This Day in History: 1878-02-01

Charles Tate Regan was born on this day. He was a British ichthyologist and Keeper of Zoology at the Natural History Museum, later director of the museum (1927 – 1938). One of the greatest ichthyologists of his day, building on the work of his predecessors, Günther and Boulenger, he continued the work of establishing arguably the finest collection of fishes in the world.
Regan described around 700 taxa and is honoured in the names of the genera Reganella and Reganochromis along with around 55 species under regani, reganius, or tateregani.