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Anthony Gill

Curator, natural history
BSc (Hons) PhD UNE
Anthony Gill

Tony Gill has had more than 30 years of experience volunteering or working in natural history museums, beginning with an internship at the Australian Museum in 1981. Prior to joining the Macleay Museum in 2010, he was a researcher of shallow marine fishes for the Natural History Museum, London, and museum curator in the School of Life Sciences and assistant director for collections in the International Institute for Species Exploration, Arizona State University.

Tony received his PhD from the University of New England in 1991 based on research conducted at the Australian Museum. He was later a Smithsonian Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. and Lerner-Grey Research Fellow in the American Museum of Natural History, New York.

  • Taxonomy of the dottyback fish subfamily Pseudoplesiopinae, with Professor A.J. Edwards (University of Newcastle, U.K.)
  • Identification of fish type specimens in the Macleay Museum
  • Description of new dottyback fishes from Indonesia, with Dr G.R. Allen (Western Australian Museum) and Dr M.V. Erdmann (Conservation International, Indonesia)
  • Taxonomic review of Australian species of Plectranthias (Serranidae: Anthiadine), with J. Pogonoski (Australian National Fish Collection, Hobart), Dr G. Moore (Western Australian Museum) and J. Johnson (Queensland Museum)
  • Generic classification and relationships of anthiadine serranid fishes
  • Classification and relationships of gobioid fishes, with R.D. Mooi (Manitoba Museum, Canada)
  • Description of new labrid fishes, with Y.K. Tea (University of Sydney) and Dr H. Senou (Kanagawa Prefectural Museum of Natural History
  • Co-curator, Stuffed, stitched and studied: Taxidermy in the 19th century, Macleay Museum, the University of Sydney, November 2014 – May 2015
  • Co-curator, The meaning of life: Celebrating 50 years of Biological Sciences at the University of Sydney, Macleay Museum, the University of Sydney, 28 September 2012 – 8 March 2013
In press
  • Gill, A.C., W.D. Anderson Jr & J.T. Williams. 'Anthias albofasciatus Fowler & Bean, 1930, a junior synonym of Tosana niwae Smith & Pope, 1906 (Serranidae: Anthiadinae)'. Zootaxa
  • Gill, A.C. & J.M. Leis. 'Phylogenetic position of the fish genera Lobotes, Datnioides and Hapalogenys, with a reappraisal of acanthuriform composition and relationships based on adult and larval morphology'. Zootaxa
  • Tea, Y.K., C. Van Der Wal, W.B. Ludt, A.C. Gill, N. Lo, S.Y.W. Ho. 'Boomeranging around Australia: historical biogeography and systematics of the anti-equatorial fish Microcanthus strigatus (Teleostei: Microcanthidae)'. Molecular Ecology
  • Gill, A.C. & B.C. Russell. 2019. 'Redescription of Anthias xanthomaculatus Fourmanoir and Rivaton, and its reassignment in the genus Odontanthias Bleeker (Teleostei: Serranidae)'. Zootaxa 4568(1): 177–184.
  • Tea, Y.K., A.C. Gill & H. Senou. 2019. 'Chromis tingting, a new species of damselfish from mesophotic coral ecosystems of southern Japan, with notes on C. mirationis Tanaka (Teleostei: Pomacentridae)'. Zootaxa 4586(2): 249–260.
  • Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky & A.O. Mal. 2019. 'Description of a second species of Gymnoxenisthmus from the Red Sea (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Xenisthmidae)'. Zootaxa 4590(1): 177–183.
  • Tea, Y.K., B.W. Frable & A.C. Gill. 2018. 'Cirrhilabrus cyanogularis, a new species of fairy wrasse from the Philippines and Indonesia (Teleostei: Labridae)'. Zootaxa 4418(6): 577–587.
  • Gill, A.C. & P.N. Psomadakis. 2018. 'Pseudanthias emma new species, with notes on a collection of anthiadine serranid fishes from off Myanmar (eastern Indian Ocean)'. Zootaxa 4455(3): 525–536.
  • Gill, A.C., B.C. Russell & G. Nelson. 2018. 'F.L. Castelnau’s Norman River fishes housed in the Macleay Museum, University of Sydney'. Zootaxa 4459(3): 565–574.
  • Gill, A.C. & R.D. Mooi. 2017. 'Biogeography of Australian marine fishes'. Pp.101–128. In: M.C. Ebach (ed.) Handbook of Australasian Biogeography. CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida. 
  • Gill, A.C., S.V. Bogorodsky & A.O. Mal. 2017. 'Review of Red Sea Xenisthmus (Teleostei: Gobioidei: Xenisthmidae), with description of a new species'. Zootaxa 4286(2): 203–214.
  • Gill, A.C., G.R. Allen & M.V. Erdmann. 2017. 'Pseudochromis stellatus, a new species of dottyback from Indonesia (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae)'. Zootaxa 4338(2): 333–340.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2017. 'Pseudanthias tequila, a new species of anthiadine serranid fish from the Ogasawara and Mariana Islands'. Zootaxa 4341(1): 67–76.
  • Tea, Y.K. & A.C. Gill. 2017. 'Cirrhilabrus shutmani, a new fairy wrasse from the Philippine Islands (Teleostei: Labridae)'. Zootaxa 4341(1): 77–88.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2017. 'Navigobius kaguya, a new species of ptereleotrine goby (Teleostei: Gobiidae) from the West Pacific'. Zootaxa 4347(2): 371–380.
  • Mooi, R.D. & A.C. Gill. 2016. 'Hennig’s auxiliary principle and reciprocal illumination revisited'. Pp. 258–285. In: D. Williams, M. Schmitt & Q. Wheeler (eds) The Future of Phylogenetic Systematics: The Legacy of Willi Hennig. The Systematics Association, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  • Tea, Y.K. & A.C. Gill. 2016. 'Synchiropus sycorax, new species of dragonet from the Philippines (Teleostei: Callionymidae)'. Zootaxa 4173(1): 85–93.
  • Gill, A.C. & H. Senou. 2016. 'Pseudochromis yamasakii, new species of dottyback fish from Japan (Teleostei: Pseudochromidae: Pseudochrominae)'. Zootaxa 4173(3): 296–300.
  • Gill, A.C. & J.J. Pogonoski. 2016. 'Pseudotrichonotus belos new species, first record of the fish family Pseudotrichonotidae from Australia (Teleostei: Aulopiformes)'. Zootaxa 4205(2): 189–193.
  • Gill, A.C., Y.K. Tea & H. Senou. 2016. 'Plectranthias takasei, new species of anthiadine fish from southern Japan (Teleostei: Serranidae)'. Zootaxa 4205(4): 349–356.
  • Gill, A.C. 2015. 'A case of mything teeth: on the presence of vomerine and palatine teeth in the Pomacanthidae (Teleostei)'. Zootaxa 3994(4): 593–596.
  • Leis, J.M. & A.C. Gill. 2015. 'More than archetypal coral-reef fishes: Revision and relationships of the Acanthuroidei based on adult and larval morphology'. Frontiers of Marine Science, Conference Abstract: XV European Congress of Ichthyology. [doi: 10.3389/conf.fmars.2015.03.00088]