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Subject: Brachyura, Dromiacea, Gecarcinucoidea, Goneplacoidea, Componocancer
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Suborder: Pleocyemata
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Dromiacea
Superfamily: Homolodromioidea
Alcock, 1899
Family: Homolodromiidae
Alcock, 1899

Homolodromidae Alcock, 1899

Homolodromiidae is a family of crabs, the only family in the superfamily Homolodromioidea.[1] In contrast to other crabs, including the closely related Homolidae, there is no strong linea homolica along which the exoskeleton breaks open during ecdysis.[2] The family comprises two genera, Dicranodromia, which has 18 species, and Homolodromia, with five species.[1]


  1. ^ a b Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part 1. An Annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world".  
  2. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer, Torrey G. Nyborg, R. M. Feldmann & Richard L. M. Ross (2004). "Homolidae de Haan, 1839 and Homolodromiidae Alcock, 1900 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the Pacific Northwest of North America and a reassessment of their fossil records" ( 

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