Named after him are species and taxa such as Etmopterus polli Bigelow, Schroeder & Springer, 1953, Merluccius polli Cadenat, 1950, Pollichthys Grey, 1959, Polyipnus polli Schultz, 1961, Microsynodontis polli Lambert, 1958, and Synodontis polli Gosse, 1982.
He was a member of The Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium, professor at Université Libre de Bruxelles, and conservator at Musée Royal du Congo Belge in Tervuren. He was an honorary member of the American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists.
- Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. P - tmbl.gu.se Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. P Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine - b-neat.org
- Microsynodontis polli - scotcat.com
- Synodontis polli - planetcatfish.com
- ASIH Honorary Foreign Members Archived 2013-01-27 at the Wayback Machine - asih.org
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