Evolutionary morphology of the organ systems in squat lobsters and porcelain crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomala): An insight into carcinization

@article{Keiler2015EvolutionaryMO,
  title={Evolutionary morphology of the organ systems in squat lobsters and porcelain crabs (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomala): An insight into carcinization},
  author={Jonas Keiler and Stefan Richter and Christian S. Wirkner},
  journal={Journal of Morphology},
  year={2015},
  volume={276}
}
Porcelain crabs (Porcellanidae) are one of three taxa within anomuran crustaceans (Anomala) which possess a crab‐like body form. Curiously, these three lineages evolved this shape independently from true crabs (Brachyura) in the course of the evolutionary process termed carcinization. The entire pleon in porcelain crabs is flexed under the cephalothorax and the carapace is approximately as broad as long. Despite their crab‐like habitus, porcelain crabs are phylogenetically nested within squat… 
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