Horseshoe Crabs

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Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge - Organisms of Chincoteague
... some have been recorded to survive up to the age of fourteen Horseshoe crab (Limulus Polyphemus) Appearance dark toned exoskeleton (covers entire body) Horseshoe crabs ... This species of crab has a strange similarity to spiders due to its multiple pairs of eyes ... Horseshoe crabs typically feed on razor clams and other shellfish though horseshoe crabs are hunted by many species of shore birds as well as trout, flounder and other crabs Black Skimmer (Rynchops niger ...
Chelicerata
... major subdivisions of the phylum (or superphylum) Arthropoda, and includes horseshoe crabs, scorpions, spiders and mites ... The surviving marine species include the four species of xiphosurans (horseshoe crabs), and possibly the 1,300 species of pycnogonids (sea spiders), if the latter are chelicerates ... While the marine horseshoe crabs rely on external fertilization, air-breathing chelicerates use internal but usually indirect fertilization ...
Arthropod Eye - Evolution - Horseshoe Crab
... The horseshoe crab has traditionally been used in investigations into the eye, because it has relatively large ommatidia with large nerve fibres (making them easy to experiment on) ... Indeed the horseshoe crabs are often considered to be living fossils ... Horseshoe crabs have two large compound eyes on the sides of its head ...
Chirotherium - Paleobiology
... trackways were found alongside those of early horseshoe crabs ... The horseshoe crabs were likely breeding along the intertidal zone while the Chirotherium track maker preyed on them during low tide ... Macrocnemus, represented by the ichnogenus Rhynchosauroides, likely fed on the horseshoe crabs' eggs ...
Mangrove Horseshoe Crab - Distribution and Habitat
... These horseshoe crabs can be found to exist throughout the Southeast Asia region in shallow waters with soft, sandy bottoms or extensive mud flats ... The mangrove horseshoe crab is benthopelagic, spending most of its life close to or at the bottom of a body of their brackish, swampy water habitat, such ... habitat for which it gains its common name mangrove horseshoe crab ...

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