Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda (Latreille, 1802)
Mangrove horseshoe crab
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Family:  Limulidae ()
Max. size:  40 cm TL (male/unsexed)
Environment:  benthopelagic; brackish; marine
Distribution:  Indo-West Pacific. Tropical to subtropical.
Biology:  Found in mangrove swamps (Ref. 70). Breeds in freshwater streams (Ref. 68). Prefer to lay eggs on calm beaches with sandy to muddy bottoms (Ref. 127122).
IUCN Red List Status: Data deficient (DD); Date assessed: 01 August 1996 Ref. 123251)
Threat to humans:  harmless
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Entered by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 10.12.05
Modified by: Sorongon-Yap, Patricia - 21.10.10

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