Red galatheid crab

Red galatheid crabs, often called "pinch-bugs" (family Chirostylidae) are abundant on cobble and rocky slopes of Patton Seamount, and often perch on the branches of gorgonian corals. Image courtesy of Exploring Alaska's Seamounts 2002, NOAA/OER.

Related Links

Exploring Alaska's Seamounts

Exploring Alaska's Seamounts: Crab Adaptations

NOAA Ocean Explorer Gallery