General: Reddish with short, stout claws (compare to Munida quadrispina).
Size: Carapace to 50 mm.
Ocean range (global): San Francisco, California to Baja California.
Published depth range: 45 - 90 m. In recent years, MBARI researchers have observed these crabs much deeper than the reported depth.
Habitat description: Benthic, and can be found free-swimming in the water column.
ReferencesEncyclopedia of Life
Tree of Life
World Register of Marine Species
National Center for Biotechnology Information
Jensen, G.C. (1995). Pacific Coast Crabs and Shrimps. Sea Challengers, Monterey, California. 87 pp.
Citation: Pleuroncodes planipes (Stimpson, 1860) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/mbari.org/dsg/view/concept/Pleuroncodes%20planipes. Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2018-03-21.