Roberto E. Reis

Ichthyologist, Catfish specialist, conservationist

Born on May 26, 1960, in Porto Alegre, Brazil
BAP Expert Roberto E. Reis

Roberto E. Reis, Brazilian D.Sc. and ichthyologist, Professor and Curator of Fishes at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul. Among other duties, Dr. Reis has been working at the University of São Paulo, Brazil, the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and the University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States.

Most of his research as an ichthyologist regards different types of South American catfish. He is also chair for South America 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 140 original journal papers, 14 book chapters, and four books. Dr. Reis is 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 discovered and described oven 140 fish genera and species.

Expert in the following geographical regions:
  • South America
Expert in the following fish groups:
  • Siluriformes: Siluriformes: Aspredinidae, Auchenipteridae, Callichthyidae, Heptapteridae, Loricariidae.