Male with barnacles

Barnicles on a Horseshoe Crab

Barnicles on a Horseshoe Crab

The picture above shows the underside of a male horseshoe crab. In this picture your can see the shape of the front claw (looks like a boxers glove) which is the way to identify the sex of horseshoe crabs.

This particular male is incrusted with barnicles.While this doesn’t hurt the horsehoe crab, it is typical of male horseshoe crabs here on the east coast of Florida

David Hodgson (32 Posts)