parastacidae

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parastacidae

[‚par·ə′stās·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of crayfishes assigned to the Nephropoidea.
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Phylum : Arthropoda Siebold & Stannius, 1845 Subphylum : Crustacea Brunnich, 1772 Clase : Malacostraca Latreille, 1802 Subclase : Eumalacostraca Groben, 1892 Superorden : Eucarida Calman, 1904 Orden : Decapoda Latreille, 1802 Suborden : Pleocyemata Burkenroad, 1963 Infraorden : Astacidea Latreille, 1802 Superfamilia : Parastacoidea Huxley, 1879 Familia : Parastacidae Huxley, 1879 Genero : Parastacus Huxley, 1879 Especie : Parastacus pugnax (Poeppig, 1835) Sinonimia
He read aloud the beginning of the Wikipedia entry for crawfish: "Crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related."