Subtaxon Example images Rank Subtaxa
with images
No of
ID refs
Female - lateral view (Click to view)
Class 14 illustrated subtaxa 9 ident. refs
Class 2 ident. refs
Class 16 ident. refs
Shed shell (male) - dorsal view (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)Adult - dorsal view (Click to view)
Class 79 illustrated subtaxa 86 ident. refs
Dorsal view (Click to view)Dorsal view (Click to view)Lateral view (Click to view)Barnacle - cirri deployed (Click to view)
Class 24 illustrated subtaxa 30 ident. refs
Dorsal view (Click to view)
Order 2 illustrated subtaxa 2 ident. refs
Lateral view (Click to view)
Class 2 illustrated subtaxa 7 ident. refs
Taxonomic hierarchy:
SubphylumCRUSTACEA (crustaceans)
PhylumARTHROPODA (arthropods)
SuperphylumECDYSOZOA (skin shedders)
CladeBilateria (bilaterally symmetrical animals)
SubkingdomEUMETAZOA (metazoans)
KingdomANIMALIA (animals)
DomainEukaryota (eukaryotes)
LifeBIOTA (living things)

Identification Works

BioInfo ( has 215 general literature references relevant to CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

CRUSTACEA (crustaceans) may also be covered by identification literature listed under the following higher taxa:

BioInfoBioInfo ( has 208 host/parasite/foodplant and/or other relationships for CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)
Best killed in hot water for the smaller species, or by freezing for the larger ones.

Hand hot is sufficient to quickly kill marine shrimps etc.

For narcotisation, use Menthol or Lidocaine (eg Covonia Throat Spray).
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