Bruce Baden Collette

Bruce Baden Collette (born March 13, 1934)[1][2] is an American ichthyologist.

Bruce Baden Collette
Born (1934-03-14) March 14, 1934 (age 87)
Alma materCornell University
Scientific career
Author abbrev. (zoology)Collette


He was born on March 13, 1934, in Brooklyn, New York.[2][3] He is the son of Raymond Hill Collette and Agnes Hellen (Lavsen) Collette.[3]


  • The diversity of fishes : biology, evolution, and ecology (with Gene S. Helfman and Douglas E. Facey); Malden (Mass.) : Blackwell science, cop. 2009.[4]
  • Results of the Tektite Program: ecology of coral reef fishes (with Sylvia Alice Earle); Natural History Museum, Los Angeles County, 1972.[5]


The creole darter (Etheostoma collettei) was named in his honour in 1969,[6] while the toadfish genus Colletteichthys was named in 2006 in his honour too.[7]

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  1. ^ Bruce Baden Collette
  2. ^ a b Press, Jaques Cattell (1982-08-01). American men & women of science: physical and biological sciences. Bowker. p. 304. ISBN 978-0-8352-1416-2.
  3. ^ a b Who's who in the South and Southwest. Marquis Who's Who. 1976. p. 152. ISBN 978-0-8379-0815-1.
  4. ^ The diversity of fishes - WorldCat
  5. ^ Results of the Tektite Program - WorldCat
  6. ^ Birdsong, R. S.; L. W. Knapp (1969). "Etheostoma collettei a new darter of the subgenus Oligocephalus from Louisiana and Arkansas". Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany. 15 (3): 106–112.
  7. ^ Christopher Scharpf & Kenneth J. Lazara (10 October 2019). "Order BATRACHOIDIFORMES (Toadfishes)". The ETYFish Project Fish Name Etymology Database. Christopher Scharpf and Kenneth J. Lazara. Retrieved 29 September 2020.