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Conservation Status

Conservation Status

What are their major threats?

The major threats include:

  1. [In some areas, horseshoe crabs were over-harvested for food, fertilizer and fish bait (by Mike Millard).]
    In some areas, horseshoe crabs were over-harvested for food, fertilizer and fish bait (by Mike Millard).
    Coastal development which causes loss of spawning and nursery grounds;
  2. Pollution which results in lower reproduction and survival rate;
  3. Over-harvesting of the animal for food, fertilizer and fish bait.
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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013