Sunday Sketch: Tuna Crab

Tuna crabs (aka the pelagic red crab) live in the Pacific Ocean, and are named as such because they are the tuna fishes’ favorite snack to eat! Many tuna crabs live deep in the ocean to avoid predators, and baby tuna crabs are translucent, also aiding in their avoidance of animals who want to eat them.

Art and fact by Squidtoons- Dana Song and Garfield Kwan

[Edited by Isabelle McDonald]


Alverson, F.G. (1963). The food of yellowfin and skipjack tunas in Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean. Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission Bulletin, (7) 5:293-396.

Aurioles-Gamboa, D. (1992) Inshore-offshore movements of Pelogic red crabs Pleuroncodes planipes (Decapoda, Anomura, Galatheidae) Off the Pacific Coast of Baja California Sur, Mexico. Crustaceana. 62: 71-84.

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