Classification
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  • Japanese
    • カブトガニ綱
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 肢口綱
  • Scientific Names
    • Merostomata
  • Spanish
    • Cangrejos cacerola
  • English
    • Horseshoe Crabs and Sea Scorpions

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Recent observations

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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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troutbum1374

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July 28, 2015 01:01 AM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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brimbles2

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July 13, 2015 03:32 PM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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July 13, 2015 02:11 PM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

angenette

Date

July 11, 2015 02:12 PM EDT

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Description

Daughter and I found a horseshoe crab at Silver Sands Beach in Milford, CT yesterday swimming in the tide pool.

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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Date

April 6, 2012

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Description

La cacerolita o guitarrita, tiene el cuerpo segmentado en tres lóbulos divididos por surcos longitudinales y patas ventrales de las que surgen apéndices y ojos compuestos. Se le encuentra en el Golfo de México, a lo largo de las costas del Atlántico Norte y en la costa norte de Vietnam. Puede alcanzar los 50 cm, y se alimenta de moluscos, gusanos y otros invertebrados. Pasa gran parte de su vida enterrado en la arena, donde captura a sus presas.

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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quinn43

Date

June 30, 2015 04:30 AM PDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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rmedina

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May 14, 2014 02:07 AM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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reynoldsj13

Date

June 29, 2015 05:04 PM EDT

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Description

Washburn Island

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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dpom

Date

January 4, 2013 05:30 AM PST

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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sjwiggins85

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the past

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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adfergus

Date

May 31, 2015 06:36 AM EDT

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Description

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

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

rivers2reefs2015

Date

June 18, 2015 11:40 AM EDT

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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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