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  • Scientific Names
    • Merostomata
  • Spanish
    • Cangrejos cacerola
  • English
    • Horseshoe Crabs and Sea Scorpions

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

rmedina

Date

May 14, 2014 02:07 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

reynoldsj13

Date

June 29, 2015 05:04 PM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Washburn Island

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

dpom

Date

January 4, 2013 05:30 AM PST

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

sjwiggins85

Date

the past

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

adfergus

Date

May 31, 2015 06:36 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

Description

Only a few dying stragglers left but still incredible to see this amazing animal!!

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

rivers2reefs2015

Date

June 18, 2015 11:40 AM EDT

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(Somewhere...)

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Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

gonzalezii

Date

June 2, 2015 02:11 PM CDT

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

cholzapfel

Date

April 17, 2015

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(Somewhere...)

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No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

hadasparag

Date

April 17, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

elviradelange

Date

June 3, 2015 07:40 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

muir

Date

May 31, 2015 02:27 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Horseshoe crab (dead) with an interesting, forked telson. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Telson

Photos / Sounds

P1650532

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

muir

Date

May 31, 2015 02:57 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Horseshoe crabs by the millions and millions washed up in woody detritus along the mud.

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Description from Wikipedia

Merostomata is the name given to a grouping of the extinct Eurypterida (sea scorpions) and the Xiphosura (horseshoe crabs). The term was originally used by James Dwight Dana to refer to Xiphosura only, but was emended by Henry Woodward to cover both groups.

No range data available.