Definition of Family Paguridae

1. Noun. Hermit crabs.

Exact synonyms: Paguridae
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Member holonyms: Genus Pagurus, Pagurus

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Family Paguridae

family Oriolidae
family Ornithorhynchidae
family Orobanchaceae
family Orycteropodidae
family Oscillatoriaceae
family Osmeridae
family Osmundaceae
family Ostraciidae
family Ostraciontidae
family Ostreidae
family Otariidae
family Otididae
family Oxalidaceae
family Oxyuridae
family Paeoniaceae
family Paguridae (current term)
family Palaemonidae
family Palinuridae
family Palmaceae
family Palmae
family Pandanaceae
family Pandionidae
family Panorpidae
family Papaveraceae
family Papilionacea
family Paradisaeidae
family Paridae
family Parkeriaceae
family Parmeliaceae
family Parulidae

Literary usage of Family Paguridae

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Scientific German Reader by George Theodore Dippold (1895)
"5. der Einsiedlerkrebs, ' hermit crab'; a marine decapod crustacean of the family Paguridae; the hermit crabs usually occupy the dead shells of various ..."

2. Bulletin by Smithsonian Institution, Dept. of the Interior, United States Dept. of the Interior, United States National Museum, United States (1919)
"... this is from the right cheliped. The two oblique grooves near the distal end may have been artificially produced. Family PAGURIDAE. ..."

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