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Horseshoe Crabs in Hong Kong

Horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong

Where can I find horseshoe crabs in Hong Kong?

[Local distribution of juvenile horseshoe crabs]
Local distribution of juvenile horseshoe crabs

Adult horseshoe crabs occur in shallow to deep local waters. Occasionally they were fished up by trawlers fishing in waters off Sai Kung, Lamma Island, Lantau Island and elsewhere. Juvenile horseshoe crabs are found on some sandy beaches or mudflats in Deep Bay and Lantau Island. Besides, during the breeding season, you can easily find horseshoe crabs in the tanks of some seafood restaurants.

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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013