The horseshoe crab is one of Florida's most mysterious and fascinating creatures.
Although extensive research has been conducted, much is still unknown about this animal.
This publication discusses the horseshoe crab species Limulus polyphemus, one of four
species of horseshoe crabs and the only species found in North America. Topics covered
include distribution and habitat, description and anatomy, reproduction and life history,
importance of horseshoe crabs, threats, and current management and research efforts.
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