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Horseshoe Crab

Limulus Polyphemus

Description:

Marine arthropods. Because of their origin 450 million years ago, they are considered living fossils.

Habitat:

Primarily in and around shallow ocean waters on soft sandy or muddy bottoms. They occasionally come to shore to mate.

Notes:

Several horseshoe crabs were on this beach matting.

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2 Comments

sara.degroot
sara.degroot 6 years ago

Hi Lauren, thanks!
I unfortunately didn't get any pictures of them mating, but a lot of them were!


LaurenZarate
LaurenZarate 6 years ago

Great picture! Did you happen to get any pictures of them mating?

sara.degroot
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sara.degroot

Delaware, USA

Spotted on Jun 12, 2014
Submitted on Jun 17, 2014

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