Female Mouth

This is a close-up of a female horseshoe crabs mouth. Here you can get a better view of the small appendages that guide the food into the mouth and also the coarse hair like features on the shoulders that grind up the food and help push it into its mouth.

These coarse hair is not sharp and will cause you no harm to touch.

The yellow section in the middle is the opening of its mouth.

David Hodgson (32 Posts)