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Robert Rush Miller

Robert Rush Miller (23 April 1916 - 10 February 2003) "was an important figure in American ichthyology and conservation from 1940 to the 1990s."

He was born in Colorado Springs, earned his bachelor's degree at University of California, Berkeley in 1938, a master's degree at the University of Michigan in 1943, and a Ph.D. at the University of Michigan in 1944. He received tenure at the University of Michigan in 1954.

Together with W. L. Minckley, he discovered a new species of platyfish, Xiphophorus gordoni, that they named in honor of Dr Myron Gordon. He served as the ichthyological editor of Copeia from 1950 to 1955.

Selected publications

  • Miller, Robert R. and Minckley, W. L. (1963) "Xiphophorus gordoni, A New Species of Platyfish from Coahuila, Mexico" Copeia 1963(3): pp. 538–546
  • Lagler, Karl Frank; Bardach, John E. and Miller, Robert Rush (1962) Ichthyology University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, OCLC 61070182 (textbook)


  • Smith, G. R. (2004) "Biography of Dr Robert "Bob" Miller" Desert Fishes Council

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