This Day In History: 1921-04-19


Ambat Gopalan Kutty Menon (1921 – 2002) was born on this day.
He was an Indian ichthyologist, founder President of the Indian Society of Ichthyologists. Menon published over one hundred publications during his career covering both freshwater and marine fishes, including descriptions of 43 new species. Works include Checklist of the Freshwater Fishes of India (1999) and Threatened Fishes of India (2004).

Menon is honoured in the names of a number of species under menoni.