Alec Fraser-Brunner

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Alec Frederick Fraser-Brunner (born 6 April 1906—died 17 Sept 1986) was a British ichthyologist.[1] His career included work with the Colonial Office, the Food and Agriculture Organization, and as the curator of the Van Kleef Aquarium in Singapore[2] and the aquarium at Edinburgh Zoo.[1] Amongst his written works is Cussons Book of Tropical Fishes, published as result of Manchester industrialist Alexander Tom Cussons' interest in tropical fish. Cussons had a keen interest in orchids. The hot-houses in which he grew them proved to be well-suited to tropical fish aquariums.[3]


  1. ^ a b "Natural History Museum Archive Catalogue—Brunner; Alec Frederick Fraser-". Archives catalogue. Natural History Museum. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "New curator sees hopes for fish". The Straits Times (Singapore Press Holdings). 2 January 1956. Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  3. ^ Fraser-Brunner, Alec (1951). Cussons Book of Tropical fishes. Cussons Sons and Co. Ltd. p. 40. OCLC 30174180. Retrieved 17 November 2012.