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Title: Cancroidea  
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Subject: Heterotremata, Crab, Cancer bellianus, Crabs, Cancroidea
Collection: Cancroidea, Crabs
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Cancer pagurus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Cancroidea
Latreille, 1802

Cancroidea is a superfamily of crabs, comprising the families Atelecyclidae and Cancridae, and tentatively †Montezumellidae.[1] Four other families have been separated into new superfamilies: Cheiragonidae into Cheiragonoidea, Corystidae into Corystoidea, and both Pirimelidae and Thiidae into Portunoidea.[2]


  1. ^ Ossó, À. & Domínguez, J.L. (2013). "A proposal for a new family: Montezumellidae (Crustacea,Decapoda, Brachyura) and description of new genus and species Moianella cervantesi from the Priabonian (late Eocene) of Catalonia (NE of Iberian Peninsula)".
  2. ^ Sammy De Grave, N. Dean Pentcheff, Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF).  

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