Carcinology is a branch of zoology that consists of the study of crustaceans, a group of arthropods that includes lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, barnacles and crabs. Other names for carcinology are malacostracology, crustaceology, and crustalogy, and a person who study crustaceans is a carcinologist or occasionally a malacostracologist, a crustaceologist, or a crustalogist.
- astacology – the study of crayfish
- cirripedology – the study of barnacles
- copepodology – the study of copepods
Scientific journals devoted to the study of crustaceans include: