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Pariambus typicus (male)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Amphipoda
Suborder: Senticaudata
Infraorder: Corophiida
Parvorder: Caprellidira
Superfamily: Caprelloidea
Leach, 1814

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  • Caprellidea Leach, 1814

Caprelloidea is a superfamily of marine crustaceans in the order Amphipoda. It includes "untypical" forms of amphipods, such as the skeleton shrimps (Caprellidae) and whale lice (Cyamidae). The group was formerly treated as one of the four amphipod suborders, Caprellidea, but has been moved down to the superfamily rank by Myers & Lowry (2003, 2013) after phylogenetic studies of the group, and is now contained in the infraorder Corophiida of the suborder Senticaudata.[2][3][4] The group includes the following families.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Horton, T.& De Broyer, C. (2013). J. Lowry, eds. "Caprelloidea". World Amphipoda database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved November 2013.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  2. ^ A.A. Myers; J.K. Lowry (2003). "A Phylogeny and a New Classification of the Corophiidea Leach, 1814 (Amphipoda)". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23: 443–485. doi:10.1163/20021975-99990353. 
  3. ^ Lowry, J.K. & Myers, A.A. (2013) A Phylogeny and Classification of the Senticaudata subord. nov. (Crustacea: Amphipoda). Zootaxa 3610 (1): 1-80.
  4. ^ Senticaudata WoRMS

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