Royal Dallas “Sut” Suttkus


Royal Dallas “"Sut"” Suttkus

Ballville, Sandusky County, Ohio, USA
Death 28 Dec 2009 (aged 89)
Burial Decatur, DeKalb County, Georgia, USA
Memorial ID 194070151 View Source
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A renowned Ichthyologist with an impressive body of work published, and specimens collected , currently housed at the Tulane Museum of Natural History Fish Collection which he built to just over two million specimens from a foundation of two mounted fish specimens left over from an early exhibit museum. He became the Museum's first Director. In addition, a number of species have been named in Suttkus' s honor (six fishes, two decapods, and one fossil oyster). A fund at Tulane University has been established to purchase an ichthyology library for the Royal D. Suttkus Fish Collection. Royal has had a song dedicated to him:

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