Kamakichi Kishinouye

Last updated

Kamakichi Kishinouye
Born29 November 1867
Died22 November 1929
Sichuan, China
Scientific career
Fields Marine biology, Cnidariology
Institutions Imperial University of Tokyo (Faculty of Agriculture)

Kamakichi Kishinouye (岸上 鎌吉, Kishinoue Kamakichi, 29 November 1867 – 22 November 1929) was a Japanese fisheries biologist and cnidariologist and a professor of the Imperial University of Tokyo (Faculty of Agriculture) between 1908 and 1928. Kishinouye died in Chengtu of a sudden illness while on a collecting expedition to China. [1]


Kishinouye recommended Kumataro Ito to Hugh M. Smith as an artist on board the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Steamer U.S.S. Albatross during the Philippine Expedition from 1907 to 1910. [2]



He gave his name to the jellyfish genus Kishinouyea Mayer, 1910, with a preoccupied name. Kishinouyea has been also used by Yoshio Ôuchi to describe a praying mantis genus that he quickly renamed Kishinouyeum in 1938, and that could be a junior synonym for Phyllothelys . [4]

Kishinoella (with species Kishinoella rara (Kishinouye, 1915) and Kishinoella tonggol (Bleeker, 1851)) is a synonym genus name to describe Thunnus tonggol (Bleeker, 1851) (accepted name).

The epithet kishinouyei is used to refer to Kamakichi Kishinouye in species names.

See also

Related Research Articles

Tuna Tribe of fishes

A tuna is a saltwater fish that belongs to the tribe Thunnini, a subgrouping of the Scombridae (mackerel) family. The Thunnini comprise 15 species across five genera, the sizes of which vary greatly, ranging from the bullet tuna up to the Atlantic bluefin tuna. The Atlantic bluefin averages 2 m (6.6 ft), and is believed to live up to 50 years.

Philippine Sea A marginal sea east and northeast of the Philippines

The Philippine Sea is a marginal sea of the Western Pacific Ocean east of the Philippine archipelago, occupying an estimated surface area of 5 million square kilometers. The Philippine Sea Plate forms the floor of the sea. Its western border is the first island chain to the west, comprising the Ryukyu Islands in the northwest and Taiwan in the west. Its southwestern border comprises the Philippine islands of Luzon, Catanduanes, Samar, Leyte and Mindanao. Its northern border comprises the Japanese islands of Honshu, Shikoku and Kyūshū. Its eastern border is the second island chain to the west, comprising the Bonin Islands and Iwo Jima in the northeast, the Mariana Islands in the due east, and Halmahera, Palau, Yap and Ulithi in the southeast. Its southern border is Indonesia's Morotai Island.

Charles Wallace Richmond

Charles Wallace Richmond was an American ornithologist. He is best remembered for a compilation of the Latin names of birds that is called the Richmond Index.

USS <i>Albatross</i> (1882)

The second USS Albatross, often seen as USFC Albatross in scientific literature citations, was an iron-hulled, twin-screw steamer in the United States Navy and reputedly the first research vessel ever built especially for marine research.

Henry Weed Fowler was an American zoologist born in Holmesburg, Pennsylvania.

Pygmy ribbontail catshark Species of shark

The pygmy ribbontail catshark is a species of finback catshark, family Proscylliidae, distributed patchily in the western Indo-Pacific from Tanzania to the Philippines. It occurs around the edges of continental and insular shelves at a depth of 71–766 m (233–2,513 ft), typically on or near mud bottoms. One of the smallest living shark species, the pygmy ribbontail catshark grows to a maximum known length of 24 cm (9.4 in). It has a slender body with a low, ribbon-like tail fin, and is dark brown in color with blackish dorsal fin markings and tail bands. This shark feeds mainly on bony fishes, followed by crustaceans and then squid. It is aplacental viviparous with females bearing litters of 1–2 relatively large pups. It is of minimal significance to fisheries, being caught as bycatch in some areas.

Charles Henry Gilbert

Charles Henry Gilbert was a pioneer ichthyologist and fishery biologist of particular significance to natural history of the western United States. He collected and studied fishes from Central America north to Alaska and described many new species. Later he became an expert on Pacific salmon and was a noted conservationist of the Pacific Northwest. He is considered by many as the intellectual founder of American fisheries biology. He was one of the 22 "pioneer professors" of Stanford University.

