Younis is a PhD student under the supervision of Simon Ho, Yi-Kai Tea, and Anthony Gill (Chau Chak Wing Museum).

Younis completed an Honours degree in Marine Science in 2022. His Honours research involved a taxonomic revision of the Eastern Wirrah Acanthistius ocellatus, and potentially redescribing the Orange-lined Wirrah Acanthistius paxtoni. Younis studied these two species using morphological (skeletal features, counts of fin rays, scales, and other body features and measurements) and molecular evidence.


Community engagement

Younis has a social media presence on Instagram (@ym_fishing), where he actively posts all things fish – either regarding his research or favourite hobby, fishing.