Prof. Paolo Parenti – new Scientific Editor of aqua
I am very please to announce the new scientific editor for aqua, International Journal of Ichthyology, my dear Italian friend Paolo Parenti. Paolo is taking over from my Brazilian friend Flávio Lima who has done an excellent job for aqua and the international ichthyologic community for the last six years carrying this endless burden.
I know Paolo since I moved to Italy in the late 1990s, and have had contact all the time and several meetings and Paolo has been a tremendous help in every sense with aqua, as peer reviewer, and giving suggestions and tireless doing the Italian translation in each quarterly issue of the Abstracts, as aqua abstracts have always been translated in four different languages.
His contributions have been endless and his work at the University of Milano-Bicocca has international fame writing scientific paper with some of the best ichthyologists, passed and present. But without further do, I want to thank Paolo very much, also in the name of the aqua-team for taking one as scientific editor and I am sure everyone with be pleased to see him today and in the aqua future. Thank you very much, grazie mille.
And I want to ad his Curriculum Vitae and some of his publications below:
Paolo Parenti born in Milano in 1958 has a Degree in Biological Sciences at the University of Milano taken in 1981. After military service he spent some years in a Pharmaceutical Company. Since 1989 was a researcher and lecturer at the Department of General Physiology and Biochemistry, University of Milano, and on 1999 moved to the Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca, working on: nutrition in polluted freshwater habitat; checklists as a tool for fish biodiversity monitoring. Since 2005 is Associate Professor of Biochemistry at the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Milano-Bicocca.
Since 2001 is a membership of editorial board of Aqua, Journal of Ichthyology and a collaborator of FishBase Project, ICLARM. He knows English and French, and written Latin.
Present specific interests and activities concern taxonomy and classification of fishes as a tool for understanding global biodiversity (personal); biomarkers as tools for monitoring environmental pollution (departmental). He pursued his interest for fishes with major emphasis since 1995. During this period he was a self-taught ichthyologist and much of his interest was focused on examining old descriptions and museum collections, rather than field collections in the wild.
Publications on Fishes
Parenti, P. 2002. Muraena compressa Walbaum, 1792, an invalid senior synonym of the snake mackerel Gempylus serpens Cuvier, 1829. Caribbean Journal of Science v. 38 (no. 3-4): 267-268.
Parenti, P. 2002. On the species of the genus Balistes described by Johann Julius Walbaum (1792). Cybium v. 26 (no. 4): 309-316.
Parenti, P. 2003. Family Molidae Bonaparte 1832 – molas or ocean sunfishes. California Academy of Sciences Annotated Checklists of Fishes No. 18: 1-9.
Parenti, P. 2003. On the status of species classified in the genus Perca by Johann Julius Walbaum (1792). Zoological Studies v. 42 (no. 4): 491-505.
Parenti, P. 2004. Family Scatophagidae Bleeker 1876 – scats. California Academy of Sciences Annotated Checklists of Fishes No. 36: 1-5.
Parenti, P. 2013. Perca luth Walbaum, 1792, a senior synonym of the meagre, Argyrosomus regius (Asso, 1801) (Perciformes, Sciaenidae), invalidated by “reversal of precedence.”. Journal of FisheriesSciences.com v. 7 (no. 1): 79-82.
Parenti, P. 2019. Annotated checklist of fishes of the family Polyprionidae. aqua International Journal of Ichthyology, 25 (2), 49-52.
Parenti, P. 2019. Hapalogenyidae, a new family of Percomorpha fishes. aqua International Journal of Ichthyology, 25 (2), 81-83.
Parenti, P. 2019. On the status of some nominal species described by Sarah Lee Bowdich in the account “Excursions in Madeira and Porto Santo during the autumn of 1823. Boletim do Museu de História Natural do Funchal (in press)
Parenti, P. 2019. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the family Sparidae. FishTaxa v. 4 (no. 2): 47-98.
Parenti, P. 2019. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the family Haemulidae (Teleostei: Perciformes). Iranian Journal of Ichthyology v. 6 (no. 3) (for Sept. 2019): 150-196.
Parenti, P. 2019. The status of the fishes described from Sicily by Rafinesque. FishTaxa v. 4 (no. 1): 99-124.
Parenti, P. 2020. An annotated checklist of fishes of the family Sciaenidae. Journal of Animal Diversity v. 2 (no. 1): 1-92.
Parenti, P. & Bressi, N. 2001. First record of the orange-spotted grouper, Epinephelus coioides (Perciformes: Serranidae) in the northern Adriatic Sea. Cybium v. 25 (no. 3): 281-284.
Parenti, P. & Desoutter-Meniger, M. 2007. Notes on the status of the names of fishes presented in the Planches de Seba (1827-1831) published by Guérin-Méneville. Zoosystema v. 29 (no. 2): 393-403. [Author also seen as Desoutter, M.]
Parenti, P., Kullander, S. O. & Randall, J. E. 2013. Taxonomic and nomenclatural status of Perca argentea Linnaeus, 1758, Perca vaila Osbeck, 1770, and Perca indica Gronow in Gray, 1854 (Osteichthyes, Terapontidae and Moronidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology v. 61 (no. 1): 303-310.
Parenti, P. & Pietsch,T. W. 2003. Ostracion knorrii Walbaum, 1792, a senior synonym of the striated frogfish Antennarius striatus (Shaw and Nodder, 1794) invalidated by “reversal of precedence”. Copeia 2003 (no. 1): 187-189.
Parenti, P. & Poly, W. J. 2004. Sparus axilaris Perez 1820, a senior synonym of the axillary sea bream Pagellus acarne (Risso 1827) invalidated by ‘reversal of precedence’. Cybium v. 28 (no. 2): 171-173.
Parenti, P. & Randall, J. E. 1998. First record of the labrid fish Pteragogus flagellifer (Valenciennes, 1839) from the Red Sea. Fauna of Arabia v. 17: 473-475.
Parenti, P. & Randall, J. E. 2000. An annotated checklist of the species of the Labroid fish families Labridae and Scaridae. Ichthyological Bulletin of the J. L. B. Smith Institute of Ichthyology No. 68: 1-97.
Parenti, P. & Randall, J. E. 2011. Checklist of the species of the families Labridae and Scaridae: an update. Smithiana. Publications in Aquatic Biodiversity, Bulletin No. 13: 29-44.
Parenti, P. & Randall, J. E. 2018. A checklist of wrasses (Labridae) and parrotfishes (Scaridae) of the world: 2017 update. Journal of the Ocean Science Foundation v. 30: 11-27.
Parenti, P. & Randall, J. E. 2020. An annotated checklist of the fishes of the family Serranidae of the world with description of two new related families of fishes. FishTaxa v. 5 (no. 1) (for 28 Feb. 2020): 1-170.
Randall, J. E. & Parenti, P. 1999. Rejection of nine old labrid fish names in order to conserve well-established taxa. Revue française d’Aquariologie Herpétologie v. 26 (no. 1-2): 29-32.
Randall, J. E. & Parenti, P. 2014. Parrotfishes are not wrasses. Reef Encounter v. 29 (no. 1): 16-18.