Animalia > Arthropoda > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Parapaguridae


Synonyms: Probeebeidae

Wikipedia Abstract

The Parapaguridae are a family of Marine hermit crabs from deep waters. Instead of carrying empty gastropod shells like other hermit crabs, they carry colonies of dozen or more sea anemones or zoanthids. Some genera, such as Bivalvopagurus and Tylaspis, do not inhabit shells. The following genera are included:
View Wikipedia Record: Parapaguridae


Bivalvopagurus (1)
Glaucothoe (1)
Oncopagurus (26)
Paragiopagurus (25)
Parapagurus (Deepwater hermit crab) (21)
Probeebei (1)
Strobopagurus (3)
Sympagurus (17)
Tsunogaipagurus (1)
Tylaspis (1)
Typhlopagurus (1)

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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