Paul Louis Antoine Brocchi (May 2, 1838 – August 12, 1898) was a French naturalist and agronomist born in Nancy .
In 1875 he received His degree in science at the Sorbonne with a thesis we decapods under the guidance of Henri Milne-Edwards (1800-1885). For 25 years he taught classes at the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes , and was successor to Émile Blanchard (1819-1900) at the National Agronomic Institute . In July 1898 he became a member of the Legion of Honor . 
Numerous zoological taxa , and performed extensive investigations in the fields of aquaculture , beekeeping , sericulture and livestock raising. He also studied oyster farming and the anatomy of crustaceans .
Brocchi was the author of the ” amphibian section” in Auguste Dumeril’s ” Scientific Mission to Mexico and Central America “.  He also wrote a noted treatise on fish farming titled ” Fish farming in fresh waters ” (1898). 
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