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Taxonavigation: Majoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Heterotremata
Superfamilia: Majoidea

Familia: Majidae
Subfamilia: Majinae
Genera: Alcomaja – Choniognathus – Holthuija – Kasagia – Maja – Majella – Neomaja – Ovimaja – Paramaja – Paramaya – Planaja – Rathbunaja – Sakaija – Schizophroida – Seiitaoides


Majinae Samouelle, 1819

Type genus: Maja Lamarck, 1801


  • Samouelle, G. 1819. The entomologists' useful compendium; or an introduction to the knowledge of British Insects, comprising the best means of obtaining and preserving them, and a description of the apparatus generally used; together with the genera of Linné, and modern methods of arranging the Classes Crustacea, Myriapoda, spiders, mites and insects, from their affinities and structure, according to the views of Dr. Leach. Also an explanation of the terms used in entomology; a calendar of the times of appearance and usual situations of near 3,000 species of British Insects; with instructions for collecting and fitting up objects for the microscope. Thomas Boys, London, 496 pp., 12 pls. BHL Reference page
  • Ng, P.K.L., Prema, M. & Ravichandran, S. 2018. A new species of deep-water spider crab of the genus Paramaya De Haan, 1837 from the Bay of Bengal, India (Crustacea, Brachyura, Majidae). ZooKeys 769: 77–88. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.769.26152. Reference page
  • Ng, P.K.L. & Richer de Forges, B. 2015. Revision of the spider crab genus Maja Lamarck, 1801 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Majoidea: Majidae), with descriptions of seven new genera and 17 new species from the Atlantic and Indo-West Pacific. The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 63: 110–225. PDF. Reference page