Fossil decapod cuticle has received little systematic study. The purpose of the present note is to survey the cuticle architecture of eleven extant decapod crabs arrayed within ten families, and to develop a classification scheme of cuticle types suitable for describing fossil and Recent decapod cuticle morphology.

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Waugh, D. A., & Feldmann, R. (2003). Cuticle microstructure as a new tool in systematic paleontology. Contributions to Zoology, 72(2/3), 191–193.