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Life History and Behaviour

Life History and Behaviour

What and how do they eat?

[A juvenile horseshoe crab feeds on a beach, leaving a long trail on the sand.]
A juvenile horseshoe crab feeds on a beach, leaving a long trail on the sand.

[A horseshoe crab is feeding a marine worm.]
A horseshoe crab is feeding a marine worm.
Their favourite prey includes worms, mollusks and dead fish. When crawling on the sea bottom, they use the first pair of their pincer-like legs (i.e. the smaller one) to detect food and use the other ciliated legs to pass the food to the mouth.
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