Thalassinidea

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Thalassinidea

[thə‚las·ə′nid·ē·ə]
(invertebrate zoology)
The mud shrimps, a group of thin-shelled, burrowing decapod crustaceans belonging to the Macrura; individuals have large chelate or subchelate first pereiopods, and no chelae on the third pereiopods.
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86) and the suggestion that these originated because of a kind of 'mud lobster'.
Sakai (biology, Shikoku U., Tokushima, Japan) is a leading expert on the taxonomy of the Thalassinidea, in particular the Callianassoidea (crustaceans commonly known as ghost shrimp or mud lobster.) In this monograph, he provides a comprehensive reassessment of the classification of the superfamily's included taxa--three families, 12 subfamilies, 20 genera, and 218 species (some new)--based on examination of material from major collections of the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen.