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Philippe Bouchet

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Residence  France
Nationality  French

Name  Philippe Bouchet
Fields  Malacology, Taxonomy
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Institutions  Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle
Institution  National Museum of Natural History
Books  Shells, Sea Shells of Western Europe

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Philippe Bouchet (born 1953) is a French biologist whose primary scientific fields of study are malacology and taxonomy. He works at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris. He is also a Commissioner of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature.


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He is perhaps best known for his publication with Jean-Pierre Rocroi which laid out a new taxonomy of the entire class Gastropoda, published in 2005.

He has named over 500 new taxa of mollusks, and numerous taxa have been named in his honor.

Professional achievements

Bouchet is a senior professor at the Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle in Paris, and is head of the Malacology laboratory and the Taxonomy Collections Unit there. He is also one of the Commissioners of the International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature and has been a member of the ICZN since 1990.

Philippe Bouchet is co-editor of several volumes in the Tropical Deep-Sea Benthos series.

In 2005, Bouchet was the senior author (editor) (with Jean-Pierre Rocroi) of a taxonomy of the Gastropoda, published in a paper entitled "Classification and Nomenclator of Gastropod Families" published in the journal Malacologia.

Bouchet is the head of the 2004 Panglao Marine Biodiversity Project.

Taxa named, and taxa named in his honor

By the end of 2010, Bouchet had described (alone or together with others) more than 500 new species, mainly gastropods. More than 70 new species have been named in his honor. Bouchet was honored with a new genus named after him by Houart & Héros in 2008: Bouchetia. And in 2012, Bouchet was honored by having a monotypic family (and genus) of gastropods named after him: Bouchetispiridae (and Bouchetispira) by Kantor, Strong & Puillandre.


In 2001 Bouchet was awarded the Marine Sciences Prize of the French Academy of Sciences for his work on the vertical migration of gastropod larvae.


His publications as author or co-author are numerous. A few examples are listed below:

  • P. Bouchet, Revision of the Northeast Atlantic Bathyal and Abyssal Turridae (Mollusca, Gastropoda); J. Mollus. Stud. (1980) 46 (Supplement 8): 1-119. doi:10.1093/mollus/46.Supplement_8.1
  • Philippe Bouchet and Marco Taviani, The Mediterranean deep-sea fauna: pseudopopulations of Atlantic species?; Deep-Sea Research Part A: Oceanographic Research Papers, Volume 39, Issue 2, February 1992, Pages 169-184
  • P. Bouchet , The magnitude of marine biodiversity, VliZ, 2006 (also as .pdf)
  • Bouchet P. & Mermet G. (photographer) (2008). Shells 168 pp., ISBN 978-0-7892-0989-4
  • Philippe Bouchet, Hervé Le Guyader et Olivier Pascal, "Des voyages de Cook à l’expédition Santo 2006 : un renouveau des explorations naturalistes des îles du Pacifique", Journal de la Société des Océanistes, 126–127 | Année 2008
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    Philippe Bouchet Wikipedia