Bythograeidae

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Bythograeidae
Austinograea yunohana cropped.jpg
Austinograea yunohana
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Bythograeoidea
Williams, 1980
Family: Bythograeidae
Williams, 1980
Genera

The Bythograeidae are a small family of crabs which live around hydrothermal vents. The family contains 14 species in six genera.[1][2] Their relationships to other crabs are unclear.[3] They are believed to eat bacteria and other vent organisms.

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