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Common Name
Latin Name
Algae shrimp - Crystal Blue
Algae shrimp - Green
Algae shrimp - Orange
Algae shrimp - Red Tail
Amano shrimp
Armoured shrimp - Cameroon

Blue crab - Malawi
Boxer prawn
Bush-algae shrimp

Cambarellus latimanus
Cambarellus montezumae montezumae
Cambarellus schmitti
Cambarellus zempoalensis
Cambarus geodytes
Cameroon shrimp
Chameleon shrimp
Crayfish - Black Tail Golden
Crayfish - Camber
Crayfish - Cuba
Crayfish - Devil
Crayfish - Florida Blue
Crayfish - Florida Cave
Crayfish - Freckled
Crayfish - Galician
Crayfish - Golden
Crayfish - Long Pincered
Crayfish - Louisiana
Crayfish - Marmor
Crayfish - Mississippi Dwarf
Crayfish - Nail Polish
Crayfish - Northern
Crayfish - Orange
Crayfish - Ozark's
Crayfish - Red
Crayfish - Red Cave
Crayfish - Red Claw
Crayfish - Ringed
Crayfish - Saddle Back
Crayfish - Signal
Crayfish - Speckled
Crayfish - Spotted Hand
Crayfish - White Claw
Crayfish - White River

Dwarf shrimp - Bumblebee
Dwarf shrimp - Crystal Red
Dwarf shrimp - Mini
Dwarf shrimp - Red Band
Dwarf shrimp - Red Spotted

Fan shrimp - Bamboo
Fan shrimp - Common
Fiddler crab - Red
Floating shrimp - Palenque
Freshwater crab - Guatemala
Freshwater crab - Mexican
Freshwater crab - Rio Meta
Freshwater crab - Xingu

Ghost shrimp - Blue Banded
Ghost shrimp - Florida
Ghost shrimp - Paraguay
Glass shrimp
Guatemala prawn
Guinea floating shrimp
Guinea shrimp

Honduras prawn

Indian prawn
Ivory Shrimp

Land-crab - Costa Rican
Land-crab - Indonesian
Land-crab - Long-arm Belem
Land-crab - Rainbow
Laos prawn
Lobster-shrimp - Catemaco
Lobster-shrimp - Short-nose

Macrobrachium grandimanus
Macrobrachium luzifugem
Macrobrachium sp.
Marron
Mountain shrimp

Panama prawn
Papaloapan prawn
Paratya compressa
Pole shrimp
Procambarus bouvieri
Procambarus fallax
Procambarus immunis
Procambarus llamassi
Procambarus spiculifer

Red crab
Red-claw crab - Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka prawn
Striped-hand prawn
Swimming crab - Chinandega
Swimming crab - Mexican

Tahitian prawn
Thailand prawn

Yabby - Black
Yabby - Blue
Neocaridina sp. - Crystal Blue
Neocaridina sp. - Green
Neocaridina sp. - Orange
Neocaridina sp. - Red Tail
Caridina japonica
Atyopsis gabonensis

Potamonautes orbitospinus
Macrobrachium sp. - Boxer
Caridina serrata

Cambarellus latimanus
Cambarellus montezumae montezumae
Cambarellus schmitti
Cambarellus zempoalensis
Cambarus geodytes
Macrobrachium sp. - Cameroon
Macrobrachium pilimanus
Orconectes luteus - Black
Orconectes limosus
Procambarus cubensis
Procambarus alleni
Cambarus diogenes
Procambarus milleri
Cambarellus maculatus
Astacus leptodactylus
Orconectes luteus
Orconectes longidigitus
Procambarus clarkii
Procambarus sp. - Marmor
Cambarellus shuffeldtii
Orconectes immunis
Orconectes virilis
Orconectes orange
Orconectes ozarkae
Procambarus peninsulanus
Aegla sp. - Red Cave
Cherax quadricarinatus
Orconectes neglectus
Orconectes medius
Pacifastacus leniusculus
Procambarus sp. - Speckled
Orconectes punctimanus
Austropotamobius pallipes
Procambarus acutus

Neocaridina sp. - Bumblebee
Neocaridina sp. - Crystal Red
Caridina sp. - Mini
Neocaridina sp. - Red Band
Caridina sp. - Red Spotted

Atyopsis spinipes
Atyopsis moluccensis
Uca sp. - Red
Natantia gen sp. - Palenque
Brachyura sp. - Guatemala
Brachyura sp. - Mexican
Brachyura sp. - Rio Meta
Brachyura sp. - Xingu

Natantia sp. - Blue Banded
Natantia sp. - Florida
Natantia sp. - Paraguay
Natantia sp. - Glass
Macrobrachium sp. - Guatemala
Natantia sp. - Guinea
Macrobrachium sp. - Guinea

Macrobrachium sp. - Honduras

Macrobrachium sp. - Indian
Natantia sp. - Ivory

Cardisoma sp. - Costa Rican
Gercarcinus ruricola
Cardisoma sp. - Belem
Cardisoma armatum
Macrobrachium sp. - Laos
Decapoda sp. - Catemaco
Decapoda sp. - Short-nose

Macrobrachium grandimanus
Macrobrachium luzifugem
Macrobrachium sp.
Cherax tenuimanus
Atyoida bisculata

Macrobrachium sp. - Panama
Macrobrachium sp. - Papaloapan
Paratya compressa
Macrobrachium rosenbergii
Procambarus bouvieri
Procambarus fallax
Procambarus immunis
Procambarus llamassi
Procambarus spiculifer

Sesarma bidens
Sesarma sp. - Red-claw

Macrobrachium sp. - Sri Lanka
Macrobrachium sp. - Striped-Hand
Brachyura sp. - Chinandega
Brachyura sp. - Swimming

Macrobrachium lar
Macrobrachium sp. - Thailand

Cherax preissii
Cherax destructor

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