Ciliopagurus

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Ciliopagurus
Temporal range: Rupelian–Recent
Ciliopagurus strigatus.jpg
Halloween hermit crab, C. strigatus
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Ciliopagurus

Forest, 1995 [1]
Type species
Cancer strigatus [2]
Herbst, 1804

Ciliopagurus is a genus of hermit crabs, of the family Diogenidae, which are sometimes referred to as the "left-handed hermit crabs",[3] because in contrast to most other hermit crabs, the left chela (claw) is enlarged instead of the right. They are found in the Indo-Pacific region and in the eastern Atlantic Ocean.[2]

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  1. ^ Patsy McLaughlin (2009). P. McLaughlin (ed.). "Ciliopagurus Forest, 1995". World Paguroidea database. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 25 August 2010.
  2. ^ a b P. J. F. Davie (2002). "Diogenidae". Crustacea: Malacostraca: Eucarida (Part 2), Decapoda: Anomura, Brachyura. Volume 19 of Zoological Catalogue of Australia. CSIRO Publishing. pp. 36–57. ISBN 978-0-643-06792-9.
  3. ^ "Ciliopagurus Forest, 1995". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 25 August 2010.

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