David Johnson, NMNH Curator of Fishes, and Nalani Schnell, Virginia Institute of Marine Science, received awards--for Best paper, Ichthyology, and Best Paper Young Scholar, Ichthyology in Copeia 2012-- for their co-authored paper Schnell, N. and Johnson, G. D. 2012. Ontogenetic fusion of the third and fourth pharyngobranchial in barbeled dragonfishes (Stomiidae, Teleostei) with a revision of the identity of the single posterior upper pharyngeal toothplate. Copeia 2012 (3), 394–407.
A plaque was awarded at the recent annual meetings of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists (ASIH), held July 10-15 in Albuquerque, NM. An image from the paper was featured on the cover of the September, 2012 issue of Copeia: http://www.bioone.org/doi/full/10.1643/CG-11-051