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Galathea squamifera
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Galatheidae
Genus: Galathea
Fabricius, 1793 [1]
Type species
Cancer strigosus
Linnaeus, 1761 [2]

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Galathea is one of the largest genera of squat lobsters, containing 70 currently recognised species (17 in the Atlantic Ocean, 22 in the Indian Ocean and 43 in the Pacific Ocean).[2] Most species of Galathea live in shallow waters.[2]


Galathea contains 70 species:[2]

Further reading[edit]


  1. ^ "Galathea Fabricius, 1793". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved February 27, 2011. 
  2. ^ a b c d Keiji Baba; Enrique Macpherson; Gary C. B. Poore; Shane T. Ahyong; Adriana Bermudez; Patricia Cabezas; Chia-Wei Lin; Martha Nizinski; Celso Rodrigues; Kareen E. Schnabel (2008). "Catalogue of squat lobsters of the world (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura — families Chirostylidae, Galatheidae and Kiwaidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. 1905: 1–220.