Mr James Maclaine

Mr James Maclaine

Curator, Fish

Department: Life Sciences
Division: LS Vertebrates Division
Contact: email
Phone: 0207 942 5761
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Vertebrates, Fish

James Maclaine

Summary

My principal role is to curate and manage the Fish Collection and the associated digital catalogue and to assist people wishing to use them. Areas of responsibility and expertise include: • Wet Preservation, including fixation, clearing and staining, transferring from formalin to alcohol, re-spiriting and re-hydration. • Identification of midwater fishes. • Organisation and History of the Fish Collection. • Databasing and Digitisation. Maintaining and enhancing the Fish Collection catalogue (in KE EMu) and creating and adding digital images (x-rays, CT scans, photographs). • Auditing. I am currently auditing the type specimens held in the Fish Collection (over 12000 lots) in order to create an accurate catalogue.

Qualifications

Degrees

Aquatic Bioscience BSc (Hons), Glasgow University, Scotland, 1989 - 1993

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Zoology/Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2004 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, National Museum of Scotland, Zoology, Scotland, 1998 - 1998

Assistant Biologist, The Tweed Foundation, Scotland, 1991 - 1997

Publications

Maclaine JS (2015) Hippocampus hippocampus - The saga of the short-snouted seahorse. 1 - 2.

Zogaris S, Maclaine JS, Koutsikos N, Chatzinikolaou Y (2015) Does the river blenny Salaria fluviatilis (Asso, 1801) (Actinopterygii: Perciformes) still survive on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus?. Journal of Natural History, 49 : 347 - 357. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2013.836761

Howard LE, Holmes WM, Ferrando S, Maclaine JS, Kelsh RN, Ramsey A, Abel RL, Cox JPL (2013) Functional nasal morphology of chimaerid fishes. Journal of Morphology, 274 (9) : 987 - 1009. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20156

Iwatsuki Y, Maclaine JS (2013) Validity of Crenidens macracanthus Gunther 1874 (Pisces: Sparidae) from Chennai (Madras), India, with taxonomic statuses of the congeners. Ichthyological Research, 60 (3) : 241 - 248. doi: 10.1007/s10228-013-0342-2

Maclaine JS (2013) Appearance on Nature’s Weirdest Events, BBC1, 1/1/2013. null :

Abel RL, Maclaine JS, Cotton R, Xuan VB, Nickels TB, Clark TH, Wang ZJ, Cox JPL (2010) Functional morphology of the nasal region of a hammerhead shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 155 : 464 - 475.

Britz R, Maclaine JS (2007) A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 18 (1) : 17 - 30.

Smith GW, Campbell RNB, Maclaine JS (1998) Regurgitation rates of intragastric transmitters by adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) during riverine migration.. Hydrobiologia, 117 - 121. doi: 10.1023/A:1017095409731

Introduction

Summary

My principal role is to curate and manage the Fish Collection and the associated digital catalogue and to assist people wishing to use them. Areas of responsibility and expertise include: • Wet Preservation, including fixation, clearing and staining, transferring from formalin to alcohol, re-spiriting and re-hydration. • Identification of midwater fishes. • Organisation and History of the Fish Collection. • Databasing and Digitisation. Maintaining and enhancing the Fish Collection catalogue (in KE EMu) and creating and adding digital images (x-rays, CT scans, photographs). • Auditing. I am currently auditing the type specimens held in the Fish Collection (over 12000 lots) in order to create an accurate catalogue.

Qualifications

Degrees

Aquatic Bioscience BSc (Hons), Glasgow University, Scotland, 1989 - 1993

Employment history

Academic

Curator, Natural History Museum, Zoology/Life Sciences, United Kingdom, 2004 - ongoing

Assistant Curator, National Museum of Scotland, Zoology, Scotland, 1998 - 1998

Assistant Biologist, The Tweed Foundation, Scotland, 1991 - 1997

Publications

Publications

Maclaine JS (2015) Hippocampus hippocampus - The saga of the short-snouted seahorse. 1 - 2.

Zogaris S, Maclaine JS, Koutsikos N, Chatzinikolaou Y (2015) Does the river blenny Salaria fluviatilis (Asso, 1801) (Actinopterygii: Perciformes) still survive on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus?. Journal of Natural History, 49 : 347 - 357. doi: 10.1080/00222933.2013.836761

Howard LE, Holmes WM, Ferrando S, Maclaine JS, Kelsh RN, Ramsey A, Abel RL, Cox JPL (2013) Functional nasal morphology of chimaerid fishes. Journal of Morphology, 274 (9) : 987 - 1009. doi: 10.1002/jmor.20156

Iwatsuki Y, Maclaine JS (2013) Validity of Crenidens macracanthus Gunther 1874 (Pisces: Sparidae) from Chennai (Madras), India, with taxonomic statuses of the congeners. Ichthyological Research, 60 (3) : 241 - 248. doi: 10.1007/s10228-013-0342-2

Maclaine JS (2013) Appearance on Nature’s Weirdest Events, BBC1, 1/1/2013. null :

Abel RL, Maclaine JS, Cotton R, Xuan VB, Nickels TB, Clark TH, Wang ZJ, Cox JPL (2010) Functional morphology of the nasal region of a hammerhead shark. Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology A - Molecular & Integrative Physiology, 155 : 464 - 475.

Britz R, Maclaine JS (2007) A review of the eel-loaches, genus Pangio, from Myanmar (Teleostei: Cypriniformes: Cobitidae). Ichthyological Explorations of Freshwaters, 18 (1) : 17 - 30.

Smith GW, Campbell RNB, Maclaine JS (1998) Regurgitation rates of intragastric transmitters by adult Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar L.) during riverine migration.. Hydrobiologia, 117 - 121. doi: 10.1023/A:1017095409731