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Pariambus typicus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Senticaudata
Infraorder: Corophiida
Parvorder: Caprellidira
Leach, 1814 [1]

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Caprellidira is a parvorder of marine crustaceans of the infraorder Corophiida. The group includes skeleton shrimps (Caprellidae) and whale lice (Cyamidae).

Fifteen families are currently recognised in the group. They are grouped into seven superfamilies.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ "Caprellidira Leach, 1814". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved March 4, 2011. 
  2. ^ Claude De Broyer (2011). Lowry J, ed. "Caprellida". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved August 31, 2011. 
  3. ^ Sara E. LeCroy (2007). "Appendix II: Revised Classification of the Corophiidea". An Illustrated Identification Guide to the Nearshore Marine and Estuarine Gammaridean Amphipoda of Florida. Volume 4: Families Anamixidae, Eusiridae, Hyalellidae, Hyalidae, Iphimediidae, Ischyroceridae, Lysianassidae, Megaluropidae, and Melphidippidae. Florida Department of Environmental Protection. p. 612. 
  4. ^ A. A. Myers & J. K. Lowry (2003). "A phylogeny and a new classification of the Corophiidea Leach, 1814 (Amphipoda)". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23 (2): 443–485. doi:10.1651/0278-0372(2003)023[0443:APAANC]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 1549648. 

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