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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:
Just like fish, blue crabs use gills to breathe. But unlike fish, blue crabs can survive out of water for over 24 hours, as long as their gills are kept moist.

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