Female Abdomen

This is an image of the abdomen of a female horseshoe crab.

This is an image of the abdomen of a female horseshoe crab.

This picture shows the abdomen of a female horseshoe crab. You can see the six flaps on the abdomen. The first pair acts as a cover for the genital pores, through which the sperm or eggs are released.

The additional five flaps cover the book gills that the horseshoe crab uses to breath and to propel itself through the water.

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