Tachypleus tridentatus Leach, 1891. OTHER COMMON NAMES
English: Eastern horseshoe crab, three-spine horseshoe crab PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
The Japanese horseshoe crab has a large body and relatively small compound eyes. Males average approximately 20 in (51 cm) in length, and females are approximately 23.6 in (60 cm) long. The prosomatic carapace is domed. The opisthosomatic carapace is hexagonal but not strongly elongated, and spines protrude from its margins. This horseshoe crab is greenish gray.
Was this article helpful?
Diabetes is a disease that affects the way your body uses food. Normally, your body converts sugars, starches and other foods into a form of sugar called glucose. Your body uses glucose for fuel. The cells receive the glucose through the bloodstream. They then use insulin a hormone made by the pancreas to absorb the glucose, convert it into energy, and either use it or store it for later use. Learn more...