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Noun1.Cancridae - many of the best known edible crabs
arthropod family - any of the arthropods
Brachyura, suborder Brachyura - an order of crustaceans (including true crabs) having a reduced abdomen folded against the ventral surface
genus Cancer, Cancer - type genus of the family Cancridae
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Crangonidae Pink shrimp Pandalus eous Pandalidae Dungeness crab Cancer magister Cancridae Unidentified jellyfish Class Scyphozoa Dock shrimp Pandalus danae Pandalidae Unidentified copepod Subclass Copepoda Pacific glass shrimp Pasiphaea pacifica Pasiphaeidae Unidentified amphipod Order Gammeridea Unidentified Pandalid Pandalus sp.
Of 24 spider crabs (Majidae, Parthenopidae) and 10 cancrid crabs (Portunidae, Cancridae, Xanthidae) noted in Bahia Magdalena and Bahia Almejas, only eight species range farther north than San Ignacio Lagoon (Garth 1960).
The chetae of Cancridae are monomorphic (same characteristics left and right sides), have relatively short, stout teeth, and close relatively slowly because of their muscle fibers (Warner and Jones, 1976).
Infraorder Brachyura Latreille, 1802 Superfamily Cancroidea Latreille, 1802 Family Cancridae Latreille, 1802 Genus Metacarcinus A.
megalocyathus can reach weights of approximately 4,000 g, and its natural diet consists mainly of crustaceans of the Cancridae and Porcellanidae families, without changes in dietary composition in relation to octopus sex (Ibanez & Chong 2008).
Tijuana Estuary 1991 1992 CALLIANASSIDAE Neotrypaea californiensis X X CANCRIDAE Cancer sp.