This Day in History: 1907-02-10

Kiyomatsu Matsubara was born on this day. He was a Japanese ichthyologist and the first professor of the Department of Fisheries of the University of Kyoto, where in 1947 he established the university’s fish collection under the acronym FAKU (Faculty of Agriculture, Kyoto University), the second largest fish collection in Japan. Matsubara worked on scorpaenoid fishes and is considered to be the founder of Japanese fish systematics.

He described 86 new taxa including 9 genera and is honoured in the names of 20 species under matsubarae or matsubarai.