Order Decapoda - Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp
A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans.By Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al.
Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109., 2009
Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans. Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.
ABSTRACT. – We present an updated classification for the entire Crustacea Decapoda, listing all known families and genera organized by higher taxonomic groups and including estimates of the number of species in every genus. All taxonomic names are also linked to the verified literature in which they were described, the first compilation of its kind for the Decapoda. To arrive at this compilation, we began with the classification scheme provided by Martin & Davis (2001) for extant families, updated the higher classification and included the fossil taxa. The resultant framework was then populated with the currently valid genera and an estimate of species numbers within each genus. Our resulting classification, spanning both extant (living) and fossil taxa, is the first comprehensive estimate of taxonomic diversity within the entire Decapoda. The classification consists of 233 families of decapods containing 2,725 genera and an estimated 17,635 species (including both extant and fossil species). Of the families in our classification, 53 are exclusively fossil, 109 contain both fossil and extant species, and 71 are extant only. The current estimate for extant species is 14,756, whereas 2,979 species are known exclusively as fossils.
Ecological niche modeling and field surveys for the Kisatchie painted crayfish, Orconectes maleate [sic].By Williams, et al.
Report to Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, Austin. Pgs. 1-10., 2014
Williams, L.R., M.G. Williams, J. Banta, J. Hernandez, L. Brown, & J. Placyk. 2014. Ecological niche modeling and field surveys for the Kisatchie painted crayfish, Orconectes maleate
[sic]. USFWS SWG Contract #447170. Final Report Submitted to Texas Parks and Wildlife Dept., Austin, TX. October 2014. 10 pp.
[Note: correct spelling is: Orconectes maletae
The Kisatchie Painted Crayfish has few historic records and is endemic to northeast Texas and western Louisiana. Most specimens have been collected in the Kisatchie Bayou drainage in Louisiana and the Cypress Creek drainage in Texas (Walls 1985). This species has historically been collected both in small, sandy streams and large, silty rivers. Little is known about the habitat requirements of this species. A thorough literature review turned up no peer-reviewed publication on the ecology or population genetics of this species. [snip]
The benthic and pelagic habitats of the red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes.By Boyd, C.M.
Pacific Science 21(3): 394-403., 1967
Boyd, C.M. (1967) The benthic and pelagic habitats of the red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes
. Pacific Science 21(3): 394-403.
The Nature Of Alaska, An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions.By Kavanagh, J.
Waterford Press Inc. Tampa, Florida. 175 pp., 2016
Kavanagh, J. 2016. The Nature Of Alaska, An Introduction to Familiar Plants, Animals & Outstanding Natural Attractions. 2nd Ed. Waterford Press Inc. Tampa, Florida. 175 pp.
This beautifully illustrated field guide highlights more than 325 familiar plants and animals.
brief section on Crustacea is relevant to our purposes...
Praying Mantises of the United States and CanadaBy Kris Anderson
Independently published, 2018
This peer reviewed text includes a dichotomous key to all 15 genera of Mantodea found in the U.S. and Canada. Extremely detailed descriptions are provided for each of the 27 species found within this region, including two newly listed invasive species and two newly described species. One new genus is established along with several taxonomic revisions and clarifications. Species treatments include taxonomic illustrations, precise morphological descriptions, accurate morphometry, complete natural history documentation, exhaustive historical literature review, and detailed distribution range maps.