Parthenopidae

plural noun
Par·​the·​nop·​i·​dae | \ˌpärthəˈnäpəˌdē\

Definition of Parthenopidae 

: a widely distributed family of spider crabs with long heavy chelipeds

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History and Etymology for Parthenopidae

New Latin, from Parthenope, type genus + -idae

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