Platymera gaudichaudii

Alternate names: armed box crab, Mursia gaudichaudii, Platymera californiensis

Author: H. Milne Edwards, 1837


General: Distinctively wide, compressed claws and prominent horn like spines on the lateral edges of the carapace.

Size: Caprapace (without spines) to 9 cm.

Geographic Information

Habitat description: Benthic.

Published depth range: 40 - 400 m

Ocean range (global): Southern British Columbia to Chile.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia of Life

Tree of Life

World Register of Marine Species

National Center for Biotechnology Information

Clark, R. (unpublished) West Coast Slope Invertebrates Juan de Fuca Strait to Baja California (And Southern California Shelf).

Citation: Platymera gaudichaudii (H. Milne Edwards, 1837) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2021-09-24.
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