This Day In History: 1927-06-07


Herbert R. Axelrod (1927 – ) was born on this day.
He is a US tropical fish expert and publisher. Axelrod is best known as the founder of the aquarium magazine, Tropical Fish Hobbyist, first published in September 1952, and the associated TFH Publications, publisher of pet care books. A prolific author his publications include Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fishes (1955), Aquarium Fishes of the World (1998), and Dr. Axelrod’s Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes (2004).

Axelrod has described three new species of fishes and is honoured in the name of a genus, Axelrodia, and in the names of a number of species under axelrodi, and herbertaxelrodi.