Further Reading and Limulus Links

Articles, publications and helpful websites about horseshoe crabs.


Horseshoe Crab Sea Stats Adobe PDF 

A Review of the Biology and Management of Horseshoe Crabs, with Emphasis on Florida Populations

Conservation Status of the American horseshoe crab, (Limulus polyphemus):  a regional assessment Adobe PDF


Limulus Links:

Spring 2017 FL Horseshoe Crab Watch-"Linked with Limulus" summaryExternal Website

Florida Horseshoe Crab Watch is a new citizen science initiative which empowers trained volunteers to assist in taking scientifically sound data on horseshoe crabs. 


The Horseshoe CrabExternal Website

The Ecological Research & Development Group (ERDG), founded in 1995, is a 501(c)3 non-profit wildlife conservation organization whose primary focus is the conservation of the world's four horseshoe crab species.


The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries CommissionExternal Website

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission oversees management efforts by states with American horseshoe crab populations.

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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