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Atlantic Horseshoe Crab
Limulus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Merostomata »  order Xiphosura - Horseshoe crabs »  family Limulidae - modern horseshoe crab »  genus Limulus

Scientific synonyms

Limulus cyclops
Monoculus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758
Polyphemus occidentalis
Xiphosura americana
Xiphosura polyphemus

Other names

= American Horseshoe Crab
= Horseshoe Crab

IUCN category:Near Threatened

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living fossil

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