Arthropod - Galatheid crab - "Pinchbug"

Photo of a Pinchbug, a crab of the family Chirostylidae, a kind of galatheid crab. These scavenging crabs are often seen on the deep sea floor in abundance around hydrothermal vents, cold seeps, and whale falls.

Photograph from NOAA Ocean Explorer.



Updated: December 5, 2003

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