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Lauriea siagiani in a giant barrel sponge
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Family: Galatheidae
Genus: Lauriea
Baba, 1971

Lauriea is a genus of squat lobsters in the family Galatheidae, containing the following species:[1]

The genus was named in 1971 by Keiji Baba in honour of R. D. Laurie, who discovered the first species.[2]


  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ Keiji Baba (1971). "Lauriea, a new genus proposed for Galathea gardineri Laurie (Crustacea, Anomura, Galatheidae)" (PDF). Memoirs of The Faculty of Education, Kumamoto University. 19: 51–53.