Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department



Life History and Behaviour

Life History and Behaviour

How often do they molt?

[A molting horseshoe crab]
A molting horseshoe crab

[A molt of horseshoe crab]
A molt of horseshoe crab

Horseshoe crabs continue to molt and grow for more than ten years until they reach maturity. Molting occurs several times during the first two to three years and about once a year afterwards.

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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013