Assistant Professor                      

Francis Marion University

Department of Biology

Norma J. Salcedo


Office: Leatherman Science Facility (LSF) 204J

PO Box 100547          Florence, SC 29502-0547


Voice: (843) 661-1566


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My primary area of interest is systematics and evolution of freshwater organisms. In particular, my research focuses on fishes from the Andes Mountains. These days I am working on the revision of morphological characters towards clarifying the taxonomy and phylogenetic relationships of armored catfishes (Siluriformes: Loricariidae). I am also involved in the description of new fish species from Northern Peru, in collaboration with Peruvian colleagues.

Ph.D., Texas Tech University, 2007

M.S., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima-Perú, 2003

B.S., Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima-Perú, 1998

Research Interests

Selected Publications

Salcedo, N. J. and H. Ortega. 2015. A new species of Chaetostoma, an armored catfish (Siluriformes: Loricariidae), from the río Marañón drainage, Amazon basin, Peru. Neotropical Ichthyology 13 (1): 151-156.

Salcedo, N. J. 2013. Description of Loraxichthys lexa, new genus and species (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) from the Río Huallaga Basin, central Peru, with notes on the morphology of the enigmatic Lipopterichthys carrioni Norman, 1935. Zootaxa 3640 (4): 557-571. PDF

Salcedo, N. J., D. Rodriguez, R. E. Strauss, and R. J. Baker. 2011. The Fitzcarald Arch: a vicariant event for Chaetostoma (Siluriformes: Loricariidae) Speciation? Copeia 2011 (4): 503-512.

Salcedo, N., M. Hidalgo, P. Minaya, E. Castro, R. Acosta, D. Reyes, J. León and S. Udvardy. 1999. Aquatic Systems:

      Biodiversity Assessment at the Pagoreni Well Site. In: Alonso A. and F. Dallmeier (eds.). Biodiversity Assessment

      and Monitoring of the Lower Urubamba Region, Perú: Pagoreni Well Site Assessment and Training. SI/MAB

      Series 3. Smithsonian Institution/Monitoring and Assessment of Biodiversity Program, Washington, D.C. PDF

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