Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda

6. July 2007

Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda

Horseshoe crabs are rightfully described as living fossils, because their ancesters populated the warm flat seas about 500 million years ago.The description of the horseshoe crab is misleading because their next relatives are arachnids and not the crabs. The Moluccan-horseshoe crab that is being presented, comes from southeast Asia and lives in coastal ranges from India to Indonesia. It can reach a length to 30cm and is therefor suitable for aquarium keeping. However a good portion of salt should be added to the water. With a conductivity of 6 mS/cm, they are expressed lively in our plant.(Photo F. Schäfer, Text K. Diehl)

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Herkunft Indien - Indonesien