Cute Little Red Crab


This funny looking little guy is called a tuna crab or pelagic red crab (Pleuroncodes planipes). They normally live in the waters off Baja California, Mexico, but during warm water events they ride the current up northward to Southern and Central California. Their bright red color contrasts beautifully against the amber forest. We saw many of them during our Baja dive trip aboard Nautilus Undersea Hunter

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