Jules François Mabille

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Jules François Mabille (5 December 1831 − 18 January 1904) was a French malacologist, biologist and zoologist who in many trips around the world discovered and studied many species of mollusc.

He showed that the slug Arion lusitanicus was a different species from Arion vulgaris in 1868, Arion vulgaris is a widespread slug species in the Iberian peninsula and into south-western France while Arion lustanicus is endemic to the Serra d'Arrabida near Lisbon.

In 1882−83 Mabille participated in the French scientific expedition to Cape Horn and the South Seas, with his fellow malacologist Alphonse Trémeau de Rochebrune and they described many new species of mollusc. His extensive research was written up in 1889.[1]


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