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Thalassinidae

(Family)

Overview

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A Family in the Kingdom Animalia.

Taxonomy

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The Family Thalassinidae is a member of the Superfamily Thalassinoidea. Here is the complete "parentage" of Thalassinidae:

The Family Thalassinidae is further organized into finer groupings including:

Genera

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Thalassina

Thalassina anomala is a species of mud lobster found in the mangrove swamps of the Indian Ocean and western Pacific Ocean. Its nocturnal burrowing is important for the recycling of nutrients in the mangrove ecosystem, although it is sometimes considered a pest of fish and prawn farms. [more]

At least 5 species and subspecies belong to the Genus Thalassina.

More info about the Genus Thalassina may be found here.

Sources

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Last Revised: August 26, 2014
2014/08/26 04:18:50