William N. Eschmeyer

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William Neil Eschmeyer, also known as Bill Eschmeyer, is an American ichthyologist. He is the founder and developer of the database and reference work Catalog of Fishes, hosted by the California Academy of Sciences and available both on-line and in print.

  • Curator Emeritus, California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco, California
  • Research Associate, Florida Museum of Natural History, Gainesville, Florida


  • Poss, S.G. & Eschmeyer, W.N. 1980. Xenaploactis, a new genus for Prosopodasys asperrimus Günther (Pisces: Aploactinidae), with descriptions of two new species. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, (Series 4) 42(8), pages 287–293

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