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Family Munididae - Squat Lobsters

Pleuroncodes planipes Stimpson - Pleuroncodes planipes Tuna crab aka as Pelagic crabs - Pleuroncodes planipes Tuna crab - Pleuroncodes planipes Tuna crab - Pleuroncodes planipes
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Anomura (Hermit Crabs and Mole Crabs)
Superfamily Galatheoidea
Family Munididae (Squat Lobsters)
Numbers
230 described spp. (1)
Life Cycle
larvae of all species are pelagic for at least a short time (1)
Print References
Boyd, C.M. (1967) The benthic and pelagic habitats of the red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes. Pacific Science 21(3): 394-403. (1)
Works Cited
1.The benthic and pelagic habitats of the red crab, Pleuroncodes planipes.
Boyd, C.M. 1967. Pacific Science 21(3): 394-403.