Latreilliidae

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Latreilliidae
Eplumula phalangium 02.jpg
Eplumula phalangium
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Superfamily: Homoloidea
Family: Latreilliidae
Stimpson, 1858
Genera

Latreilliidae is a small family of crabs. They are relatively small, long-legged crabs found on soft bottoms at depths of up 700 metres (2,300 ft) in mostly tropical and subtemperate waters around the world.[1] The family and its type genus are named after Pierre André Latreille. It comprises seven extant species:[2]

Eplumula Williams, 1982
Latreillia Roux, 1830

References[edit]

  1. ^ Peter Castro, Austin B. William & Lara L. Cooper (2003). "Revision of the family Latreilliidae Stimpson, 1858 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)" (PDF). Zoosystema. 25 (4): 601–634. 
  2. ^ P. K. L. Ng, D. Guinot & P. J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.