Limulus polyphemus

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Limulus polyphemus

The North American horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is the only species of horseshoe crab in the western hemisphere.


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FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs are important to the biomedical industry because components of their blood thicken in the presence of small amounts of bacterial toxins.

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