This Day in History: 1916-01-22

Arthur Grover Humes was born on this day. He was a US copepodologist specialising in parasitic and symbiotic copepods. Humes discovered and described many symbiotic copepods living in association with a diverse range of marine animals, from sponges and holothurians, soft corals and anemones, to marine mammals. Likely the most productive copepodologist in history, publishing more than 250 papers, describing around 650 new species and creating more than 140 new genera and 16 new families.

He is honoured in the names of a number of genera including Humesia, Humesiella, Humesulus, and Arthurhumesia, and in around 29 species under humesi.