• Ph.D., University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies, Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., 1982
  • M.S., University of Delaware College of Marine and Earth Studies, Lewes, Delaware, U.S.A., 1978
  • B.S., Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 1972

Dr. Jerry Harasewych is a research zoologist and Curator of Marine Mollusca at the Smithsonian Institution National Museum of Natural History.

Research Interests

-Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Molecular Evolution of Gastropoda, with special interest in Pleurotomariidae, Cocculiniformia, Neogastropoda and land snails of the family Cerionidae.

-Origin, Evolution, and Biogeography of Deep-Sea Molluscan Faunas.

-Application of forensic techniques to resolve questions of organismal to evolutionary history within Mollusca.

Relevant to the biota of the Gulf of Mexico, Dr. Harasewych has published the following:

Adamkewicz, S. L., and M. G. Harasewych. 1997. Systematics and Biogeography of the Genus Donax (Bivalvia: Donacidae) in Eastern North America. American Malacological Bulletin 13 (1/2): 97–103.

Harasewych, M. G. 1983. A review of the Columbariinae (Gastropoda: Turbinellidae) of the Western Atlantic with notes on the anatomy and systematic relationships of the subfamily. Nemouria 27: 1–42.

Harasewych, M. G. 2002. Pleurotomarioidean gastropods. Advances in Marine Biology 42: 237–294, pls. 5–6.

Harasewych, M. G., and G. R. Sedberry. 2006. Rediscovery, range extension, and redescription of Calliostoma torrei Clench and Aguayo, 1940 (Gastropoda: Vetigastropoda: Calliostomatidae). The Nautilus 120(2): 39–44.

Harasewych, M. G., and R. H. Jensen. 1979. Review of the subgenus Pterynotus (Gastropoda: Muricidae) in the Western Atlantic. Nemouria 22: 1–16.

Harasewych, M. G., and R. H. Jensen. 1984. Natica guesti, a new naticid gastropod from the Western Atlantic. The Nautilus 98(3): 99–101.

Harasewych, M. G., and T. M. Askew. 1993. Perotrochus maureri, a new species of pleurotomariid from the western Atlantic (Gastropoda: Pleurotomariidae). The Nautilus 106(4): 130–136.

Harasewych, M. G., R. E. Petit, and A. Verhecken. 1992. Two new species of Cancellariidae (Gastropoda: Neogastropoda) from Brazil. The Nautilus 106(2): 43–49.

Jensen, R. H., and M. G. Harasewych. 1986. Class Polyplacophora (chitons). Pp. 394–397 in W. Sterrer, ed. Marine Fauna and Flora of Bermuda. John Wiley and Sons, New York.

McLean, J. H., and M. G. Harasewych. 1995. Review of Western Atlantic species of cocculinid and pseudococculinid limpets, with descriptions of new species (Gastropoda: Cocculiniformia). Contributions in Science, Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County 453: 1–33.

Petit, R. E., and M. G. Harasewych. 1990. Catalogue of the superfamily Cancellarioidea Forbes and Hanley, 1851 (Gastropoda: Prosobranchia). The Nautilus, Supplement 1: i + 69 pp.

Wise, J. B., M. G. Harasewych, and R. T. Dillon, Jr. 2004. Population divergence in the sinistral whelks of North America, with special reference to the east Florida ecotone. Marine Biology 145: 1167–1179.