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Crustaceans

The Lagostino, Panulirus argus is a species of spiny lobster inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean, from North Carolina down to eastern South America at depths from 100 to 300 feet. They dwell on reefs and in mangrove swamps, or habitats ...

The Ghost Shrimp, Pestarella tyrrhena is a species of thalassinidean crustacean that dwells in shallow, sandy tunnels of the ocean floor in the Mediterranean Sea and northern Atlantic Ocean. Initially, the crustacean derived its name from the Tyrrheni...

The Small European Locust Lobster, Scyllarus arctus is a species of slipper lobster frequenting the water in the Mediterranean Sea and eastern Atlantic Ocean. Although it is an uncommon species in the British and Irish waters, various English-language...

Jasus lalandii, more commonly known as the Cape Rock Lobster or West Coast Rock Lobster, is a species of spiny lobster found in the waters off the coast of Southern Africa. Although it is unknown whom the name of this species is in honor of, there hav...

Palaemon serratus, traditionally referred to as the Common Prawn, is a species of shrimp located in the Atlantic Ocean from Denmark to Mauritania, and in the Mediterranean and Black Seas. The Common Prawn dwells in groups of about forty in rocky cre...

The Banded Coral Shrimp, Stenopus hispidus is a decapod crustacean, resembling shrimp. It is classified in the infraorder Stenopodidea. More familiar names for this species include Banded Boxer Shrimp, Banded Prawn, Coral Banded Shrimp and Barber-pol...

The Cold-water Shrimp, Pandalus borealis (sometimes called Pandalus eous) is a species of shrimp native in cold waters of the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. There are numerous English names including Deep-water Shrimp, Cold-water Shrimp, Northern Shrimp...

The Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, also commonly known as the Red Swamp Crawfish, Louisiana Crawfish or Louisiana Crayfish, is a freshwater crayfish species. Charles Frédéric Girard named the genus in honor of John H. Clark, who in 185...

Callinectes sapidus, or more familiarly known as the Blue Crab, is a crustacean inhabiting the waters of the western Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. Maryland advertises the species as its State Crustacean and consequently, it is the subject of an e...

The Yellow-line Arrow Crab (Stenorhynchus seticornis), is a saltwater invertebrate that resembles a harvestman (daddy long-legs). It may be found in the wild on the tropical and subtropical Atlantic coasts of the Americas. This crab may grow to a le...

The Japanese Spider Crab (Macrocheira kaempferi), is the largest living arthropod. Fully grown, the Japanese Spider Crab can reach a leg span of almost 13 ft, a body size of up to 15 inches and a weight of up to 44 pounds. It is believed to have a life...

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. For amateur fishermen they are generally not considered edible, as opposed to the blue c...

The Bairdi Crab or Tanner Crab (Chionoecetes bairdi), is a species of crab found in the Bering Sea. It is closely related to the Opilio Crab, which also is found in the Bering Sea. Their appearance is similar, and Opilio and Bairdi can be difficult ...

The Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), also called the Dublin Bay Prawn, Langoustine or Scampi, is found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. It is not common in the Med...

The European Lobster (Homarus gammarus), is a large European clawed crustacean. The natural range of the European Lobster is the eastern Atlantic Ocean from Lofoten Islands in northwestern Norway to the Azores and Morocco. It is also found in the Medit...

The Danube Crayfish or Galician Crayfish (Astacus leptodactylus), is a species of crayfish native to eastern Europe. It can be distinguished most easily from the commoner European or broad-fingered crayfish (Astacus astacus) by the relatively thinner "...

The Vernal Crab (Liocarcinus vernalis), is a small shallow-water crab found in the northeast Atlantic. It is commonly used as bait for Black Fish. Photo Copyright and Credit

The Great Spider Crab (Hyas araneus), is a species of crab found in Atlantic waters and the North Sea, usually below the tidal zone. It was reported around the Antarctic Peninsula in 2003. This was most likely due to transportation by human agency. ...

The Portly Spider Crab (Libinia emarginata), is a species of crab found in estuarine habitats on the east coast of North America from Nova Scotia to the Gulf of Mexico. This crab grows to about 4 inches across its back, which is spiny and often cove...

The Common Rock Crab (Hemigrapsus edwardsi), is a marine large-eyed crab of the family Grapsidae. It is endemic to the sea coasts of New Zealand although not in the Chatham Islands or the southern islands. This common intertidal crab occurs in a variet...