Josefin Stiller

Spaghetti worm admirer

My info

Full name
Josefin Stiller
Josefin Stiller
I am
an enthusiast, a professional scientist
Curator level
Full Curator


69 objects curated
18 taxa curated
14 images set as exemplar
0 articles selected for Overview
3 preferred classifications selected

703 common names added
3 common names removed
0 common names curated

0 taxa commented
0 comments submitted
192 articles added
0 data records added
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Curator qualifications


Master of Science in Organismic Biology and Evolution from Humboldt University Berlin. Master's Thesis on taxonomic revision and phylogeny of an ampharetid worm genus conducted at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD, CA.

For my dissertation, I switched gears and worked on a group of fishes, the Syngnathidae (seahorses, pipefishes and seadragons). I investigated the evolutionary relationships of all main lineages of syngnathids. Much of my work focused on understanding the distribution of seadragons, a small group of syngnathids with amazing camouflage. In the course of this work, our group discovered the Ruby Seadragon, which is only the third species of seadragon worldwide.

Curation scope
Terebelliform polychaetes, namely Ampharetidae, Alvinellidae, Trichobranchidae, Terebellidae, Pectinariidae. Syngnathidae.