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Explore the Taxonomic Tree

Atlantic Horseshoe Crab

An armored crab with long spike tail washed up on the shore of an Atlantic beach
Common Name
Atlantic horseshoe crab
American horseshoe crab
FWS Focus

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The table below is a high-level overview of the subsequent branches of this taxon, organized by taxonomic level and further subdivided by items that FWS focuses on, either through a regulatory or other capacity. You can change your list view by selecting an option from the overview table:

  • To view all branches of a respective taxonomic level, see the Taxa column.
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Branches of Limulus polyphemus

Taxonomic Level Taxa FWS Focus
Aberration 0
Form 0
Morph 0
Race 0
Stirp 0
Subspecies 0
Unspecified 0
Variety 0
All Subtaxa 0 0

Location in Taxonomic Tree

Kingdom Animalia
Subkingdom Bilateria
Infrakingdom Protostomia
Superphylum Ecdysozoa
Phylum Arthropoda
Subphylum Chelicerata
Class Euchelicerata
Order Xiphosurida
Suborder Limulina
Family Limulidae
Genus Limulus
Species Limulus polyphemus FWS Focus

Viewing: descendants of Limulus polyphemus