TITLE

Horseshoe Crab

PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
World Book Science Dataset;1/1/2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
Horseshoe Crab, a marine arthropod that lives in shallow water. It is also called king crab and helmet crab. It is not a true crab because it has a soft and unsegmented abdomen. It has a horseshoe-shaped carapace (shell) and a spikelike tail. Its eyes are located on the outer edges of the carapace. Six pairs of legs are used for burrowing, swimming, crawling, and catching worms and shellfish, its main sources of food. The female lays eggs on the beach in early summer, and the young hatch in about six weeks.
ACCESSION #
37310069

 

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