Animalia > Arthropoda > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Trapeziidae


Synonyms: Cypricardiidae; Kitsoniidae

Wikipedia Abstract

Trapeziidae is a family of crabs, commonly known as coral crabs. All the species in the family are found in a close symbiosis with cnidarians. They are found across the Indo-Pacific, and can best be identified to the species level by the colour patterns they display. Members of the family Tetraliidae were previously included in the Trapeziidae, but the similarities between the taxa is the result of convergent evolution.
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Archaeotetra (2)
Calocarcinus (4)
Hexagonalia (3)
Hexagonaloides (1)
Montemagralia (1)
Paratetralia (2)
Philippicarcinus (2)
Quadrella (6)
Sphenomerides (1)
Trapezia (26)

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External References

Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0