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   This Arthropod classification only concerns species of Western Europe; thus, non-European and fossil species are excluded. Only the classification for the species presented in this website is fully mentionned; else, if a species is not referred to in this website, this classification is incomplete..

Classification of West-European marine Arthropods

Sea spiders, barnacles, copepods, shrimps, lobsters, crabs.

  • Subphylum Chelicerata
  • Class Pycnogonida
  • Order Pantopoda
  • Family Nymphonidae
  • See photo of Nymphon gracile Nymphon gracile Leach, 1814
  • Family Ammotheidae Dohrn, 1881
  • See photo of Achelia echinata Achelia echinata Hodge, 1864
  • Family Endeidae Norman, 1908
  • See photo of Endeis spinosa Endeis spinosa (Montagu, 1808)
  • Class Merostomata
  • Class Scorpionida Latreille, 1810
  • Class Arachnida Cuvier, 1812
  • Subphylum Myriapoda
  • Class Chilopoda Latreille, 1817
  • Class Symphyla Ryder, 1880
  • Class Diplopoda
  • Class Pauropoda Lubbock, 1868
  • Subphylum Crustacea
  • Class Branchiopoda
  • Subclass Sarsostraca Tasch, 1969
  • Order Anostraca Sars, 1867
  • Subclass Phyllopoda Preuss, 1951
  • Order Notostraca Sars, 1867
  • Order Diplostraca Gerstaecker, 1866
  • Class Remipedia
  • Class Cephalocarida
  • Class Maxillopoda
  • Subclass Thecostraca
  • Infraclass Facetotecta Grygier, 1985
  • Order Facetotecta
  • Infraclass Ascothoracida Lacaze-Duthiers, 1880
  • Order Laurida Grygier, 1987
  • Order Dendrogastrida Grygier, 1987
  • Infraclass Cirripedia Burmeister, 1834
  • Superorder Acrothoracica Gruvel, 1905
  • Order Pygophora Berndt, 1907
  • Order Apygophora Berndt, 1907
  • Superorder Rhizocephala Müller, 1862
  • Order Kentrogonida Delage, 1884
  • Order Akentrogonida Häfele, 1911
  • Superorder Thoracica Darwin, 1854
  • Order Pedunculata Lamarck, 1818
  • Suborder Lepadomorpha Pilsbry, 1916
  • Family Lepadidae Darwin, 1852
  • See photo of Lepas anatifera Lepas anatifera Linnaeus, 1758
  • Order Sessilia Lamarck, 1818
  • Suborder Balanomorpha Pilsbry, 1916
  • Superfamily Chthamaloidea Darwin, 1854
  • Family Chthamalidae Darwin, 1854
  • See photo of Chthamalus montagui Chthamalus montagui Southward, 1976
  • Superfamily Balanoidea Leach, 1817
  • Family Archaeobalanidae Newman & Ross, 1976
  • See photo of Semibalanus balanoides Semibalanus balanoides (Linnaeus, 1758)
  • Family Pyrgomatidae Gray, 1825
  • See photo of Megatrema anglicum Megatrema anglicum (Sowerby, 1823)
  • Family Balanidae Leach, 1817
  • Subclass Tantulocarida
  • Subclass Branchiura
  • Subclass Pentastomida
  • Subclass Mystacocarida
  • Subclass Copepoda
  • Class Ostracoda
  • Class Malacostraca
  • Subclass Phyllocarida Packard, 1879
  • Order Leptostraca Claus, 1880
  • Subclass Hoplocarida Calman, 1904
  • Order Stomatopoda Latreille, 1817
  • Subclass Eumalacostraca Grobben, 1892
  • Superorder Syncarida Packard, 1885
  • Order Bathynellacea Chappuis, 1915
  • Order Anaspidacea Calman, 1904
  • Superorder Peracarida Calman, 1904
  • Order Spelaeogriphacea
  • Order Thermosbaenacea
  • Order Lophogastrida Sars, 1870
  • Order Mysida Haworth, 1825
  • Family Mysidae
  • See photo of Leptomysis lingvura Leptomysis lingvura (G. O. Sars, 1866)
  • See photo of Siriella armata Siriella armata (Milne-Edwards, 1837)
  • Order Mictacea
  • Order Amphipoda Latreille, 1816
  • Suborder Caprellidea Leach, 1814
  • Infraorder Caprellida Leach, 1814
  • Infraorder Cyamida Rafinesque, 1815
  • Family Phtisicidae Vassilenko, 1968
    • Family Caprellidae White, 1847
    • See photo of Caprella acanthifera Caprella acanthifera Leach, 1814
    • See photo of Caprella cf. linearis Caprella cf. linearis Linnaeus, 1767
    • See photo of Pseudoprotella phasma Pseudoprotella phasma (Montagu, 1804)
    • Order Isopoda Latreille, 1817
    • Suborder Flabellifera Sars, 1882
    • Family Sphaeromatidae Milne-Edwards, 1840
    • See photo of Dynamene magnitorata Dynamene magnitorata Holdich, 1968
    • See photo of Sphaeroma serratum Sphaeroma serratum (Fabricius, 1787)
    • Family Cymothoidae
    • See photo of Anilocra physodes Anilocra physodes (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • Suborder Valvifera Sars, 1882
    • Family Idoteidae Milne-Edwards, 1840
    • See photo of Idotea balthica Idotea balthica (Pallas, 1772)
    • See photo of Idotea emarginata Idotea emarginata (Fabricius, 1793)
    • See photo of Synisoma lancifer Synisoma lancifer (Miers, 1881)
    • Order Tanaidacea Dana, 1849
    • Order Cumacea Krøyer, 1846
