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Coenobita perlatus
Coconut Crab Birgus latro.jpg
Coconut crab, Birgus latro
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Superfamily: Paguroidea
Family: Coenobitidae
Dana, 1851

The Coenobitidae are the family of terrestrial hermit crabs, widely known for their terrestrial habits, with 17 species in two genera:[1]


  1. ^ Patsy A. McLaughlin; Tomoyuki Komai; Rafael Lemaitre; Dwi Listyo Rahayu (2010). Martyn E. Y. Low; S. H. Tan, eds. "Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea" (PDF). Zootaxa. Suppl. 23: 5–107.  |chapter= ignored (help)

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