Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Decapod Crustaceans


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A. B. Williams et al.

77 pages; color plates

Published by American Fisheries Society, 1989


Special Publication 17

The purpose of this list is to provide a checklist of species and to recommend selected common names for North American Decapod Crustaceans, thereby achieving uniformity and avoiding confusion in the nomenclature of their common names. In addition to stabilizing common name nomenclature, we hope that this list will heighten public awareness of the diversity and wide distribution of Decapod Crustaceans in North America, help to identify taxonomic groups in need of systematic revision, and serve as a preliminary guide to the literature required for the identification of species. This book was compiled in cooperation with the Crustacean Society.

* This book includes: more than 1,600 species

Table of Contents


List of Families

Introduction History and Background Area of Coverage AFS Principles Governing Selection of Common Names Plan of the List Index Future of the Decapod Crustacean List Acknowledgments References

Names of Decapod Crustaceans


Color Plates