Gary Anderson

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Subsequent to my retirement in 2006, all of my research efforts have focused on the implementation of online knowledge bases for several taxonomic orders of eumalacostracan crustaceans. These interactive databases evolved from earlier efforts that culminated in the production of the Tanaidacea Home page (, with co-authors Richard Heard and Kim Larsen. this site was endorsed by Infography/ Fields of Knowledge ( as one of the top six superlative sources of information on the Tanaidacea and is now maintained by personnel affiliated with Gulf Coast Research Laboratory. I have designed and implemented taxonomy/ systematics databases for Cumacea, Lophogastrida, Mysida, Stygiomysida, and Tanaidacea. My primary specialty is the order, Tanaidacea. I serve as editor for this taxon at WoRMS, the World Register of Marine Species (

Recent Publications

Bamber, R., M. Blazewicz-Paszkowycz, & G. Anderson. Diversity of Tanaidacea (Crustacea: Peracarida) in the world's oceans - How far have we come?-- PLoS ONE (in press).
Heard, R.W., & G. Anderson. 2009. Tanaidacea (Crustacea) of the Gulf of Mexico. Pages 987-1000, In: Felder, D.L., & D.K. Camp (eds.), Gulf of Mexico Origin, Waters, and Biota Volume 1, Biodiversity. Texas A & M University Press, College Station.