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Decapods in Families Palinuridae through Xanthidae

CLASS ORDER FAMILY GENUS/SPECIES COMMON NAME
Malacostraca Decapoda Palinuridae Panulirus argus

Spiny Lobster

Malacostraca Decapoda Palinuridae Panulirus laevicauda

Smoothtail Spiny Lobster

Malacostraca Decapoda Parthenopidae Heterocrypta granulata

Smooth Elbow Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus aztecus 

Brown Shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus brasiliensis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus duorarum

Pink Shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus monodon  *Non-native*

Pacific White Shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus setiferus

White Shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Penaeidae Penaeus sp.  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa chaetopterana  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa cristata  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa floridana  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa retinens  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa sayana  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnixa sp.  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnotheres maculatus

Squatter Pea Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnotheres ostreum  
Malacostraca Decapoda Pinnotheridae Pinnotheres sp.  
Malacostraca Decapoda Porcellanidae Megalobrachium poeyi  
Malacostraca Decapoda Porcellanidae Megalobrachium soriatum  
Malacostraca Decapoda Porcellanidae Pachycheles monilifer  
Malacostraca Decapoda Porcellanidae Petrolisthes armatus  *Non-native*

Green Porcelain Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Porcellanidae Petrolisthes galathinus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Arenaeus cribrarius

Speckled Swimming Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes arcuatus

Arched Swimming Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes bocourti Red blue crab, Bocourt blue crab
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes marginatus

Sharp-tooth swimming crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes ornatus Ornate Blue Crab, Shellig's Swimming Crab
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes sapidus

Blue Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes similis

Lesser Blue Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Callinectes sp.

Blue Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Charybdis hellerii  *Non-native*

Indo-Pacific Swimming Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Portunus depressifrons  
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Portunus gibbesii  
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Portunus ordwayi  
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Portunus sp.  
Malacostraca Decapoda Portunidae Scylla serrata  *Non-native*

Serrated Swimming Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Processidae Ambidexter symmetricus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Processidae Processa bermudensis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Processidae Processa fimbriata  
Malacostraca Decapoda Sergestidae Acetes americanus Aviu shrimp
Malacostraca Decapoda Sicyoniidae Sicyonia brevirostris

Brown rock shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Sicyoniidae Sicyonia dorsalis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Sicyoniidae Sicyonia laevigata  
Malacostraca Decapoda Stenopodidae Microprosthema semilaeve

Crimson coral shrimp

Malacostraca Decapoda Stenopodidae Stenopus hispidus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Stenopodidae Stenopus scutellatus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Upogebiidae Upogebia affinis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Cataleptodius floridanus

Spoon-finger rubble crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Eriphia gonagra

Red-finger rubble crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Eurypanopeus abbreviatus

Lobate mud crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Eurypanopeus depressus

Depressed mud crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Eurypanopeus dissimilis

Assymetric mud crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Eurytium limosum

Broad-back mud crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Hexapanopeus paulensis

Knobbed mud crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Menippe mercenaria

Florida stone crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Menippe nodifrons

Cuban stone crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Neopanope packardii  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Neopanope sayi  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Neopanope texana  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus bermudensis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus herbstii

Common Mud Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus lacustris

Knotfingered Mud Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus occidentalis  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus occidentalis forma serrata  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus occidentalis forma typica  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Panopeus sp.

Mud Crab

Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Pilumnus dasypodus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Pilumnus lacteus  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Pilumnus sayi  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Platyactaea setigera  
Malacostraca Decapoda Xanthidae Rhithropanopeus harrisii  
 

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