Jacques Pellegrin

For the artist, see Jacques Pellegrin (painter).
Jacques Pellegrin
Born (1873-06-12)12 June 1873
Paris, France
Died 12 August 1944(1944-08-12) (aged 71)
Paris, France
Nationality French
Institutions Muséum national d'histoire naturelle

Jacques Pellegrin (12 June 1873, Paris 12 August 1944) was a French zoologist.

In Paris, he worked under zoologist Léon Vaillant (chair of reptiles and fish) at the Muséum national d'histoire naturelle. From 1897, Pellegrin served as préparateur at the museum. He obtained doctorates in medicine (1899) and science (1904), and in 1908 was named as an assistant director.[1]

After many missions abroad, he became sub-director of the museum in 1937, and replaced Louis Roule (1861-1942) as the chairperson of herpetology and ichthyology.

He has published over 600 scientific books and articles and has discovered around 350 new species. He named a number of fishes from the family Cichlidae, such as the genera Astatoreochromis, Astatotilapia, Boulengerochromis, Lepidiolamprologus, Nanochromis and Ophthalmotilapia. He has the following species named in his honor:

Selected writings

See also


  1. KMAE Journal Bull. Fr. Piscic. (1944) 135 : 94-96 DOI: 10.1051/kmae:1944004
  2. Petymol Biographical Etymology of Marine Organism Names. P
  3. Fishbase Pellegrin's Barb
  4. Crenicichla pellegrini | Cichlidae
  5. G." crassilabris, pellegrini & steindachneri
  6. Fishbase Nemacheilus pellegrini Rendahl, 1944
  7. WorldCat Identities (publications)
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