Heiko Bleher

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Birthday
18, 1944
Birthplace
Germany
Birth Sign
Libra
Birthday
18, 1944 (age 75)
Birthplace
Germany

About

Famous for his Guinness World Record-setting discovery of the world's largest freshwater fish, Bleher carried out freshwater and brackish water research in hundreds of countries and established a scientific publication titled Aqua: International Journal of Ichthyology.

Before Fame

He spent his childhood accompanying his mother on aquatic research missions to locales such as Equatorial Guinea and Brazil. He later relocated to the United States and studied at the University of South Florida.

Trivia

In the late 1970s, he established an organization called Ornamental Fish International.

Family Life

He was one of four children born to Amanda Flora Hilda Kiel and Ludwig Bleher. His maternal grandfather, Adolf Kiel, was an aquatic plants and animals researcher who, in the early 1900s, founded the largest fish farm in the world.

Associated With

He is a contemporary of Swedish biologist Svante Paabo.