Roberto Esser dos Reis

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Roberto Esser dos Reis, Brazilian D.Sc. and ichthyologist. Among other duties, doctor dos Reis has been working at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, and the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. Most of his research as an ichtyologist regards different types of South American catfish; for instance, he is the author of the species Otocinclus cocama, Reis 2004. He is also a member of the Freshwater Fish Specialist Group, Species Survival Commission, and advises the IUCN on the biological aspects of the conservation of threatened species.

Dr. Reis is an author of over 50 original journal papers, 14 book chapters, and four books. Dr. Reis is Curator of Fishes at the Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio Grande do Sul, Chief Editor of the Checklist of Freshwater Fishes from Central and South America (CLOFFSCA), and past President of the Brazilian Ichthyological Society. Dr. Reis is an authority on the systematics and biodiversity of Neotropical catfishes and has to date with colleagues described 63 species.


  • Curriculum Vitæ – Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development. (Portuguese)