- Tarleton Hoffman Bean
Tarleton Hoffman Bean (1846–1916) was an American
ichthyologist, born at Bainbridge, Pennsylvania. After teaching in a high school, in 1874 he became associated with the United States Fish Commission, working on the Connecticutcoast. From 1874 to 1876 he studied medicine at Columbian College (now George Washington University).
In 1877 he joined the United States National Museum where he became
curatorof fishes in 1879. His field trips with the Fish Commission led to the discovery and description of many new species of fishes. From 1895 to 1898 he served as the first superintendent of the New York Aquariumat Castle Gardenin Battery Park, Manhattan.
He served at the
World's Columbian Expositionas commissioner in charge of fishes. He filled similar roles at the Atlanta Expositionin 1895, at Paris in 1900, at the Louisiana Purchase Expositionin 1905.
He published many papers with his colleague
George Brown Goode, including the monograph "Oceanic Ichthyology" (1896).
The genus "
Tarletonbeania" of lanternfishes was named after him by Rosa Smith Eigenmannand Carl H. Eigenmannin 1890.
Species named after him include:
Naked sand darter, "Ammocrypta beanii" Jordan, 1877.
Atherinella beani" (Meek & Hildebrand 1923).
Green guapote, "Cichlasoma beani" (Jordan, 1889).
Ctenolucius beani" (Fowler, 1907).
Ophidion beanii" Jordan & Gilbert, 1883.
Plectromus beanii" (Günther, 1887).
Deepwater dab, "Poecilopsetta beanii" (Goode, 1881).
Bean's searobin, "Prionotus beanii" Goode, 1896.
Scopelogadus beanii" (Günther, 1887).
Bean's sawtoothed eel, "Serrivomer beanii" Gill & Ryder, 1883.
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