Squat-lobster Eumunida picta

Creature with 8 skinny legs balances on an outcrop of frilly, spiny corals in deep ocean.

Detailed Description

The bright red squat-lobster (Eumunida picta) is often seen among the live coral colonies, with their arms raised to grab anything edible that passes by.


Image Dimensions: 2272 x 1704

Date Taken:

Location Taken: US


NOAA-OER Florida Deep Corals, Brooke et al., 2005