Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod June 7, 1927 – May 15, 2017

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Dr. Herbert Richard Axelrod June 7, 1927 – May 15, 2017

Post by Lisachromis » Thu May 18, 2017 2:19 pm

He was a large influence on the hobby, starting from his publishing company and continuing with his written adventures. He started Tropical Fish Hobbyist in September of 1952. In 1989 he donated his collection of fossil fish to the University of Guelph.
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Species he worked on:
Placidochromis hennydaviesae W. E. Burgess & Axelrod, 1973
Nimbochromis linni W. E. Burgess & Axelrod, 1975
Placidochromis polli W. E. Burgess & Axelrod, 1973
Melanochromis parallelus W. E. Burgess & H. R. Axelrod, 1976

Selected Fish Publications:

Handbook of Tropical Aquarium Fishes, McGraw-Hill, 1955.
Siamese Fighting Fish..., Myron Gordon, Herbert R. Axelrod 1968
Fancy Guppies for the Advanced Hobbyist, C.W. Emmens, Earl Schneider, Herbert R. Axelrod 1968
Angelfish, Braz Walker, Herbert R. Axelrod 1974
Catfishes, C.W. Emmens, Herbert R. Axelrod 1978
Saltwater Aquarium Fishes, TFH Publications, 1987. ISBN 0-86622-499-8
Swordtails and Platies, TFH Publications, 1991. ISBN 0-86622-090-9
African Cichlids of Lakes Malawi and Tanganyika, TFH Publications. ISBN 0-87666-021-9
Aquarium Fishes of the World, TFH Publications, 1998. ISBN 0-7938-0493-0
Dr. Axelrod's Atlas of Freshwater Aquarium Fishes, TFH Publications, 2004. ISBN 0-7938-0033-1


Genus: Axelrodia (tetra)

Paracheirodon axelrodi (Schultz, 1956)
Aphyocharax axelrodi (Travassos, 1959)
Hyphessobrycon axelrodi (Travassos, 1959)
Symphysodon aequifasciata axelrodi (Schultz, 1960)
Hyphessobrycon herbertaxelrodi (Géry, 1961)
Corydoras axelrodi (Rössel, 1962)
Neolebias axelrodi (Poll & Gosse, 1963)
Schultzites axelrodi (Géry, 1964)
Brittanichthys axelrodi (Géry, 1965)
Chuco axelrodi (Fernández-Yépez, 1971)
Sundadanio axelrodi (Brittan, 1976)
Cynotilapia axelrodi (Burgess, 1976)
Chilatherina axelrodi (Allen, 1979)
Ecsenius axelrodi (Springer, 1988)
Pseudogramma axelrodi (Allen & Robertson, 1995)
Melanotaenia herbertaxelrodi (Allen, 1996)
Parananochromis axelrodi Lamboj & Stiassny, 2003
Labeobarbus axelrodi (Getahun, Stiassny & Teugels, 2004)
Sternarchorhynchus axelrodi de Santana & Vari, 2010

For more information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herbert_R._Axelrod

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