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Life History and Behaviour

Life History and Behaviour

Where do horseshoe crabs live?

[Habitats of horseshoe crabs]
Habitats of horseshoe crabs

[Juvenile horseshoe crabs on a sandy beach in Lantau Island]

Juvenile horseshoe crabs on a sandy beach in Lantau Island

Juvenile horseshoe crabs normally spend their first few years on the intertidal habitats, such as sandy beach and mudflat. Then they will move offshore and live in the sea bottom. During breeding season, both male and female horseshoe crabs crowd up on the beach at high tide to mate. After that, they will go back to their living place.

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Last Review Date : 09 August 2013