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Taxonavigation: Nephropoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Astacidea
Superfamilia: Nephropoidea

Familia: Nephropidae
Subfamilia: Nephropinae
Genus: Homarus
Species (10): H. americanus – H. gammarus – †H. brittonestris – †H. davisi – †H. hakelensis – †H. lehmanni – †H. mickelsoni – †H. morrisi – †H. neptunianus – †H. travisensis



  • Weber, 1795: Nomenclator entomologicus: 94.
  • Herrick, F.H., 1895: The American Lobster: a study of its habits and development. Bulletin U.S. Fish Commission, 5: 1-252, text figs 1-40, pls 1-54
  • Roskov Y., Kunze T., Orrell T., Abucay L., Paglinawan L., Culham A., Bailly N., Kirk P., Bourgoin T., Baillargeon G., Decock W., De Wever A., Didžiulis V., eds. (2014) Homarus in Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life, 17th March 2014. Digital resource at www.catalogueoflife.org/col. Species 2000: Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands.

Vernacular names[edit]

English: True Lobsters
italiano: Astice
português: Lagosta