Manuel Ortiz Touzet is a Marine Biologist graduated from the University of Havana. He holds a Ph.D at the Instituto Central de Biologie and Faculty of Biology, Bucharest, Romania. He is a senior professor at the Centre for Marine Biology of the Havana’s University, and teaches Invertebrate and Vertebrate Zoology, Comparative Anatomy of Vertebrates, Zoobenthos and Carcinology at the Faculty of Biology, Havana University, The Faculty of High Studies Campus Iztacala, UNAM, Mexico, the UAM Madrid University (Zoology Department) and the Maputo Faculty of Biology. His research activities in the last 35 years, are on the ecology and systematics of marine, estuarine, fresh and underground waters crustaceans of the Cuban Archipelago, Mexico, Florida, Nicaragua, Colombia, Venezuela, Coiba Island (Pacific Panama), Spain, Libya, Mozambique and Indonesia. He has published over 220 papers, and described more than 100 new species and 8 genera of crustaceans.