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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 and S. H. Tan, ed. "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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