The complex sensory array that runs along the sides of a fish’s body is the Lateral Line. It serves the role of sensation to a fish in its environment.
Having worked as a fish biologist in New Mexico for almost twenty years, I am particularly interested in the native fishes of the desert Southwest with expertise regarding the early life history of fishes. I have illustrated all of the native fishes of New Mexico and have also illustrated the ontogenetic life stages of several cyprinid species.
In addition to fish illustrations, I have rendered scientific illustrations of bats, frogs, snakes, parasites, invertebrates, and Mimbres pottery.