Jonathan W. Armbruster
Professor and Curator of Fishes



Office/Lab Locations:  
131 Biodiversity Learning Center/212-213 M. White Smith

Fish Collection:
133 Biodiversity Learning Center

Mailing Address:
331 Funchess Hall
Auburn University, AL 36849
Office: (334) 844-9261
Lab: (334) 844-9258
Fax: (334) 844-9234
Email Jonathan W. Armbruster
The Armbruster Lab Webpage



Ph.D. - University of Illinois (1997)
B.S. - University of Illinois (1991)



  • The systematics of African Small Barbs ('Barbus')
  • The systematics of minnows and their relatives (Cypriniformes) using phylogenomics
  • The evolution of miniaturization in minnows
  • The systematics of the South American catfish subfamilies Hypostominae and Ancistrinae (Loricariidae), and their evolutionary ecology
  • Formation of the modern Guyana ichthyofauna
  • Phylogenetics of the North American cavefishes (Amblyopsidae), and revision of the Southern Cavefish (Typhlichthys subterraneus)



Taphorn, D. C., J. W. Armbruster, and C. K. Ray. 2013. Transandean Ancistrus (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). Zootaxa 4: 343–370.

Armbruster, J.W. 2012. Standardized measurements, landmarks, and meristic counts for cypriniform fishes. Zootaxa 3586:8–16.

Lujan, N.K., K. O. Winemiller, and J. W. Armbruster. 2012. Cryptic trophic radiation within a hyperdiverse catfish lineage. BMC Evolutionary Biology 12 (124):1–12.

de Souza, Lesley S., J. W. Armbruster, and D. C. Werneke. 2012. The influence of the Rupununi portal on distribution of freshwater fish in the Rupununi district, Guyana. Cybium 36:31–43. (Special issue on the Guyana Shield).

Lujan, N.K. and J. W. Armbruster. 2012. Morphological and functional Diversity of the Mandible in Suckermouth Armored Catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae).  Journal of Morphology 273:24–60.

Lujan, N.K. and J.W. Armbruster. 2011. Geological and hydrological history of the Guyana Shield and historical biogeography of its fishes. In Albert, J.A. and R. E. Reis, eds. Historical Biogeography of Neotropical Freshwater Fishes. University of California Press. Pp. 211-224. 



Undergraduate

Graduate

Comparative Anatomy - BIOL3010  Systematic Ichthyology - BIOL7160
Evolution and Systematics - BIOL3030

Last updated: 02/17/2014