Covered in barnacles

Photo of male horseshoe crab covered with barnacles.

Photo of male horseshoe crab covered with barnacles.

This photo above shows a male horseshoe crab that is completely covered in barnacles. This does not harm the horseshoe crab and for some reason it seems the males are more likely than female horseshoe crabs to have barnacles on them.

Male horseshoe crabs are smaller than female horseshoe crabs and have special forward appendages that are designed to hang unto the female horseshoe crab while mating.

David Hodgson (32 Posts)


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