Sven Ludvig Lovén

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Sven Ludvig Lovén

Sven Ludvig Lovén (6 January 1809 – 3 September 1895), was a Swedish marine zoologist and malacologist.

Several geographical locations at Svalbard are named after him. These include the headland Kapp Lovén at Nordaustlandet,[1] the mountain Lovénberget in Ny-Friesland at Spitsbergen,[2] the lake Lovénvatnet in Oscar II Land,[3] and the glaciers Lovénbreane at Brøggerhalvøya.[4]


The World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS) lists 174 marine species named by Lovén. Many of these have become synonyms. [5]


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