Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

Rafael Lemaitre

Research Zoologist and Curator of Crustacea
Department / Division
Education
  • B.A., Universidad J. Tadeo Lozano
  • M.S., Florida International University
  • Ph.D., University of Miami
Collections Areas
  • Arthropoda
    • Branchiopoda
    • Branchiura
    • Eucycliophora
    • Malacostraca (Decapoda, Euphausiacea, Stomatopoda)
    • Maxillopoda
    • Merostomata
    • Ostracoda
    • Pycnogonida
    • Remipedia
Research Interests
Systematics, biology, and zoogeography of decapod crustaceans, especially hermit crabs, worldwide.