<i>Ostorhinchus compressus</i> Species of fish

Ostorhinchus compressus, commonly called the ochre-striped cardinalfish, blue-eyed cardinalfish or split banded cardinalfish, is a marine cardinalfish from the Indo-West Pacific from the family Apogonidae. It occasionally makes its way into the aquarium trade. It grows to a size of 12 cm in length.

Paul Bartsch

Paul Bartsch was an American malacologist and carcinologist. He was named the last of those belonging to the "Descriptive Age of Malacology.

Kumataro Ito was the illustrator on board the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Steamer U.S.S. Albatross during the Philippine Expedition from 1907 to 1910.

Kumatarō is a masculine Japanese given name. Notable people with the name include:

<i>Calvadosia</i> Genus of jellyfishes

Calvadosia is a genus of stalked jellyfish in the order Stauromedusae. It is the only genus in the monotypic family Kishinouyeidae.

Birulia kishinouyei is a shrimp species in the genus Birulia. Its specific epithet is a tribute to the Japanese fisheries biologist Kamakichi Kishinouye.

Harry Clifford Fassett

Harry Clifford Fassett (1870–1953) worked for the United States Fish Commission and later the United States Bureau of Fisheries. He became an expert on the salmon fisheries in Alaska and was also a map-maker and photographer.

<i>Ligia cinerascens</i> Species of woodlouse

Ligia cinerascens is a woodlouse in the family Ligiidae.

<i>Oregonia bifurca</i> Species of crab

Oregonia bifurca, commonly known as the split-nose crab or the split-nose decorator crab, is a species of crabs belonging to the genus Oregonia. It is a rare deep-water species that inhabits the tops of seamounts and guyots in the northeastern Pacific Ocean; from the Aleutian Islands, the Bering Sea, the Hawaiian–Emperor seamount chain, to the waters off British Columbia. It is closely related to the more common shallow-water species Oregonia gracilis, the graceful decorator crab.

Ole Theodor Jensen Mortensen, also known as Theodor Mortensen was a Danish scientist and professor at the Zoological Museum, Copenhagen. He specialized in sea urchins (Echinoidea) and provided an enormous marine collection to the museum. He collected many sea urchin species on his expeditions between 1899–1930.

The sawback poacher is a species of fish in the family Agonidae, the poachers. It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert in 1896, originally under the genus Odontopyxis. It is a marine, temperate water-dwelling fish which is known from the northern Pacific Ocean, including Japan, the Gulf of Anadyr, the Bering Sea, the Aleutian chain, and British Columbia, Canada. It dwells at a depth range of 18 to 975 metres, and inhabits soft sediments. Males can reach a maximum total length of 27 centimetres (11 in).

The longnose poacher is a fish in the family Agonidae (poachers). It was described by Charles Henry Gilbert in 1896, originally under the genus Odontopyxis. It is a marine, deep water-dwelling fish which is known from the northern Pacific Ocean, including the Bering Sea, southeastern Alaska, northern Japan, the Sea of Japan and the Sea of Okhotsk. It dwells at a depth range of 20 to 460 metres. Males can reach a maximum total length of 25 centimetres (9.8 in).

<i>Staurocalyptus</i> Genus of sponges

Staurocalyptus is a genus of sponge. It was circumscribed in 1897 by Isao Ijima.


  1. "Agriculture in the British Empire". Science. 71 (1833): 179–180. 1930. Bibcode:1930Sci....71R.179.. doi:10.1126/science.71.1833.179.
  2. Kumataro Ito, Japanese Artist on Board the U.S. Bureau of Fisheries Steamer Albatross During the Philippine Expedition, 1907-1910. Marine Fisheries Review, Fall, 1999 by Victor G. Springer
  3. Kamakichi Kishinouye on en.scientificcommons.org
  4. Taxonomy and synonymy of Phyllothelys Wood-Mason (Dictyoptera: Mantodea). Reinhard Ehrmann and Roger Roy, Ann. soc. entomol. Fr. (n.s.), 2009, 45 (1) : 67-76