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Superfamily Paguroidea - Hermit Crabs

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 Paguroidea - Hermit Crabs

Family Diogenidae
Genus Clibanarius
Species vittatus - Thinstripe Hermit Crab
Genus Petrochirus
Species diogenes - Petrochirus diogenes
Family Lithodidae
Genus Cryptolithodes
Species sitchensis - Cryptolithodes sitchensis
Genus Paralithodes
Species rathbuni - Spiny King Crab
Family Paguridae
Genus Pagurus
Species acadianus - Pagurus acadianus
Species annulipes - Pagurus annulipes
Species grainosinanus - Grainyhand Hermit Crab
Species hirsutiusculus - Hairy Hermit Crab
Species longicarpus - Long-Clawed Hermit Crab
Species pollicaris - Flat-clawed Hermit Crab
Family Coenobitidae
Genus Coenobita
Species clypeatus - Caribbean hermit crab