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MALACOSTRACA Latreille, 1802 (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Class)

BATHYNELLACEA (cave shrimps) Order   1 ident refs
EUCARIDA Calman, 1904 (crab, shrimps, lobsters etc.)
DECAPODA (crabs, shrimps, lobsters etc.), eg: Cancer pagurus (Edible Crab) - Shed shell (male) - dorsal view
Superorder 27 subtaxa 25 ident refs
MYSIDA Boas, 1883 (an order of crustaceans) Order 1 subtaxon  
MYSIDAE Haworth, 1825 (opossum shrimps)
Praunus (a genus of crustaceans), eg: Praunus flexuosus (Chameleon Shrimp) - Foreparts - dorsal view - close-up
Family 1 subtaxon 1 ident refs
PERACARIDA Calman, 1904 (amphipods, woodlice, cumaceans etc.)
AMPHIPODA (freshwater shrimps and sand hoppers, amphipod), eg: Caprella acanthifera (a skeleton shrimp) - Dorsal view ISOPODA (woodlice, waterlice and sea slaters), eg: Idotea balthica (a sea slater) - Adult - dorsal view
Superorder 48 subtaxa 53 ident refs
PHYLLOCARIDA (leptostracans) Superorder 1 subtaxon  
LEPTOSTRACA (leptostracans) Order   1 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

Crustacea: http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/crustacea.php Crustacea
Hynes, H.B.N , Macan, T.T. & Williams, W.D., 1960 A Key to the British Species of Crustacea: Malacostraca
Smaldon, G., Holthius, L.B. & Fransen, C.H.J.M., 1994 Coastal Shrimps and Prawns: Keys and Notes for Identification of the Species
Smaldon, G., 1979 Coastal Shrimps and Prawns

Freshwater

Module 9: advanced identification of miscellaneous taxa including Crustacea: https://www.fba.org.uk/identification-freshwater-invertebrates-species-level-distance-learning-course Module 9: advanced identification of miscellaneous taxa including Crustacea

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 25 general literature references to MALACOSTRACA (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)

MALACOSTRACA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
CRUSTACEA
(crustaceans)

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 137 feeding and other relationships of MALACOSTRACA (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)

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