What We Do

Research in my lab explores the anatomical and taxonomic diversity of actinopterygian (ray-finned) fishes from an evolutionary standpoint. Ray-finned fishes are one of the most diverse groups of vertebrates (both anatomically and taxonomically!). As an evolutionary morphologist, I investigate this diversity not only to further our understanding of vertebrate anatomy in general, but also to provide novel information to advance our understanding of phylogenetic relationships. Such detailed investigation of morphology frequently leads to the discovery of previously unrecognized taxonomic diversity and one of the broader aims of my research program is to document this diversity through the description of new species.

Interested in Joining for graduate or undergraduate research?

If you are interested in fish morphology or systematics and would like to join the lab please email kevin.conway@tamu.edu