Archive for the 'Xiphosurids (Horseshoe Crabs)' Category

Arthrophoto: Limulus polyphemus

Photo: DKoontz

The horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus, is not actually a crab. It is a chelicerate, akin to spiders and scorpions. They have served as a spectacular model organism for research into arthropod vision. In the spring, huge numbers of these animals come ashore on the Mid-to-North Atlantic coast of America to breed.

I have moved.
Arthropoda can now be found here.

Michael Bok is a graduate student studying the visual system of mantis shrimp.

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Bringing in the catch

Santiago Sunset

Serra Malagueta National Park



Pico da Antónia

Porto Mosquito Sunset

Stylomma palmatum

Odontodactylus cultrifer

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