    • Superorder Eucarida Calman, 1904
    • Order Euphausiacea Dana, 1852
    • Order Amphionidacea Williamson, 1973
    • Order Decapoda Latreille, 1802
    • Suborder Pleocyemata Burkenroad, 1963
    • Infraorder Caridea Dana, 1852
    • Superfamily Palaemonoidea
    • Family Palaemonidae Rafinesque, 1815
    • See photo of Periclimenes aegylios Periclimenes aegylios Grippa & d'Udekem d'Acoz, 1996
    • See photo of Periclimenes amethysteus Periclimenes amethysteus (Risso, 1827)
    • See photo of Periclimenes sagittifer Periclimenes sagittifer (Norman, 1861)
    • See photo of Periclimenes scriptus Periclimenes scriptus (Risso, 1822)
    • See photo of Palaemon elegans Palaemon elegans Rathke, 1837
    • See photo of Palaemon serratus Palaemon serratus (Pennant, 1777)
    • Superfamily Alpheoidea
    • Family Alpheidae
    • See photo of Alpheus macrocheles Alpheus macrocheles (Hailstone, 1835)
    • See photo of Athanas nitescens Athanas nitescens (Leach, 1814)
    • Family Hippolytidae
    • See photo of Hippolyte varians Hippolyte varians Leach, 1814
    • Infraorder Astacidea Latreille, 1802
    • Superfamily Nephropoidea
    • Family Nephropidae
    • See photo of Homarus gammarus Homarus gammarus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • Infraorder Palinura Latreille, 1802
    • Superfamily Palinuroidea
    • Family Palinuridae
    • See photo of Palinurus elephas Palinurus elephas (Fabricius, 1787)
    • Family Scyllaridae
    • See photo of Scyllarides latus Scyllarides latus (Latreille, 1803)
    • See photo of Scyllarus arctus Scyllarus arctus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • Infraorder Anomura MacLeay, 1838
    • Superfamily Coenobitoidea
    • Family Diogenidae
    • See photo of Calcinus tubularis Calcinus tubularis (Linnaeus, 1767)
    • See photo of Clibanarius erythropus Clibanarius erythropus (Latreille, 1818)
    • See photo of Dardanus calidus Dardanus calidus (Risso, 1827)
    • See photo of Diogenes pugilator Diogenes pugilator (Roux, 1829)
    • Superfamily Paguroidea
    • Family Paguridae
    • See photo of Pagurus anachoretus Pagurus anachoretus Risso, 1827
    • See photo of Pagurus bernhardus Pagurus bernhardus (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • See photo of Pagurus cuanensis Pagurus cuanensis Bell, 1845
    • See photo of Pagurus prideaux Pagurus prideaux Leach, 1815
    • Superfamily Galatheoidea
    • Family Galatheidae
    • See photo of Galathea intermedia Galathea intermedia Liljeborg, 1851
    • See photo of Galathea squamifera Galathea squamifera Leach, 1814
    • See photo of Galathea strigosa Galathea strigosa (Linnaeus, 1767)
    • Family Porcellanidae
    • See photo of Pisidia longicornis Pisidia longicornis (Linnaeus, 1767)
    • See photo of Porcellana platycheles Porcellana platycheles (Pennant, 1777)
    • Infraorder Brachyura Latreille, 1802
    • Superfamily Dromioidea de Haan, 1833
    • Family Dromiidae
    • See photo of Dromia personata Dromia personata (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • Superfamily Majoidea Samouelle, 1819
    • Family Inachidae
    • See photo of Inachus phalangium Inachus phalangium (Fabricius, 1775)
    • Family Majidae
    • See photo of Maja brachydactyla Maja brachydactyla Balss, 1922
    • See photo of Maja squinado Maja squinado (Herbst, 1788)
    • See photo of Pisa tetraodon Pisa tetraodon (Pennant, 1777) 
    • See photo of Acanthonyx lunulatus Acanthonyx lunulatus (Risso, 1816)
    • Superfamily Cancroidea Latreille, 1802
    • Family Corystidae
    • See photo of Corystes cassivelaunus Corystes cassivelaunus (Pennant, 1777)
    • Family Cancridae
    • See photo of Cancer pagurus Cancer pagurus Linnaeus, 1758
    • Superfamily Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815
    • Family Portunidae
    • See photo of Carcinus maenas (juvenile) Carcinus maenas (juvenile) (Linnaeus, 1758)
    • See photo of Liocarcinus marmoreus Liocarcinus marmoreus (Leach, 1814)
    • See photo of Liocarcinus navigator Liocarcinus navigator (Herbst, 1794)
    • See photo of Liocarcinus pusillus Liocarcinus pusillus (Leach, 1816)
    • See photo of Necora puber Necora puber (Linnaeus, 1767)
    • See photo of Polybius henslowii Polybius henslowii Leach, 1820
    • Superfamily Xanthoidea MacLeay, 1838
    • Family Eriphiidae
    • See photo of Eriphia verrucosa Eriphia verrucosa (Forskål, 1775)
    • Family Xanthidae
    • See photo of Xantho hydrophilus Xantho hydrophilus (Herbst, 1790)
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