Family Cancridae - rock crabs

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Malacostraca
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31
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Fresh : No | Brackish : No | Marine : No
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Ref..   De Grave, S., N. Dean Pentcheff, S.T. Ahyong, T.-Y. Chan, K.A. Crandall, P.C. Dworschak, D.L. Felder, R.M. Feldmann, C.H.J.M. Fransen, L.Y.D. Goulding, R. Lemaitre, M.E.Y. Low, J.W. Martin, P.K.L. Ng, C.E. Schweitzer and S.H. … Tan 2009
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Carapace transversely oval or hexagonal; front not produced in form of a rostrum but having a central tooth, narrow compared to maximum carapace width; anterolateral margins toothed (9 low, blunt, rounded or denticulate lobes in species listed here); posterolateral part of carapace not forming a clypeiform expansion over the bases of the legs; margins of carapace not densely setose. Antennal flagellum non setose. Last four pairs of legs similar, with stiff hairs. Living in rocky and sandy areas in shallow water to over 600 m depth. Cancer pagurus is of minor commercial interest in the area. It is of commercial interest along the European Atlantic coast (Ref. 104052).
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Ref.
[ e.g. 9948]                       
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