Song Daxiang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from the Biological Department of Jiangsu Normal College in 1953. Song is an academician as well as an arachnid and invertebrate zoologist.
At the beginning of his career, Song studied classification zone systems and the biology of crustacean copepods. His academic contributions include revealing the whole reproductive process of the leech and solving the classification problems for many species in the crab, and spider families.
A professor at Hebei University, he compiled chapters about freshwater copepod, crab and spider families, flat-stomach spider families in works such as "Leech," "Spiders in China's Farmland," "China's Spiders," and "China's Animal Annals."
In 1999, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.