This Day in History: 1861-01-27

Louis Joubin was born on this day. He was a French marine biologist, professor at the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, holding the position of Chaire des Mollusques. Joubin worked on nemerteans and chaetognatha, as well as the cephalopods and other molluscs for which he is best known.

He is honoured in the names of 4 genera including that of Joubiniteuthis and around 70 species under joubini.