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Limulus General Characteristics

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General Characteristics of Limulus

  • It is commonly known as king-crab and is a marine arthropod
  • Body is comprised of cephalothorax and abdomen
  • Cephalothorax (prosoma) is broad, covered by horse shoe shaped carapace
  • Abdomen comprises of six segments and bear 6 pairs of flattened and plate-like appendages
  • First pair of appendage is united to form a genital operculum
  • Remaining five pairs bear book gills for respiration
  • Excretion through coxal glands
  • Development through trilobite larva

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