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

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

emory104girl

Date

July 22, 2014 05:41 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Many washed up on shore, already dead.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Mangrove Horseshoe Crab Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda

Observer

d_kluza

Date

July 11, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

hartvillestuff

Date

June 24, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

loloscheiner

Date

June 27, 2014 09:23 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

corbanhemphill

Date

June 21, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Saw hundreds.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

susanelliott

Date

June 7, 2014

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

colinmorita

Date

May 31, 2014 10:28 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

muir

Date

May 25, 2014 12:50 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Horseshoe crabs visible in surf, also several curious-looking dead "embeds" that appear to have walked up on shore, embedded themselves into the sand (presumably to oviposit) and died while doing so.

Photos / Sounds

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

rsoriachav

Date

December 16, 2012

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

horseshoe crabs Family Limulidae

Observer

m_prebus

Date

December 25, 2013

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Horseshoe Crab Limulus polyphemus

Observer

csavy

Date

March 18, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

horseshoe crabs Order Xiphosurida

Observer

tabristabarsi

Date

April 17, 2014

Place

Padang (Google, OSM)
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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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