| Antoine Risso|
| 8 April 1777
Nice (1777-04-08) |
August 25, 1845, Nice, France
Antoine Risso Wikipedia
Giuseppe Antonio Risso (8 April 1777 – 25 August 1845), called Antoine Risso, was a Niçard naturalist.
Risso was born in the city of Nice in the Duchy of Savoy, and studied under Giovanni Battista Balbis. He published Ichthyologie de Nice (1810), Histoire naturelle de l'Europe méridionale (1826) and Histoire Naturelle des Orangers (1818–1822). Risso's dolphin was named after him. He is denoted by the author abbreviation Risso when citing a botanical name; the same abbreviation is used for zoological names.
Rissoa Freminville in Desmarest, 1814: a genus of gastropods
Rissoella J. Agardh, 1849: a genus of algae
Electrona risso (Cocco, 1829): a lanternfish
He named 549 marine genera and species. IPNI gives 81 records for Risso.