Horseshoe crab

Description
Horseshoe crabs are the closest living relatives of the extinct trilobites, and are more closely related to spiders than they are to crabs. Unusually, their blood is bright blue and it has properties that are very useful to the medical sector.
Accession Loan No.
326/2007/1
Collection Class
Arthropods
Common Name
horseshoe crab
Simple Name
crustacean: crab
Full Name
LIMULIDAE: Limulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758): Atlantic horseshoe crab
Family Group

Phylum
ARTHROPODA
Family
LIMULIDAE
Genus
Limulus
Species
polyphemus

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