Bachelor, University Hawaii, 1962. Master of Science, University Hawaii, 1964. Master of Science, University British Columbia, Vancouver, 1967.
Postgraduate, University California, Santa Barbara, 1971.
Professor biology, Ventura (California) College, since 1971; curator fish collection, Ventura (California) College, since 1976; head department biology, Ventura (California) College, since 1989.
Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Society Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, Western Society Naturalists, Sigma Xi.
Married Harriet Yooko Ide, December 26, 1964. Children: Laurie Reiko, Daren Shizuo.