Definition of Paguridae
1. Noun. Hermit crabs.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Member holonyms: Genus Pagurus, Pagurus
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paguridae
Literary usage of Paguridae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A History of Crustacea: Recent Malacostraca by Thomas Roscoe Rede Stebbing (1893)
"The definition is the same as that of the Paguridae, except that the branchial plumes are filamentous. The species are marine and confined to deep water. ..."
2. The Fauna and Geography of the Maldive and Laccadive Archipelagoes: Being by John Stanley Gardiner (1903)
"In the Paguridae the thoracic ganglia are, with the first abdominal, fused into an elongate ... See this work for the excretory organe of the Paguridae (not ..."
3. Proceedings of the Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh by Royal Physical Society of Edinburgh (1888)
"There is perhaps no group of higher Crustacea which has been less studied or more imperfectly characterised in Britain than the Paguridae or hermit crabs. ..."
4. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1881)
"As examples, the author cites the Paguridae, generally placed among the Anomura, and which have as yet had no link uniting them to the Macrura; ..."