Gallery description : horseshoe crab

The average weight of the horseshoe crab is 1kg - 4.5kg (2.2lbs - 9.9lbs). Horseshoe Crab usually inhabits muddy bottoms of shallow water. It has a shell skin type. The preferred food type is omnivore. Horseshoe Crab which scientific name is limulidae has a size 20cm - 60cm (8in - 24in).

Facts about horseshoe crabs
NameHorseshoe Crab
PredatorsSharks, sea turtles, humans
Weight1kg - 4.5kg (2.2lbs - 9.9lbs)
Skin TypeShell
ColourBlack. brown, yellow, tan, silver, white
Average Litter Size90,000
Size (L)20cm - 60cm (8in - 24in)
Conservation StatusLeast concern
Distinctive FeaturesArmoured shell with long, thin tail
Number of Species4
HabitatMuddy bottoms of shallow water
Main PreyWorms, molluscs, crustaceans
Common NameHorseshoe crab
Scientific NameLimulidae
Image Details
Description Horseshoe crab. Description Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda (mangrove horseshoe crab).jpg
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