Checklist of crabs and lobster (Order Decapoda, Class Malacostra, Phylum Arthropoda, Kingdom Animalia)
that have been reported from Mount Desert Island

compiled by the
Champlain Project - P. O. Box 55 - Bass Harbor, Maine  04653

(updated 9 August 2018)

Below is a working checklist of Mount Desert Island's crabs and lobster. Please send corrections and updates to Photographs are welcome. Thank you.

Suborder / Infraorder Family Genus Specific Epithet authority common name Source (full citation given after this table)
Pleocyemata / Astacidea Nephropidae Homarus americanus H. Milne Edwards American lobster (Chaplainer: TFV)
Pleocyemata / Brachyura Cancridae Cancer borealis Stimpson Jonah crab (Chaplainer: TFV)
Pleocyemata / Brachyura Cancridae Cancer irroratus Say Atlantic rock crab (Chaplainer: TFV)
Pleocyemata / Brachyura Portunidae Carcinus maenas (L.) green crab (Chaplainer: TFV)

      TFV = Thomas F. Vining