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Shrimps Crabs and Lobsters: Decapoda

Physical Characteristics, Habitat, Diet, Behavior And Reproduction, Decapods And People, Red Swamp Crayfish (procambarus Clarkii): Species AccountsGEOGRAPHIC RANGE, CONSERVATION STATUS

RED SWAMP CRAYFISH (Procambarus clarkii): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
HARLEQUIN SHRIMP (Hymenocera picta): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
RED KING CRAB (Paralithodes camtschaticus): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
SAND FIDDLER CRAB (Uca pugilator): SPECIES ACCOUNTS
GIANT TIGER PRAWN (Penaeus monodon): SPECIES ACCOUNTS

Decapods are found worldwide.


There are 197 species of decapods listed by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), most of which are species of freshwater crayfish that live in very small or limited habitats. They are especially vulnerable to habitat destruction and loss and may become threatened in the future.

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Animal Life ResourceMollusks, Crustaceans, and Related Species