Hermit crab

  • hermit crab
    temporal range: 136–0 ma
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    dardanus calidus
    scientific classification
    kingdom:
    animalia
    phylum:
    arthropoda
    subphylum:
    crustacea
    class:
    malacostraca
    order:
    decapoda
    suborder:
    pleocyemata
    infraorder:
    anomura
    superfamily:
    paguroidea

    latreille, 1802
    families
    • coenobitidae
    • diogenidae
    • paguridae
    • parapaguridae
    • parapylochelidae
    • pylochelidae
    • pylojacquesidae

    hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily paguroidea.[1][2]

    most of the approximately 1,110 species possess an asymmetric abdomen concealed in a scavenged mollusc shell.

  • biological description
  • classification
  • fossil record
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Hermit crab
Temporal range: 136–0 Ma
Calliactis and Dardanus 001.JPG
Dardanus calidus
Scientific classification
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Superfamily:
Paguroidea

Latreille, 1802
Families

Hermit crabs are decapod crustaceans of the superfamily Paguroidea.[1][2]

Most of the approximately 1,110 species possess an asymmetric abdomen concealed in a scavenged mollusc shell.

Other Languages
Afrikaans: Paguroidea
Bân-lâm-gú: Kià-seⁿ-á
беларуская: Ракі-пустэльнікі
Bikol Central: Umang
Cebuano: Paguroidea
español: Paguroidea
Esperanto: Ermitokrabo
français: Paguroidea
Gàidhlig: Partan tuathal
galego: Paguroideos
한국어: 소라게
Bahasa Indonesia: Kelomang
italiano: Paguroidea
Bahasa Melayu: Umang-umang
Nederlands: Heremietkreeften
日本語: ヤドカリ
português: Paguroidea
Simple English: Hermit crab
Sunda: Umang
svenska: Paguroidea
українська: Раки-самітники
Tiếng Việt: Cua ẩn sĩ
Winaray: Paguroidea
中文: 寄居蟹