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Stag Beetle - Lucanus cervus © Teresa Farino Stag Beetle
Lucanus cervus
© Teresa Farino

Scientific names of other invertebrates referred to in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain

Common and scientific names of terrestrial invertebrates mentioned in Travellers' Nature Guides: Spain largely follow Chinery, M (1993) Insects of Britain and Western Europe. HarperCollins, with the undersea element taken mainly from Riedll, R (1986) Fauna y Flora del Mar Mediterráneo. Ediciones Omega, Barcelona, and Barnes, R (1979) The Natural History of Britain & Northern Europe: Coasts and Estuaries. Book Club Associates.

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Common name Scientific name
black sea-urchin Arbacia lixula
black squat lobster Galathea strigosa
common cockle Cerastoderma edule
common cuttlefish Sepia officinalis
common octopus Octopus vulgaris
common prawn Palaemon serratus
cotton-spinner Holothuria tubulosa
Egyptian grasshopper Anacridium aegyptium
fan mussel Pinna nobilis
fiddler crab Uca tangeri
golden carpet-clam Venerupis decussata
little Cape Town lobster Scyllarus arctus
long-finned squid Loligo vulgaris
migratory locust Locusta migratoria
mole cricket Gryllotalpa gryllotalpa
Norway lobster Nephrops norvegicus
purple starfish Ophidiaster ophidianus
red starfish Echinaster sepositus
ribbon-tailed lacewing Nemoptera bipennis
rock sea-urchin Paracentrotus lividus
runner crab Pachygrapsus marmoratus
seven-rayed starfish Luida ciliaris
small carpet-clam Venerupis geographica
spiny lobster Palinurus elephas
stag beetle Lucanus cervus
sword razor Ensis minor
white-clawed crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes
yellow encrusting sea anemone Parazoanthus axinellae
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