Weather Closure

University of Alaska Anchorage campus will be closed September 24, 2021 beginning at 6:40 AM, due to weather. Students and employees should check their email for more information. The university will remain closed for the weekend and reopen on Monday morning.

The Alaska Airlines Center will be open Saturday, September 25, for the home volleyball match that afternoon.

Dr. Jerry Kudenov

Jerry Kudenov, Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor
Department of Biological Sciences


  • 1970-1974 Ph.D., University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona: Invertebrate Zoology: Marine Biology
  • 1968-1970 M.S., University of the Pacific, Pacific Marine Station, Dillon Beach, California: Marine Zoology.
  • 1966-1968 B.A. University of California, San Diego: Molecular Biology.
  • 1964-1966 A.A., Foothill College, Los Altos, California, Associate in Arts.

Research Interests

Invertebrate Ecology, Systematics, Microscopy


  • Barroso RA, Ranauro N & JD Kudenov. 2017. A new species of Branchamphinome (Annelida: Amphinomidae) from the South-western Atlantic, with an emendation of the genus. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom, 97(5): 835-842.
  • Barroso R, Filgueiras D, Contins M & Kudenov J. 2017. First report of the fireworm Hermodice carunculata (Annelida: Amphinomidae) preying on a Sea Cucumber. International Journal of Aquatic Biology, 5(4): 282-285.
  • Barroso R, Kudenov JD, Halanych KM, Saeedi H, Sumida PYG, Bernardino AF. 2018. A new species of xylophylic fireworm (Annelida: Amphinomidae: Cryptonome) from deep-sea wood falls in the SW Atlantic. Deep-Sea Research Part I, In press.
  • Ahrens J.B., J.D. Kudenov, C.D. Marshall and A. Schulz.2014. Regeneration of Posterior Segments and Terminal Structures in the bearded-fireworm, Hermodice carunculata(Annelida: Amphinomidae). Journal of Morphology 275(10):1103-1112. DOI: 10.1002/jmor.20287 (first published online 5 May 2014).
  • Blake, JA and JD Kudenov. 1978.The Spionidae (Polychaeta) from southeastern Australia, with a revision of the genera. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 39: 171‑280.
  • Blake, JA and JD Kudenov. 1981.Larval development, larval nutrition and growth for twoBoccardia species from Victoria, Australia (Polychaeta: Spionidae). Marine Ecology ProgressSeries 6: 175‑182.
  • Borda, E and JD Kudenov. 2014. The Euphrosinidae (Annelida: Amphinomida) collected from Antarctica by the R/V Polarstern in 1984 and 1986 with comments on the generic placement of Euphrosine magellanica Ehlers, 1901. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 126(4):299-311.
  • Borda, E, JD Kudenov, C Bienhold and GW Rouse. 2012. Towards a revised Amphinomidae (Annelida, Amphinomida): description and affinities of a new genus and species from the Nile Deep-sea Fan, Mediterranean Sea. Scripta Zoologica 41(3): 307–325.
  • Borda, E, JD Kudenov, P Chevaldonné, D Desbruyères, JA Blake, S. Hourdez, TM Shank, NG Wilson, F Pleijel and GW Rouse. 2013. Cryptic species of Archinome (Annelida: Amphinomidae) from hydrothermal vents and cold seeps. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 2013 280 1770 20131876;doi:10.1098/rspb.2013.1876 (published 11 September 2013) 1471-2954
  • Coleman, N, W Cuff, M Drummond and JD Kudenov. 1978. A quantitative survey of the macrobenthos of Westernport, Victoria. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research 29(4): 445‑466.
  • Devon, R, J Rose Figura, D Douthat, JD Kudenov and J Maselko. 2005.Complex morphology in a simple chemical system. Chemical Communication 13: 1678-1680.
  • Kudenov, JD.1974.The reproductive biology of Eurythoe complanata (Pallas, 1766) (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae). Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Arizona.128 pp.(Dissertation Abstracts International 30(4): 1‑2).
  • Kudenov, JD.1975a.Errant polychaetes from the Gulf of California, Mexico. The Journal of Natural History, London, 9: 65‑91.
  • Kudenov, JD.1975b.Sedentary polychaetes from the Gulf of California, Mexico.The Journal of Natural History, London, 9: 205‑231.
  • Kudenov, JD.1977a.The functional morphology of feeding three species of maldanid polychaetes. Zoological Journal of the Linnean Society of London 60: 95‑109.
  • Kudenov, JD.1977b.The feeding ecology of Axiothella rubrocincta (Johnson) (Polychaeta: Maldanidae). Journal of Experimental Marine Biology &Ecology 31: 209‑221.
  • Kudenov, JD.1982.Seasonal sediment reworking rates of Axiothella rubrocincta (Johnson) (Polychaeta: Maldanidae). Marine Biology, (Berlin) 70: 181‑186.
  • Kudenov, JD.1991. A new family and genus of the Order Amphinomida (Polychaeta) from the Galapagos hydrothermal vents. In, Petersen, M.E. and J.B. Kirkegaard (eds.), Proceedings of the Second International Polychaete Conference. Ophelia suppliment 5: 111-120.
  • Kudenov, JD.1993.Amphinomidae and Euphrosinidae (Polychaeta) from Antarctica, the Southern Ocean and Subantarctic Regions. Biology of Antarctic Seas XXII, Antarctic Research Series, 58: 93-150.
  • Kudenov, JD.1994.Redescription of Hipponoa gaudichaudi Audouin &Milne-Edwards, 1830 (Polychaeta: Amphinomidae).In, Dauvin, J.C., L. Laubier and D.J. Reish (eds.), Actes de la 4eme Conference internationale des Polychetes. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (A), Paris. 162: 199-207.
  • Kudenov, JD and JA Blake. 1978. A review of the genera and species of the family Scalibregmidae (Polychaeta) with descriptions of one new genus and four new species.The Journal of Natural History, London 12: 427‑444.
  • Kudenov, JD and GB Read. 1977.A new species of Axiothella (Polychaeta: Maldanidae) from Porirua Harbour, New Zealand.New Zealand Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research, 11(4): 697‑702.
  • Poore, GCB and JD Kudenov. 1978a. Benthos of the port of Melbourne: the Yarra River and Hobsons Bay, Victoria. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research29(2): 141‑155.
  • Poore, GCB and JD Kudenov. 1978b. Benthos around an outfall of the Werribee sewage‑treatment farm, Port Phillip Bay, Victoria. Australian Journal of Marine and Freshwater Research29(2): 157‑167.
  • Vogt, KD & Kudenov, JD. 1993. Morphometric variation in the bifurcate notosetae of twoEuphrosine species. In, Dauvin, J.C., L. Laubier and D.J. Reish (eds.), Actes de la 4eme Conference internationale des Polychetes. Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle (A), Paris162: 291-298.