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

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