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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:
Four species of horseshoe crabs exist today. Only one species, Limulus polyphemus, is found in North America, along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts from Maine to Mexico.

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