This Day in History: 1835-02-06
Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing was born on this day. He was a British zoologist specializing in crustaceans, publishing more than 110 papers on amphipods. Stebbing’s publications included a monograph on the Amphipoda of the Challenger Expedition (1883), a general natural history of the Crustacea (1893), and a monograph on the crustacean order Cumacea (1913).
His wife, Mary Anne Stebbing, a botanist and illustrator, was among the first women to be admitted to the Linnean Society.
Stebbing appears to have described more than 600 taxa and is honoured in the names of around 40 species under stebbingi.