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Pagurapseudidae

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Pagurapseudidae is a family of crustaceans in the order Tanaidacea. Like hermit crabs, they inhabit empty gastropod shells,[3] but can be told apart from hermit crabs by the lack of a carapace, revealing the segmentation of the thorax, and by the greater number of legs: hermit crabs have five pairs of legs, of which the first has large claws, and the last is highly reduced, while in Pagurapseudidae, there is one pair of claws, plus six further walking legs.[4]

The family Pagurapseudidae contains the following subfamilies and genera:[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "Pagurapseudidae Lang, 1970". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  2. ^ Gary Anderson (2010). "Pagurapseudidae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  3. ^ Geerat J. Vermeij (1993). "Opportunistic armor: the evolution of the conchicolous habit". Evolution and Escalation: An Ecological History of Life. Princeton University Press. pp. 240–255. ISBN 978-0-691-00080-0.
  4. ^ Gary C. B. Poore & Shane T. Ahyong (2004). "Anomura – hermit crabs, porcelain crabs and squat lobsters". Marine Decapod Crustacea of Southern Australia: a Guide to Identification. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 215–287. ISBN 978-0-643-06906-0.
  5. ^ Gary Anderson (2010). "Hodometricinae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
  6. ^ Gary Anderson (2010). "Pagurapseudinae". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved May 20, 2011.
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Pagurapseudidae: Brief Summary

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Pagurapseudidae is a family of crustaceans in the order Tanaidacea. Like hermit crabs, they inhabit empty gastropod shells, but can be told apart from hermit crabs by the lack of a carapace, revealing the segmentation of the thorax, and by the greater number of legs: hermit crabs have five pairs of legs, of which the first has large claws, and the last is highly reduced, while in Pagurapseudidae, there is one pair of claws, plus six further walking legs.

The family Pagurapseudidae contains the following subfamilies and genera:

Hodometricinae Gutu, 1981 Hodometrica Miller, 1940 Indoapseudes Bacescu, 1976 Parapagurapseudopsis Brum, 1973 Similipedia Gutu, 1989 Pagurapseudinae Lang, 1970 Macrolabrum Bacescu, 1976 Pagurapseudes Whitelegge, 1901 Pagurotanais Bouvier, 1918
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