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Collections from Storage: A Visit to our Hidden Treasures

Horseshoe Crab
Accession number : 2001.X.23.2
Scientific Name : Limulus polyphemus
English Name : Horseshoe Crab
French Name : Limule
Specimen Nature : dry
Locality Description : Fenwick Island (Delaware, USA)
Date Collected : 10/11/1969

To learn more...

The horseshoe crab is a close relative of spiders and scorpions. The body, covered with a hardened carapace, is divided into three sections: the cephalothorax, on which you can see the small protruding eyes, and abdomen that is followed by a long narrow tail.

Credits : Musée de la nature et des sciences, Sherbrooke

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