Key:  Family Xanthidae

Phylum Arthropoda
 Subphylum Crustacea
  Class Malacostraca
   Subclass Eumalacostraca
    Superorder Eucarida
     Order Decapoda
      Suborder Pleocyemata
       Infraorder Brachyura
        Section Brachyrhyncha

Taken primarily from  Kozloff, 1987, 1996

Information on more species of this family can be found in Wicksten, 2009 page 355ff.

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1a  Carpus of chelipeds smooth; carpus of legs 2-5 with 1 slight tubercle or crest; intertidal, mostly under rocks resting on gravel Lophopanopeus bellus subsp. bellus
1b Carpus of chelipeds with prominent tubercles; carpus of legs 2-5 with 2 prominent tubercles or crests; subtidal in our area, in sand, mud, or gravel Lophopanopeus bellus subsp. diegensis

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