Girish Mahajan

Cancroidea

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Kingdom  Animalia
Subphylum  Crustacea
Infraorder  Brachyura
Scientific name  Cancroidea
Rank  Superfamily
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Decapoda
Section  Eubrachyura
Higher classification  Heterotremata
Cancroidea
Lower classifications  Cancridae, Cancer pagurus, Dungeness crab, Pacific rock crab, Jonah crab

Cancroidea is a superfamily of crabs, comprising the families Atelecyclidae and Cancridae, and tentatively †Montezumellidae. Four other families have been separated into new superfamilies: Cheiragonidae into Cheiragonoidea, Corystidae into Corystoidea, and both Pirimelidae and Thiidae into Portunoidea.

References

Cancroidea Wikipedia


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