This Day In History: 1885-06-20


Allan Riverstone McCulloch (1885 – 1925) was born on this day.
He was an Australian ichthyologist associated with the Australian Museum throughout his career, having started off as a volunteer at the age of 13. He produced over 100 publications, including the reports of fishes collected by the F.I.S. Endeavour off New South Wales (1910), and his Checklist of Fishes and Fish-like animals of New South Wales (1919). Considered by David Starr Jordan to be, “the greatest authority on fish in the southern hemisphere.”

McCulloch described numerous taxa and is honoured in the names of a number of species under mccullochi.