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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)". Boletín de la Sociedad Geológica mexicana. 65 (2): 285–298.
  2. ^ Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109.