Key Info

  • Position Title
    Collection Manager, Marine Invertebrates
  • Section
    Marine Invertebrates Collection
    Branch
    Life and Geosciences
    Division
    Australian Museum Research Institute
  • ORCID iD
    https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1754-6750

Email Dr Stephen Keable

Since 2006 Dr Stephen Keable has been Collection Manager of Marine Invertebrates at the Museum. Steve started his career at the Australian Museum in 1983 as a volunteer while finishing his BSc at the University of New South Wales. Subsequently, after working as a Technical Officer on various marine invertebrate projects he was appointed to the permanent staff in 1998. During this period he also completed postgraduate studies, focusing on the role of invertebrate scavengers in the marine food web (MSc Macquarie University, 1993) and the identification, distribution and relationships of isopods (slaters) (PhD Macquarie University, 1997). These animals play an important role in recycling nutrients in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. He has undertaken fieldwork throughout much of Australia, as well as Papua New Guinea, Thailand, New Zealand, French Polynesia and Fiji. Steve has authored or co-authored descriptions of 39 new species of freshwater and marine isopods. More recently he has developed an interest in spread and impact of the upside-down jellyfish Cassiopea in New South Wales coastal lakes, and collaborated in description of new species of skeleton shrimp (Crustacea: Caprellidae) and tube anemones (Cnidaria: Ceriantharia).


Qualifications

BSc., MSc., PhD.


Publications

  1. Keable, S.J. (1995). Structure of the marine invertebrate scavenging guild of a tropical reef ecosystem: field studies at Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia. Journal of Natural History 29:27-45.
  2. Keable, S.J. (1996). The synonymy of Natatolana miyamotoi Nunomura, 1991 with Natatolana japonensis (Richardson, 1904) (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) and a redescription of the species. Crustacean Research 25:15-23.
  3. Keable, S.J. (1997). The Cirolanidae (Crustacea: Isopoda) of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, with additional records from northern Australia and Papua New Guinea. Pp 245-278 in Hanley, J.R., Caswell, G., Megirian, D. and Larson, H. K. (eds), Proceedings of the Sixth International Marine Biological Workshop. The marine flora and fauna of Darwin Harbour, Northern Territory, Australia. Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory and the Australian Marine Sciences Association: Darwin.
  4. Keable, S.J. & Bruce, N.L. (1997). Redescription of the north Atlantic and Mediterranean species of Natatolana (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae). Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 77: 655-705.
  5. Keable, S.J. (1998). A third species of Aatolana Bruce, 1993 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae). Records of the Australian Museum 50(1): 19-26.
  6. Keable, S.J. (1999). Description of a new species of Dolicholana Bruce, 1986 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) and a redescription of Dolicholana porcellana (Barnard, 1936) comb. nov. Journal of Natural History 33: 395-414.
  7. Keable, S.J. (1999). New species and records of Plakolana Bruce (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 43(2): 763-775.
  8. Wilson, G.D.F. & Keable, S.J. (1999). A New Genus of Phreatoicidean Isopod (Crustacea) From the North Kimberley Region, Western Australia. Journal of the Linnean Society, London 126: 51-79.
  9. Wilson, G.D.F. & Keable, S.J. (2001). Systematics of the Phreatoicidea. In: Isopod Systematics and Evolution. Crustacean Issues. Vol. 13. Eds: Kensley, B. & Brusca, R.C. Brill, Leiden, pp. 175-194.
  10. Keable, S.J. (2001). Three new species of Cirolana Leach, 1818 (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) from Australia. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 58(2), 347-363.
  11. Wilson, G.D.F. & Keable, S.J. (2002). New Genera of Phreatoicidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Western Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 54: 41-70.
  12. Wilson, G.D.F. & Keable, S.J. (2002). New Phreatoicidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) from Grampians National Park, with revisions of Synamphisopus and Phreatoicopsis. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 59(2): 457-529.
  13. Keable, S.J., Fenton, G.E. & Lowry, J.K. (2003). Mysidacea. In: Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Amphipoda, Cumacea, Mysidacea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 19.2B. Eds: Beesley, P.L. & Houston, W.W.K. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 419-471.
  14. Stoddart, H.E., Keable, S.J. & Lowry, J.K. (2003). Gammaridea. In: Crustacea: Malacostraca: Peracarida: Amphipoda, Cumacea, Mysidacea. Zoological Catalogue of Australia. Vol. 19.2B. Eds: Beesley, P.L. & Houston, W.W.K. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne, pp. 39-297.
  15. Wilson, G.DF. & Keable, S.J. (2004). A new family and genus of Phreatoicidea (Crustacea: Isopoda) from artesian springs in southwestern Queensland, Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 49(2): 741-759.
  16. Keable, S.J. & Wilson, G.D.F. (2006). New species of Pygolabis Wilson, 2003 (Isopoda, Tainisopidae, Crustacea) from Western Australia. Zootaxa 1116: 1-27.
  17. Keable, S.J. (2006). Taxonomic Revision of Natatolana (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae). Records of the Australian Museum 58: 133-244.
  18. Tzioumis, V. & Keable, S.J. (eds). (2007). Description of Key Species Groups in the East Marine Region. Report for the Department of Environment and Water Resources. Australian Museum, Sydney. 289 pp. http://www.environment.gov.au/coasts/mbp/publications/east/key-species.html
  19. Murray, A. & Keable, S.J. (2013). First Report of Sabella spallanzanii (Gmelin, 1791) (Annelida: Polychaeta) from Botany Bay, New South Wales, a northern range extension for the invasive species within Australia. Zootaxa 3670 (3): 391-395.
  20. Keable, S.J. & Reid, A.L. (2015). Marine invertebrates collected during the Kermadec Biodiscovery Expedition 2011. Bulletin of the Auckland Museum 20: 263-310.
  21. Keable, S.J. & Ahyong, S.T. (2016). First Records of the Invasive “Upside-down Jellyfish”, Cassiopea (Cnidaria: Scyphozoa: Rhizostomeae: Cassiopeidae), from Coastal Lakes of New South Wales, Australia. Records of the Australian Museum 68(1): 23-30.
  22. Reid, A.L., Ahyong, S.T., Keable, S.J., Kupriyanova, E., Layton, K. & Miller, A.C. (2017). The Australian Museum Lord Howe Island Expedition 2017—Marine Invertebrates. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 26: 9–18.
  23. Revuelta, O., Domenech, F. Keable, S.J., Miguez-Lozano, R. (2019). First report of the scavenging isopod Natatolana neglecta (Crustacea: Isopoda: Cirolanidae) feeding on a sea turtle. Mediterranean Marine Science 20(2): 297-301.
  24. Guerra-Garcia, J.M., Keable, S.J. & Ahyong, S.T. (2020). A new species of Paraproto (Crustacea: Amphipoda) from southern New South Wales, Australia. Zootaxa 4755 (2): 271-293.
  25. Stampar, S.N., Mills, S. & Keable, S.J. (In press). Ceriantharia (Cnidaria) from Australia, New Zealand and Antarctica with Descriptions of Four New Species. Records of the Australian Museum 72(3).