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The largest and most familiar crustaceans belong to Decapoda. The 10,000 species of crabs, shrimps, crayfishes, lobsters, and their relatives are decapods. The first three segments of the decapod thorax are fused with the head to form a cephalothorax and their appendages are maxillipeds. The remaining five pairs of thoracic appendages bear simple or chelate walking legs.
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Research project by Whitney Hill at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Information on this crustacean, Callinectes sapidus, its life cycle and habitat.
Provides a great deal of information on Callinectes sapidus, their identification, biology, how they are caught, how to eat them, crab news and a forum.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Research project by Wesley Luchterhand at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photographs and information from ARKive including description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Several photographs of Pagurus berhardus with information on its identification, breeding, habitat, food, range and bionomics.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information on the species found round the coasts of Britain.
Images of dozens of species, mainly from the central United States.
Extensive information on the crabs, lobsters and shrimps found in the waters round Britain.
A useful guide to Australian crabs and their biology, providing for each species a description and details of distribution, habitat and biology.
Information and photographs of brachyuran crabs in the superfamily Majoidea that have the unusual habit of decorating their carapace with bits of algae and invertebrates.
Article from the Journal of Neuroscience on patterns of behavior, including the activation of neural circuits, during the formation of a dominance hierarchy in crayfish.
Several photographs of the edible or brown crab, Cancer pagurus, and its discarded exoskeleton.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Much information on these crabs, their classification, systematics, phylogeny, morphology, life cycle and range.
Information from ARKive on this rare Australian species.
Several photographs of this crab, Pilumnus hirtellus, which is characterised by unequal sized claws.
Provides information on this deep sea species, first discovered in 2001, its discovery, appearance, habitat and nutrition.
Research project by Rourke Decker at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Information from Wikipedia on these minute crustaceans that form an important part of the food chain for many larger animals.
A cooperative program of research and education with the lobster industry at the University of Maine. Information generated through the Institute about the American lobster (Homarus americanus) is intended to help conserve and enhance the resource, thereby ensuring the continuance of a strong and healthy industry in the state and the region.
Several photographs of this crab, Macropodia rostrata.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances, ecology and invasive information.
Photographs and information on species found round the coasts of Britain, with help in distinguishing a prawn from a shrimp.
Research projects by Bauer and students on caridean and penaeid shrimps and other decapod crustaceans, emphasizing mating systems, breeding, hermaphroditism, coloration, grooming, fouling, seagrass fauna, publications.
Research project by Sarah Luchsinger on Paralithodes camtschatica, including its classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Photographic study of this crustacean by Hugh Mitchell-Tapping with close-ups of various appendages and information and photographs of developing larvae.
Taxonomy and description of the serrated swimming crab, its habitat and distribution, life history, physical tolerances, community ecology and invasion information.
Several photographs of Carcinus maenas with information on its identification, breeding, habitat, food, range and bionomics.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of a well-camouflaged crab and an article by Peter Glanvill on the behavior of this species. Also other photographs and accounts of sightings round the coasts of Britain.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Research project by Hannah Stofflet at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Information from Wikipedia on Litopenaeus vannamei from the Eastern Pacific, a species widely grown in shrimp farms for use as food.
Encyclopedia article covering the order, with details of anatomy, classification, and photos of sample species.
Photographs and information from ARKive including description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Article from the Journal of Neuroscience on patterns of behavior, including the activation of neural circuits, during the formation of a dominance hierarchy in crayfish.
A cooperative program of research and education with the lobster industry at the University of Maine. Information generated through the Institute about the American lobster (Homarus americanus) is intended to help conserve and enhance the resource, thereby ensuring the continuance of a strong and healthy industry in the state and the region.
Information on this crustacean, Callinectes sapidus, its life cycle and habitat.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including classification, status, description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Information from ARKive on this rare Australian species.
Photographs and information from ARKive including description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Photographs and information from ARKive including description, range, habitat, biology, threats and conservation.
Provides information on this deep sea species, first discovered in 2001, its discovery, appearance, habitat and nutrition.
A useful guide to Australian crabs and their biology, providing for each species a description and details of distribution, habitat and biology.
Research project by Hannah Stofflet at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Research project by Wesley Luchterhand at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Research project by Rourke Decker at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Research project by Whitney Hill at the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse.
Provides a great deal of information on Callinectes sapidus, their identification, biology, how they are caught, how to eat them, crab news and a forum.
Extensive information on the crabs, lobsters and shrimps found in the waters round Britain.
Photographs and information on the species found round the coasts of Britain.
Information and photographs of brachyuran crabs in the superfamily Majoidea that have the unusual habit of decorating their carapace with bits of algae and invertebrates.
Taxonomy and description of the serrated swimming crab, its habitat and distribution, life history, physical tolerances, community ecology and invasion information.
Research project by Sarah Luchsinger on Paralithodes camtschatica, including its classification, habitat, adaptation, nutrition, reproduction and interactions with other species.
Several photographs of this crab, Macropodia rostrata.
Several photographs of this crab, Pilumnus hirtellus, which is characterised by unequal sized claws.
Several photographs of the edible or brown crab, Cancer pagurus, and its discarded exoskeleton.
Photograph of a well-camouflaged crab and an article by Peter Glanvill on the behavior of this species. Also other photographs and accounts of sightings round the coasts of Britain.
Several photographs of Carcinus maenas with information on its identification, breeding, habitat, food, range and bionomics.
Several photographs of Pagurus berhardus with information on its identification, breeding, habitat, food, range and bionomics.
Photographs and information on species found round the coasts of Britain, with help in distinguishing a prawn from a shrimp.
Information from Wikipedia on these minute crustaceans that form an important part of the food chain for many larger animals.
Much information on these crabs, their classification, systematics, phylogeny, morphology, life cycle and range.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances and ecology.
Information from Wikipedia on Litopenaeus vannamei from the Eastern Pacific, a species widely grown in shrimp farms for use as food.
Photograph of this species and information on its taxonomy, description, habitat and distribution, life history, population biology, physical tolerances, ecology and invasive information.
Photographic study of this crustacean by Hugh Mitchell-Tapping with close-ups of various appendages and information and photographs of developing larvae.
Encyclopedia article covering the order, with details of anatomy, classification, and photos of sample species.
Images of dozens of species, mainly from the central United States.
Research projects by Bauer and students on caridean and penaeid shrimps and other decapod crustaceans, emphasizing mating systems, breeding, hermaphroditism, coloration, grooming, fouling, seagrass fauna, publications.
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