This Day In History: 1859-04-01


Seth Eugene Meek (1859 – 1914) was born on this day.
He was a US ichthyologist who studied at Indiana under Jordan, later assistant curator of the Division of Ichthyology and Herpetology at the Field Museum, Chicago. Meek is best known for his pioneering work on the freshwater fishes of Mexico and Panama, beginning the Field Museum’s long-term commitment to the collection of and research on Neotropical fishes.

Meek is honoured in the names of a number of fish species under meeki.