|Born||24 March 1967 (1967-03-24) (age 55)|
|Alma mater||University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu|
He is the author of over 130 publications.
In October 2015, he won second prize, an award of €5,000, in the GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge, a Global Biodiversity Information Facility competition, for BioGUID.org, "a web service that crosslinks identifiers linked to data objects in the biodiversity realm". At that time, the site contained over one billion (1,000,000,000) identifiers. He has been honoured by having the twilight fangblenny (Petroscirtes pylei) named in his honor.
- "Hawaii Biological Survey Staff, Richard L. Pyle". Bishop Museum. 2009. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- Pyle, Richard. "Curriculum vitae, Richard L Pyle, Department of Natural Sciences, Bishop Museum, Honolulu". Retrieved 30 December 2016.
- Pyle, Richard L. (1997). "The importance of deep safety stops: Rethinking ascent patterns from decompression dives". Journal of the South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society. South Pacific Underwater Medicine Society. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
- "Richard Pyle". TED.com. Retrieved 6 April 2016.
- "Winners named for first GBIF Ebbe Nielsen Challenge". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. 30 October 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
- Christopher Scharpf; Kenneth J. Lazara (26 October 2018). "Order BLENNIIFORMES: Family BLENNIIDAE". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 7 April 2019.
- "ZooBank Committee", accessed 6 November 2017.