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CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Subphylum)

BRANCHIOPODA (branchiopods)
PHYLLOPODA (apuses and water fleas), eg: Daphnia (Daphnia) obtusa (a water flea) - Female - lateral view
Class 14 subtaxa 9 ident refs
CIRRIPEDIA (barnacles) Class   2 ident refs
COPEPODA (copepods) Class   16 ident refs
MALACOSTRACA Latreille, 1802 (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.)
EUCARIDA (crab, shrimps, lobsters etc.), eg: Cancer pagurus (Edible Crab) - Shed shell (male) - dorsal view MYSIDA (an order of crustaceans), eg: Praunus flexuosus (Chameleon Shrimp) - Dorsal view PERACARIDA (amphipods, woodlice, cumaceans etc.), eg: Idotea balthica (a sea slater) - Adult - dorsal view
Class 78 subtaxa 86 ident refs
NOTOSTRACA (ORDER) (an order of crustaceans) Order 2 subtaxa  
TRIOPSIDAE (apuses)
Triops longicaudatus (a triops), eg: Triops longicaudatus (a triops) - Dorsal view
Family 2 subtaxa 2 ident refs
OSTRACODA Latreille, 1802 (ostracods, mussel shrimps)
Unidentified Ostracoda (Unidentified Ostracods, Mussel Shrimps), eg: Unidentified Ostracoda (Unidentified Ostracods, Mussel Shrimps) - Lateral view
Class 2 subtaxa 7 ident refs

Suggested Literature

Identification Works

British Marine Life Pictures: http://www.britishmarinelifepictures.co.uk/gallery.html British Marine Life Pictures

Freshwater

European Limnofauna: http://wbd.etibioinformatics.nl/bis/limno.php European Limnofauna

Marine

The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland (MarLIN): http://www.marlin.ac.uk/gallerycategory.php?gcatid=8 The Marine Life Information Network for Britain and Ireland (MarLIN)
Gibson, R., Hextall, B. & Rogers, A., 2001 Photographic Guide to the Sea & Shore Life of Britain & North-west Europe
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1990 The Marine Fauna of the British Isles and north-west Europe
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S. (eds), 1996 (littoral and sublittoral fauna) Handbook of the Marine Fauna of North-West Europe
Mauchline, J., 1984 Euphausiid, Stomatopod and Leptostracan Crustaceans
Naylor, P., 2005 Great British Marine Animals
Crustacea: macrobenthos of the North Sea: http://ip30.eti.uva.nl/bis/crustacea.php Crustacea: macrobenthos of the North Sea
Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland: http://www.habitas.org.uk/marinelife/ Encyclopedia of Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
Wood, C., 2007 Seasearch Observer's Guide to Marine Life of Britain and Ireland
Plankton
Apstein, C. & Brandt, K.A.H. (eds), 1927 (Plankton and planktonic larvae) Crustacea
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2006 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas
Larink, O. & Westheide, W., 2011 Coastal Plankton - photo guide for European Seas (2nd ed)
Newell, G.E. & Newell, R.C., 1973 (larvae and planktonic forms) Marine Plankton - a practical guide

Planktonic stages and forms

Todd, C.D., Laverack, M.S. & Boxshall, G., 1996 Coastal Marine Zooplankton: A Practical Manual for Students

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 46 general literature references to CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

CRUSTACEA may also be covered by literature listed under:

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

BioInfo BioInfo (www.bioinfo.org.uk) has 161 feeding and other relationships of CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

Further Information

Lab. techniques 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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