Arthur Adams (zoologist)
Arthur Adams was an English
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 and naturalist
Natural history
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Adams was assistant surgeon on board H.M.S. "Actaeon" in company with HMS Samarang in the British Navy during the survey of the Malay Archipelago
Malay Archipelago
The Malay Archipelago refers to the archipelago between mainland Southeastern Asia and Australia. The name was derived from the anachronistic concept of a Malay race....

, the Japan Sea, Korea and China,from 1843 to 1846. He edited the Zoology of the voyage of H.M.S. Samarang (1850). Adam White
Adam White (zoologist)
-Biography:White was born in Edinburgh. He became acquainted with John Edward Gray, Keeper of Zoology at the British Museum. At the age of eighteen, White obtained a post in the Museum in the Zoology Department....

 collaborated with him in the descriptions of the Crustacea
Crustaceans form a very large group of arthropods, usually treated as a subphylum, which includes such familiar animals as crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill and barnacles. The 50,000 described species range in size from Stygotantulus stocki at , to the Japanese spider crab with a leg span...

 from the voyage.

He was a prolific malacologist
Malacology is the branch of invertebrate zoology which deals with the study of the Mollusca , the second-largest phylum of animals in terms of described species after the arthropods. Mollusks include snails and slugs, clams, octopus and squid, and numerous other kinds, many of which have shells...

 who described "hundreds of new species, most of them unillustrated and insufficiently
diagnosed". He partly worked together with his brother Henry Adams
Henry Adams (zoologist)
Henry Adams was an English naturalist and conchologist.With his brother Arthur Adams, also a noted conchologist, he wrote three volumes, 1858.-References:...

 (1813–1877) and together they wrote The genera of recent mollusca: arranged according to their organization (three volumes, 1858). He also wrote Travels of a naturalist in Japan and Manchuria (1870).

Species named after Arthur Adams

Finella adamsi
Finella adamsi
Finella adamsi is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Obtortionidae....

(Dall, 1889), Arcopsis adamsi (Dall, 1886), Hinnites adamsi Dall, 1886 (synonym of Pseudohinnites adamsi (Dall, 1886) ), Brachidontes adamsianus (Dunker, 1857), Nucinella adamsi (Dall, 1898); likely Natica adamsiana R. W. Dunker, 1860, possibly Octopus adamsi Benham, 1944 (synonym of Octopus huttoni Benham, 1943), possibly Zebrida adamsi White, 1847]

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