family Cancridae


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Noun1.family 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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Infraorder Brachyura Latreille, 1802 Superfamily Cancroidea Latreille, 1802 Family Cancridae Latreille, 1802 Genus Metacarcinus A.
The genus Cancer subsequently has been demonstrated to be comprised of several clusters of species, and Schweitzer and Feldmann (2000) elevated the subgenera described by Nations to generic level, reevaluated the placement of species within those genera and, in so doing, revised the entire family Cancridae. Although none of the specimens at hand is preserved well enough to exhibit all the above-mentioned characteristics, each of the specimens exhibits some of the diagnostic features.
The family Cancridae, for example, with its similar [O.sub.2] affinities and dissimilar subunit patterns, is essentially a boreal to temperate zone family, with its species found in offshore, colder waters of the latter; [O.sub.2]-affinity was uniformly low.