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Official State Crustaceans

Official crustaceans listed by adoption year. (List by state or year)
State Name Designated as YearList by adoption year
Louisiana Crawfish (Cambaridae) Official state crustacean 1983
Maryland Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus Rathbun) State crustacean 1989
Oregon Dungeness crab (Metacarcinus magister) Official crustacean 2009
Alabama [ None ]    
Alaska [ None ]    
Alaska [ None ]    
Arizona [ None ]    
Arkansas [ None ]    
California [ None ]    
Colorado [ None ]    
Connecticut [ None ]    
Delaware [ None ]    
Florida [ None ]    
Georgia [ None ]    
Hawaii [ None ]    
Idaho [ None ]    
Illinois [ None ]    
Indiana [ None ]    
Iowa [ None ]    
Kansas [ None ]    
Kentucky [ None ]    
Maine [ None ]    
Massachusetts [ None ]    
Michigan [ None ]    
Minnesota [ None ]    
Mississippi [ None ]    
Missouri [ None ]    
Montana [ None ]    
Nebraska [ None ]    
Nevada [ None ]    
New Hampshire [ None ]    
New Jersey [ None ]    
New Mexico [ None ]    
New York [ None ]    
North Carolina [ None ]    
North Dakota [ None ]    
Ohio [ None ]    
Oklahoma [ None ]    
Pennsylvania [ None ]    
Rhode Island [ None ]    
South Carolina [ None ]    
South Dakota [ None ]    
Tennessee [ None ]    
Texas [ None ]    
Utah [ None ]    
Vermont [ None ]    
Virginia [ None ]    
Washington [ None ]    
West Virginia [ None ]    
Wisconsin [ None ]    
Wyoming [ None ]    
About Crustaceans: A Guide for Children

About Crustaceans: A Guide for Children, by Cathryn Sill, 40 pages, Peachtree Publishers; 1 edition (March 1, 2004) Reading level: Ages 4-8.

Award-winning author Cathryn Sill and her husband, noted wildlife illustrator John Sill, offer young readers a first glimpse into the world of crustaceans. The simple text describes how crustaceans look, how they protect themselves, what they eat, and where they live. The beautifully detailed, full-color illustrations reflect the diversity of the crustacean population--from a Sand Fiddler to a California Rock Lobster--and present each in its natural habitat. An afterword provides further details on the crustaceans to inspire young readers to learn more.

Lobsters, Crabs, and Other Crustaceans

Lobsters, Crabs, and Other Crustaceans (Animal Kingdom Classification), by Daniel Gilpin, 48 pages, Compass Point Books (January 2006) Reading level: Ages 9-12.

Describes the physical characteristics of crustaceans, along with their habitats, behaviors, methods of moving around, feeding habits, and life cycles. Various species are highlighted including lobsters and crabs.