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CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

BioImages BioImages (www.bioimages.org.uk) has 1340 images of CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

NBN NBN (data.nbn.org.uk) has the UK distribution map of CRUSTACEA (crustaceans)

Subtaxa (ie subgroups of this Subphylum)

Taxon Rank #subtaxa #refs #webs
BRANCHIOPODA (branchiopods) Class 7 subtaxa 15  
CIRRIPEDIA (barnacles) Class   3 5
COPEPODA (copepods) Class 1 subtaxon 19 6
MALACOSTRACA Latreille, 1802 (crabs, lobsters, shrimps, prawns, woodlice etc.) Class 89 subtaxa 110 137
NOTOSTRACA (ORDER) (an order of crustaceans) Order 1 subtaxon    
TRIOPSIDAE (apuses) Family 1 subtaxon 2  
OSTRACODA Latreille, 1802 (ostracods, mussel shrimps) Class 2 subtaxa 8 10

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

General Works

CRUST-L crustacea mailing list: http://www.vims.edu/~jeff/crust-l.html CRUST-L crustacea mailing list
Borradaile, L.A. & Potts, F.A. with chapters by Eastham, L.E.S. & Saunders, J.T, 1935 The Invertebrata: a manual for the use of students

Curation

Russell, H.D., 1963 Notes on methods for the narcotization, killing, fixation, and preservation of marine organisms

Dead wood

Alexander, K.N.A., 2002 The Invertebrates of Living and Decaying Timber in Britain and Ireland - a Provisional Annotated Checklist

Journals

Journal of Crustacean Biology Journal
Plankton
Journal of Plankton Research (J. Plankton Res.) Journal

Lab techniques

Costello, D. & Henley, C., 1971 Methods for obtaining and handling marine eggs and embryos

Microscopy

Marson, J.E., 1983 Practical Microscopy

CRUSTACEA may also be covered by literature listed under:

BIOTA
(living things)
Eukaryota
(eukaryotes)
ANIMALIA
(animals)
EUMETAZOA
(metazoans)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

Feeding and other inter-species relationships

Associated with CRUSTACEA:

is predated by bladder Utricularia australis - Bladderwort (Lamiales: Lentibulariaceae) UK/Ireland Darwin, C., 1875 [p405]
is predated by bladder Utricularia minor - Lesser Bladderwort (Lamiales: Lentibulariaceae) UK/Ireland Restricted Darwin, C., 1875
is predated by bladder Utricularia vulgaris s.l. - greater bladderworts (Lamiales: Lentibulariaceae) UK/Ireland Captivity Darwin, C., 1875 [p405]

Crustacea may be associated with more taxa listed at higher taxonomic level

ANIMALIA
(animals)
ARTHROPODA
(arthropods)
Invertebrates (via Arthropoda)

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).

References

Darwin, C., 1875 Insectivorous Plants
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