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Title: Trapezioidea  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Heterotremata, Crab, Brachyura, Gecarcinucoidea, Homolodromiidae
Collection: Crabs
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Trapezia tigrina (Trapeziidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Trapezioidea
Miers, 1886
Families [1]

Trapezioidea is a superfamily of crabs. Its members live symbiotically with corals, and have a fossil record stretching back to the Eocene .[2]


  1. ^ Sammy De Grave, N. Dean Pentcheff, Shane T. Ahyong et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" ( 
  2. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer (2005). "The Trapeziidae and Domeciidae (Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthoidea) in the fossil record and a new Eocene genus from Baja California Sur, Mexico".  
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