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Family: Parapaguridae deepwater hermit crabs (See list of species below)

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56 species with fin ray counts including ? spines in dorsal and ? in anal fins (see list below)
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Bivalvopagurus sinensis
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Oncopagurus bicristatus
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Oncopagurus conicus
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Oncopagurus glebosus
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Oncopagurus gracilis
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Oncopagurus indicus
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Oncopagurus minutus
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Oncopagurus mironovi
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Oncopagurus monstrosus
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Oncopagurus oimos
[deep water hermit crabs]
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Oncopagurus orientalis
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Oncopagurus stockmani
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Oncopagurus tuamotu
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Paragiopagurus acutus
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Paragiopagurus bicarinatus
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Paragiopagurus boletifer
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Paragiopagurus bougainvillei
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Paragiopagurus diogenes
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Paragiopagurus fasciatus
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Paragiopagurus hirsutus
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Paragiopagurus oxychelos
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Paragiopagurus pilimanus
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Paragiopagurus rugosus
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Paragiopagurus ruticheles
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Paragiopagurus schnauzer
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Paragiopagurus trilineatus
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Paragiopagurus tuberculosus
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Paragiopagurus umbonatus
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Paragiopagurus ventilatus
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Paragiopagurus wallisi
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Parapagurus abyssorum
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Parapagurus alaminos
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Parapagurus furici
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Parapagurus holthuisi
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Parapagurus latimanus
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Parapagurus nudus
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Parapagurus pilosimanus
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Parapagurus richeri
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Strobopagurus breviacus
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Strobopagurus gracilipes
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Strobopagurus sibogae
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Sympagurus acinops
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Sympagurus affinis
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Sympagurus aurantium
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Sympagurus brevipes
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Sympagurus burkenroadi
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Sympagurus dimorphus
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Sympagurus dofleini
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Sympagurus pictus
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Sympagurus planimanus
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Sympagurus poupini
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Sympagurus soela
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Sympagurus symmetricus
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Sympagurus trispinosus
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Sympagurus villosus
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Tylaspis anomala
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56 Species of Family Parapaguridae
(deepwater hermit crabs)
Sort by: Species Length
Scientific Name English Name Distribution Max. Length (cm)
Bivalvopagurus sinensis Western Central Pacific
Oncopagurus bicristatus Atlantic Ocean.
Oncopagurus conicus Western Central Pacific.
Oncopagurus glebosus Western Central Pacific.
Oncopagurus gracilis Atlantic Ocean.
Oncopagurus indicus Indo-Pacific
Oncopagurus minutus Indo-Pacific
Oncopagurus mironovi Southeast Pacific
Oncopagurus monstrosus Indo-West Pacific.
Oncopagurus oimos deep water hermit crabs Eastern Central Pacific
Oncopagurus orientalis Western Central Pacific
Oncopagurus stockmani Southeast Pacific
Oncopagurus tuamotu Eastern Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus acutus Indo-West Pacific.
Paragiopagurus bicarinatus Western Pacific
Paragiopagurus boletifer Indo-Pacific.
Paragiopagurus bougainvillei Eastern Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus diogenes Indo-West Pacific.
Paragiopagurus fasciatus Eastern Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus hirsutus Western Pacific.
Paragiopagurus oxychelos Pacific Ocean
Paragiopagurus pilimanus Western Central Atlantic.
Paragiopagurus rugosus Eastern Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus ruticheles Pacific Ocean and Eastern
Paragiopagurus schnauzer Western Central Pacific.
Paragiopagurus trilineatus Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus tuberculosus Eastern Central Pacific
Paragiopagurus umbonatus Central Pacific.
Paragiopagurus ventilatus Northwest Pacific.
Paragiopagurus wallisi Eastern Pacific
Parapagurus abyssorum Western Central Pacific
Parapagurus alaminos Atlantic Ocean.
Parapagurus furici Western Central Pacific
Parapagurus holthuisi Antarctic Indian Ocean
Parapagurus latimanus Western Pacific
Parapagurus nudus Atlantic Ocean.
Parapagurus pilosimanus Atlantic Ocean.
Parapagurus richeri Indo-Pacific.
Strobopagurus breviacus Western Central Pacific
Strobopagurus gracilipes Pacific Ocean and Eastern
Strobopagurus sibogae Western Central Pacific
Sympagurus acinops Western Central Pacific a
Sympagurus affinis Indo-Pacific.
Sympagurus aurantium Western Central Pacific
Sympagurus brevipes Indo-West Pacific.
Sympagurus burkenroadi Indo-West Pacific
Sympagurus dimorphus Antarctic Indian Ocean
Sympagurus dofleini Indo-Pacific.
Sympagurus pictus Western Atlantic.
Sympagurus planimanus Indo-Pacific.
Sympagurus poupini Pacific Ocean
Sympagurus soela Western Central Pacific
Sympagurus symmetricus Western Central Pacific
Sympagurus trispinosus Indo-Pacific.
Sympagurus villosus Western Central Pacific
Tylaspis anomala Pacific Ocean



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