This Day In History: 1835-07-03


Axel Teodor von Goës (1835 – 1897) was born on this day.
He was a Swedish physician and naturalist. Goes was naturalist on the Otto Torell expedition to Svalbard in (1861), explored the marine fauna around the Norwegian Finnmark (1861), and with the support of the Academy of Sciences, the fauna off the west coast of Sweden (1862). He was appointed garrison doctor at Saint-Barthélemy (1865 – 70), the only Caribbean island to be a Swedish colony for any significant length of time, where he made extensive studies of the marine fauna, collecting from previously unresearched depths, dredging down to around 750 meters.

Goes described numerous taxa and is is honoured in the names of two genera and a number of species under goesi(i).