Key:  Family Diogenidae

Phylum Arthropoda
  Subphylum Crustacea
    Class Malacostraca
      Subclass Eumalacostraca
        Superorder Eucarida
          Order Decapoda
            Suborder Pleocyemata
             Infraorder Anomura
                Superfamily Paguroidea

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996 p. 410 (Copyright 1987, 1996, University of Washington Press.  Used in this web page by permission of University of Washington Press)
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1a  Eyestalks rather stout, their length equal to about two-thirds to three-fourths the width of the anterior portion of the carapace (common subtidal species) Paguristes turgidus
1b Eyestalks slender, their length equal to, or slightly greater than, the width of the anterior portion of the carapace Paguristes ulreyi

Taxonomic Levels Represented in This Key:

Paguristes turgidus

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