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Horseshoe Crab

Limulus polyphemus

Description:

We found this in the cricks of Chebeague. although they resemble a crustacean they are in a different subphylum

Habitat:

warm water shallows

Notes:

This was alive which is I hadn't seen before. When I was little I found dead ones but I have never seen one alive before.

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1 Comment

leilabisharat
leilabisharat 9 years ago

Fantastic. What time of year was it? I wonder if they like to come ashore at the Cricks in the spring to lay eggs.

chebeague20
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chebeague20

Maine, USA

Spotted on May 26, 2012
Submitted on Jul 8, 2012

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