Florent's Guide To The

Tropical Reefs

Horseshoe Crab
Horseshoe Crab
Scientific Name: Limulus polyphemus
Family: Limulidae
Category: Horseshoe Crabs
Size: 10 to 20 in. (25 to 50 cm)  
Depth: 1-15 ft. (0-5 m)
Distribution: Florida, Gulf of Mexico, Yucatan peninsula, East Coast of USA
Note: Despite its name, the Horseshoe Crab is more closely related to spiders, ticks, and scorpions than to crabs

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