Glenn Moore

Curator of Fishes

Aquatic Zoology

BSc. (Hons.) MSc. PhD.


(08) 9212 3744


  • Systematics and biogeography of Western Australian fishes, especially marine species.
  • Evolutionary processes (genetics) influencing the speciation and distribution of fishes.
  • Marine fishes of the Kimberley region.
  • Reproduction and sexual selection in seahorses.

Collections: oversee the management, development, facilitation of research, and profiling of the Fish collection, consisting of around 180,000 specimens of some 5000 species. 

Services (to other bodies): represent the Western Australian Museum at meetings and on committees involved with the marine environment of WA. 


Marine Life of the Kimberley Region -

Exhibitions and Public Programs

Provide identifications and information on all aspects of fishes to the public, students, government departments and researchers. Present talks and provide media coverage of work in Fish section.

Selected Publications

Glenn I. Moore - Google Scholar Profile.

Moore, G.I., Hutchins, J.B. and Okamoto, M. (submitted) A new species of the deepwater clingfish genus Kopua (Gobiesociformes: Gobiesocidae) from Japan – an example of antitropicality? Submitted to Zootaxa

Moore, G.I. and Chaplin J.A. (2013) Genetic homogeneity in three congeneric species of Australian pelagic coastal fishes (Arripis: Arripidae) with larval, post-settlement and adult dispersal. Submitted to Environmental Biology of Fishes

Moore, G.I. & Morrison, S.M. (2009).  Fishes of three North West Shelf atolls off Western Australia: Mermaid (Rowley Shoals), Scott and Seringapatam Reefs.  Records of the Western Australian Museum Suppl. 77:  221-255.

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. Suppl. 74: 1-69.

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