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Department of Invertebrate Zoology

Sapphirina auronitens

A drawing by Giesbrecht (1892) of the Copepoda, Sapphirina auronitens Claus, 1863

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Dennis M. OpreskoResearch Associate


  • Phone: 865-588-5430
  • E-mail: dmopresko@hotmail.com

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    Responsibilities: Research Associate

    Education:
    B.S. University of Miami
    M.S. University of Miami
    Ph.D. University of Miami

    Research Interests: Taxonomic studies of antipatharian corals

    Selected Publications:
    Opresko, D.M. and O. Breedy. 2010. A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia: Schizopathidae) from the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. Proc. Biol Soc. Washington 123:234-241.

    Opresko, D.M. 2009. Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa) of the Gulf of Mexico. In: Gulf of Mexico Origins, Water, and Biota: Biota, vol. 1, Biodiversity. D.F. Felder, and D.K. Camp, eds. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, Texas, pp. 359-364.

    Opresko, D.M. 2006. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part V. Establishment of a new family, Stylopathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 80-4 (11):109-138.

    Opresko, D.M. 2005. A new species of antipatharian coral (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) from the southern California Bight. Zootaxa 852:1-10. (A. dendrochristos)

    Opresko, D.M. 2005. New genera and species of antipatharian corals (Cnidaria:Anthozoa) from the North Pacific. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 79-2 (7): 129-165.

    Opresko, D.M. 2004. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part IV. Establishment of a new family, Aphanipathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden 78(11):209-240.

    Opresko, D.M. 2003. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part III. Cladopathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 77:495-536.

    Opresko, D.M. 2003. Redescription of Antipathes dichotoma Pallas, 1766 (Cnidaria: Anthozoa: Antipatharia) Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 77:481-493.

    Opresko, D.M. 2002. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part II. Schizopathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen, Leiden. 76:411-442.

    Opresko, D.M. 2001. Revision of the Antipatharia (Cnidaria: Anthozoa). Part I. Establishment of a new family, Myriopathidae. Zoologische Mededelingen 75:147-174.

    Full Publication List

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