WoRMS taxon details

Limulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758)

150514  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:150514)

accepted
Species
Limulus albus Bosc, 1802 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Limulus americanus Leach, 1819 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Limulus cyclops Fabricius, 1793 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Limulus occidentalis Lamarck, 1801 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Limulus sowerbii Leach, 1815 (listed as synonym by Dunlop et al., 2012)
Monoculus polyphemus Linnaeus, 1758 (Monoculus was a hybrid genus and was eventually suppressed, the species was transferred to Limulus)
marine
Not documented
Distribution Gulf of Maine to Gulf of Mexico  
Distribution Gulf of Maine to Gulf of Mexico [details]
WoRMS (2018). Limulus polyphemus (Linnaeus, 1758). Accessed at: http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=150514 on 2018-07-22
Date
action
by
2005-04-04 08:20:42Z
created
2008-01-04 16:28:44Z
changed
2010-02-19 16:39:15Z
checked

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basis of record Hansson, H. (2004). North East Atlantic Taxa (NEAT): Nematoda. Internet pdf Ed. Aug 1998., available online at http://www.tmbl.gu.se/libdb/taxon/taxa.html [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source van der Land, J. (ed). (2008). UNESCO-IOC Register of Marine Organisms (URMO). , available online at http://www.marinespecies.org/urmo/ [details]   

additional source Meinkoth, N.A. 1981. Field guide to North American seashore creatures. The Audubon Society. Alfred A. Knopf. New York. 799 p. [details]   

additional source Pollock, L.W. (1998). A practical guide to the marine animals of northeastern North America. Rutgers University Press. New Brunswick, New Jersey & London. 367 pp., available online at http://books.google.com/books?id=i1AmT31cuR4C  [details]   

additional source Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). , available online at http://www.itis.gov [details]   

context source (Introduced species) Katsanevakis, S.; Bogucarskis, K.; Gatto, F.; Vandekerkhove, J.; Deriu, I.; Cardoso A.S. (2012). Building the European Alien Species Information Network (EASIN): a novel approach for the exploration of distributed alien species data. BioInvasions Records. 1: 235-245., available online at http://easin.jrc.ec.europa.eu [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 
 
 Present  Inaccurate  Introduced: alien  Containing type locality 
 

From regional or thematic species database
Introduced species vector dispersal in Germany (Nation) : Individual release: deliberate release by individuals [details]

From other sources
Distribution Gulf of Maine to Gulf of Mexico [details]
 

LanguageName 
English horseshoe crab  [details]