|Birthname||François Louis Henri Coutière|
|born on||4 March 1869 at 13:00 (= 1:00 PM )|
|Place||Saulzet, France, 46n0809, 3e1312|
|Timezone||LMT m3e1312 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||14°01' 05°29 Asc. 20°23'|
French zoologist, who specialized in the field of carcinology (crustaceans). In 1910 he was appointed president of the Société zoologique de France. The shrimp genera Coutierea and Coutierella (family Palaemonidae) commemorate his name, as do species with the epithet coutierei; e.g. Stenothoe coutieri (Chevreux, 1908).
In 1895 he received his bachelor's degree in natural sciences, and during the following year, obtained his pharmacy degree 1st class. By way of a recommendation from Alphonse Milne-Edwards, he embarked on a zoological mission to the Red Sea in 1897 on behalf of the Muséum d'Histoire Naturelle. In 1899 he was named chef de service under Milne-Edwards in the laboratory of anatomic zoology at the École des hautes études.
In 1899 he obtained his doctorate in natural sciences with a dissertation-thesis on the snapping shrimp family Alpheidae, and during the following year began teaching classes in zoology at the École supérieure de Pharmacie in Paris. From 1902 to 1937 he was a full professor of zoology at the school of pharmacy.
He died on 23 August 1952 in Orvilliers, aged 83.
Grazia Bordoni's Science file quotes Gauquelin.
- Traits : Mind : Education extensive (PhD)
- Lifestyle : Work : Travel for work
- Personal : Death : Long life more than 80 yrs (Age 83)
- Vocation : Science : Biology (Zoologist)