Anatomy of the Horseshoe Crab

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Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus), by Brandon Woo

Atlantic horseshoe crab (Limulus polyphemus), photo by Brandon Woo

Living Fossil The earliest horseshoe crabs were found 450 million years ago as fossils in strata. Many think of them as crabs and crustaceans when in fact they are more related to spiders and scorpions. Under their enormous shell, their bodies also look more like those of spiders.

Living fossils, horseshoe crab fossils were found from 450 million years ago.

Older Than Dinosaurs

Older Than Dinosaurs

This living fossil is 200 million years older than the oldest dinosaurs, its been on the planet for longer than there have been trees. A true wonder of the natural world.

Every beach loving home would love any of these fun nautical door knobs and knockers! 1. The Octopus  2. The Seahorse 3. Horseshoe Crab 4. Anchors 5. Mermaids 6

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Painting Horseshoe Crab Shells - Kiki Lee's Craft Blog

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Horseshoe Crabs Save Our Lives, So Let's Save Theirs Back | Care2 Causes

Since horseshoe crab blood is so valuable to medical research, let's ensure that laboratories commit to taking better care of these crabs.

Giant horseshoe crab but the caption is hilarious!!!!

Kid:Mommy what is this? Mom:A horseshoe crab. Kid:Is it a horse or a crab? Mom:(nods head in disappointment)

Chinese horseshoe crab , King Crab , Japanese horseshoe crab(Tachypleus tridentatus)カブトガニ

Chinese horseshoe crab , King Crab , Japanese horseshoe crab(Tachypleus tridentatus)カブトガニ

How Do I Dry Out a Horseshoe Crab?

How to Preserve a Dead Horseshoe Crab