With no other vehicle for scientific publication, William
O. Ayres, first Curator of Ichthyology publishes descriptions
of California fishes in San Franciscos Pacific, Placer
Times and Transcript newspapers.
The entire fish collection is destroyed in the great earthquake
The department purchases Indiana Universitys important
collection of North and South American fishes.
W. I. Follett and Carl Hubbs discover a shark, Lamna ditropis,
that is new to science.
Orphaned collections of Stanford University and
the George Vanderbilt Foundation come to the Academy. The
departments collection triples in size and gains national
and international prominence.
William Eschmeyers Catalog of Fishes database contains
information on 55,000 described species of fishes, of which
about half are valid species.