Takasi Tokioka

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Takasi Tokioka (時岡 隆, Tokioka Takashi, 1913 – September 30, 2001) was a Japanese zoologist. He published over 200 scientific articles on marine animals such as chaetognaths, ctenophores, and tunicates. He was Professor of Zoology at Kyoto University working at the Seto Marine Biological Laboratory in Shirahama, Japan. From 1975-1977, he was the Director of SMBL.[1]

Eponymous species[edit]

At least a dozen species are named in his honor,[2] including these below.


  1. ^ Nishikawa, T. 2001. Obituary of Dr. Takasi Tokioka. Ascidian News. 50:2-3. http://depts.washington.edu/ascidian/AN50.html
  2. ^ Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/personetymol/petymol.tu.html