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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

jennifersharpe

Date

January 31, 2015 02:48 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Never seen this washed up on the beach before.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

keimwj

Date

May 30, 2009 02:14 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

30 May 2009.
Slaughter Beach, Sussex Co, DE

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

taylorellis

Date

December 27, 2014 03:13 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Dead juveniles washed up at Bald Point state park.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

kpmcfarland

Date

December 29, 2014 03:56 PM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

rsoriachav

Date

December 15, 2014 05:55 PM CST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crabs Family Limulidae

Date

December 17, 2014 02:32 PM CST

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Bellbird Limulus polyphemus

Observer

schmechf

Date

December 2, 2014 04:56 PM NZDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Heard only, not seen. Called several times.

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crabs Family Limulidae

Observer

cllanosgeog315

Date

November 23, 2014 02:35 PM PST

Description

Some kind of manta ray or sting ray

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

jfryan

Date

November 22, 2014 08:49 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

sarka

Date

May 20, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Larval form.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Date

November 11, 2014 08:32 AM EST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found it next to the sidewalk in Ash Creek Estuary.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

danielgeorge

Date

December 26, 2013 12:56 PM PST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Shell had washed ashore - Superstorm Sandy had moved quite a bit of debris around this landscape.

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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.

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