B.F. Fackenthal Jr. Professor of Biology Emeritus


 B.S., Seton Hall University (Biology), 1949
M.S., Rutgers University (Zoology), 1951
Ph.D., Rutgers University (Zoology), 1954

Interests: Marine Zoology; emphasis on natural history, ecology and reproduction in nemerteans, molluscs, brachyuran and anomuran crustaceans including invasive species and symbiotic relationships.

Recent Publications

McDermott, J. J. & J. N. Kraeuter 2015. Occurrence of first crab instars of the   Atlantic ghost crab Ocypode quadrata (italics) (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae) along the coast of Maine, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 128: 98-102.

McDermott, J. J. 2014. A new genus and species of pinnotherid crab (Decapoda: Brachyura: Pinnotheridae: Pinnothereliinae) with a unique male abdominal appendage, and its symbiotic relationship with a sipinculan worm (Sipuncula) from Miami Florida, U.S.A. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 127: 367-290.

McDermott J. J. 2013. The distribution of ghost crab megalopae, Ocypode quadrata (Decapoda: Brachyura: Ocypodidae), beyond the presumptive northern boundary of adult populations in the northwest Atlantic. Northeastern Naturalist 20: 578-586.

McDermott, J.J. 2011. Parasites of shore crabs in the genus Hemigrapsus (Decapoda: Brachyura: Varunidae) and their status in crabs geographically displaced: a review. Journal of Natural History 45:2419-2441.

McDermott, J.J., J. D. Williams and C. B. Boyko 2010. The unwanted guests of hermits: A global review of the diversity and natural history of hermit crab parasites. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 394: 2-44.