. (2013). A comparison of visual- and stereo-video based fish community assessment methods in tropical and temperate marine waters of Western Australia. Limnology and Oceanography: Methods. 11: 337–350.

Moore, G.I. and Chaplin J.A. (2013). Population genetic structures of three congeneric species of coastal pelagic fishes (Arripis: Arripidae) with extensive larval, post-settlement and adult movements. Environmental Biology of Fishes. 96: 1087–1099.

Moore, G.I., Hutchins, J.B., Smith, K.N. and Morrison, S.M. (2008). Catalogue of type specimens of fishes in the Western Australian Museum (Second Edition). Records of the Western Australian Museum Supplement 74: 1–69.

Kvarnemo, C., Moore, G.I. and Jones, A.G. (2006). Sexually selected females in the monogamous Western Australian seahorse. Proceedings of the Royal Society B. 274: 521–525.

Jones, A.G., Moore, G.I., Kvarnemo, C., Walker, D. and Avise, J.C. (2003). Sympatric speciation as a consequence of male pregnancy in seahorses. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 100: 6598–6603.

Kvarnemo, C., Moore, G.I., Jones, A.G., Nelson, W.S. and Avise, J.C. (2000). Monogamous pair bonds and mate switching in the Western Australian seahorse Hippocampus subelongatus. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 13: 882–888.

Jones, A.G., Kvarnemo, C., Moore, G.I., Simmons, L.W. and Avise, J.C. (1998). Microsatellite evidence for monogamy and sex-biased recombination in the Western Australian seahorse Hippocampus angustus. Molecular Ecology 7: 1497–1506.