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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758) 
AphiaID: 150514

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorChelicerata (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMerostomata (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorXiphosurida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulinae (Subfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus (Genus)
Status accepted
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus O.F. Müller, 1785
Synonymised
names
  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus albus Bosc, 1802 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus americanus Leach, 1819 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus cyclops Fabricius, 1793 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus occidentalis Lamarck, 1801 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLimulus sowerbii Leach, 1815 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMonoculus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758 (Monoculus was a hybrid genus and was eventually suppressed, the species was transferred to Limulus)
Sources  basis of record North East Atlantic Taxa (look up in IMIS[details]

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Vernacular
Names
 
Language   Name 
English Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorhorseshoe crab  [details]
Environment marine
Distribution 
From regional or thematic species database
Germany
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorGermany (introduced: alien[details]
From other sources
North Atlantic Ocean
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGulf of Maine [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth East Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorNorth West Atlantic [details]
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorWest North Atlantic [details]
North Sea
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorGerman Bight (introduced: alien[details]
Links Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDelivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe (DAISIE) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Barcode of Life (12 barcodes) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (549 publications) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Encyclopedia of Life 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo GenBank (8716 nucleotides; 305 proteins) 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo IUCN Red List 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo USNM Invertebrate Zoology Decapod Collection 
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo ITIS
Notes 
From regional or thematic species database
Trusted: edited by a thematic editorIntroduced species vector dispersal in Germany (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDistribution Gulf of Maine to Gulf of Mexico [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:150514
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
2005-04-04 08:20:42Z  created  Cuvelier, Daphne
2008-01-04 16:28:44Z  changed  van der Land, Jacob
2010-02-19 16:39:15Z  checked  Boxshall, Geoff
  
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  Citation: Boxshall, G. (2014). Limulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=150514 on 2014-10-01
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