Mozambique • Pancrustacea

The identifications were only made on the basis of the photographs which is very hazardous for most of the species. As a consequence the Latin names might not be accurate.
The books used for the identification are listed: bibliography.

The classification of arthopods is very complex and I couldn't find any consensus. It seems what we use to call crustacea is not a monophyletic group. Lecointre & Le Guyader opinion is that crustacea plus hexapoda (insects) form a monophyletic group: the pancrustacea.
You will find below representatives from Maxillopods (barnacles, copepods...) and Malacostracans.

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CRUSTACEA, Maxillopoda

Although maxillopods are very common I didn't pay a lot of attention to this group. You'll find barnacles at the left of this fish.

CRUSTACEA, Malacostraca

Stomatopoda, mantis shrimps

Odontodactylus scyllarus
Odontodactylidae
Odontodactylus scyllarus (Linnaeus, 1758)
Decapoda, decapods
Stenopus
Stenopodidae, stenopodid shrimps
Stenopus sp. This photo was taken inside a Xestospongia
Rhynchocinetes durbanensis
Caridea, caridean shrimps
Rhynchocinetes cf. durbanensis Gordon, 1936
Stenopus
Stenopodidae, stenopodid shrimps
Stenopus sp.
Panulirus
Palinuridae, palinurid lobsters
Panulirus sp.
Panulirus
Palinuridae, palinurid lobsters
Panulirus sp.
Last update 16/10/06
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