Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is a marine chelicerate arthropod. Despite its name, it is more closely related to spiders, ticks, and scorpions than to crabs. Horseshoe crabs are most commonly found in the Gulf of Mexico and along the northern Atlantic coast of North America. A main area of annual migration is Delaware Bay, although stray individuals are occasionally found in Europe.The other three species in the family Limulidae are also called horseshoe crabs. The Japanese horseshoe crab (Tachypleus tridentatus) is found in the Seto Inland Sea, and is considered an endangered species because of loss of habitat. Two other species occur along the east coast of India: Tachypleus gigas and Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda. All four are quite similar in form and behavior.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 122g
  • Tempor
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136353482
  • 9786136353487