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Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Trapezia tigrina - Red Spotted Guard Crab.jpg
Trapezia tigrina (Trapeziidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Trapezioidea
Miers, 1886 [1]

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Trapezioidea is a superfamily of crabs. Its members live symbiotically with corals, and have a fossil record stretching back to the Eocene .[2]


The World Register of Marine Species lists the following families:[1]


  1. ^ a b Davie, Peter (2015). "Trapezioidea Miers, 1886". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-07-04. 
  2. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer (2005). "The Trapeziidae and Domeciidae (Decapoda: Brachyura: Xanthoidea) in the fossil record and a new Eocene genus from Baja California Sur, Mexico". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 25 (4): 625–636. doi:10.1651/C-2575.1.