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  • Belarusian
    • Мерастомавыя
  • Russian
    • Меростомовые
  • 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

Observer

thehaplesshiker

Date

July 11, 2014 10:15 AM CDT

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What

Horseshoe Crabs Family Limulidae

Observer

eliza_browning

Date

November 27, 2012

Description

Dead and washed up on the beach. Lacking tail.

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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mklein

Date

August 14, 2015

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Description

Shell molt found on the beach

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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botanygirl

Date

August 10, 2015 06:36 PM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Date

August 4, 2015

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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susan3

Date

August 1, 2015

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

millerse

Date

August 5, 2015 07:40 AM EDT

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Description

This has to be a horseshoe crab. It appeared to be beached.

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What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

troutbum1374

Date

July 28, 2015 01:01 AM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

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brimbles2

Date

July 13, 2015 03:32 PM EDT

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Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Date

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

Place

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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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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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