Pleuroncodes planipes

Alternate names: pelagic red crab

Author: Stimpson, 1860


General: Reddish with short, stout claws (compare to Munida quadrispina).

Size: Carapace to 50 mm.

Geographic Information

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.

Additional Information


Encyclopedia 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, CA. 87 pp.

Citation: Pleuroncodes planipes (Stimpson, 1860) Deep-Sea Guide (DSG) at http://dsg/ Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI). Consulted on 2020-09-25.
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