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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

drawing of Isopod Heteroserolis mgrayi

A drawing of the Isopod Heteroserolis mgrayi by M. Schotte from Kensley & Schotte, 1989.

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Marilyn SchotteResearch Collaborator


  • Phone: 202-633-0675
  • Fax: 202-633-0182
  • E-mail: schottem@si.edu
  • Mailing Address:
    Smithsonian Institution
    PO Box 37012, MRC 163
    Washington, DC 20013-7012

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    National Museum of Natural History
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    Washington, DC 20560-0163
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    Responsibilities: Research Collaborator

    Education: Cornell University, M.S; Antioch College, B.A.

    Research Interests:
    Taxonomy of Marine Isopod Crustaceans

    Professional Activities:

    Editor of SI’s World List of Marine, Freshwater and Terrestrial Isopods website; Editor of “The Isopod Newsletter;” Biological Society of Washington (Council Member 2002-2006); Guild of Natural Science Illustrators (Treasurer 1982-84; President 1984-1988).

    Selected Publications:

    Schotte, Marilyn, George D.F. Wilson and John Markham. 2009. Isopods of the Gulf of Mexico. Pp. 973-986 in D.L. Felder and D.K. Camp, eds. Gulf of Mexico: Its Origins, Waters and Biota. I. Biodiversity. Texas A&M University Press, College Station.

    Kensley, B., M. Schotte and G.C.B.Poore. 2009. Gnathiid isopods, mostly new, (Crustacea: Isopoda: Gnathiidae) from the Indian Ocean. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 122(1): 31-52.

    Schotte, M. 2007. Isopoda. McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology. McGraw Hill, Inc. New York, 10th Edition, Volume 9: 479-481.

    Schotte, Marilyn. 2005. Discerceis kensleyi, n. sp., from Caribbean Colombia, the third species of the genus (Crustacea: Isopoda: Sphaeromatidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of  Washington 118(1): 48-54.

    Schotte, Marilyn and Brian Kensley. 2004. New species and records of Flabellifera from the Indian Ocean (Crustacea: Peracarida: Isopoda). Journal of Natural History 39(16): 1211-1282.

    Kazmi, Quddusi B., Marilyn Schotte and Farzana Yousuf. 2002. An Illustrated Key to the Malacostraca (Crustacea) of the northern Arabian Sea, Part V- Isopoda. Pakistan Journal   of Marine Sciences, Vol. 11(1&2), 47-116.

    Kensley, Brian and Marilyn Schotte, 2002. New species and records of Asellota from the Indian Ocean (Crustacea: Peracarida: Isopoda). Journal of Natural History 36: 1421-1461.

    Schotte, Marilyn. 2002. Speocirolana prima, a new species from Tamaulipas, Mexico with a key to known species of the genus (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 115(3): 628-635.

    Schotte, Marilyn. 1995. Gnathia arabica, n. s. First record of a gnathiid from the Arabian Sea, and new records of isopods (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Pakistan in collections of the Smithsonian Institution, pp. 111-118 In M.-F. Thompson and N. S. Tirmizi, eds., The Arabian Sea. Living Marine Resources and the Environment. Vanguard Press: Lahore, Pakistan. 730 pp.

    Kensley, Brian and Marilyn Schotte. 1989. Guide to the Marine Isopod Crustaceans of the Caribbean. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C. 308 pages.

    Full Publication List

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