Blue-bloods of the sea

Amanda from Chicago, USA [creativecommons license] via Wikimedia Commons

Atlantic horseshoe crabs are most commonly found on shallow ocean floors in the Gulf of Mexico and along the northeastern coast of the US. Despite their common name, horseshoe crabs are not crustaceans but marine arthropods, closely related to arachnids.

Lab Anim. (NY) 44, 83 (2015).
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