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Limulus Australis

Jo O'Keefe Copyright 2013. Photos may be used for educational purposes only. Contact me with inquiries.

 

This is Glenn Gauvry's view 1 of L. polyphemus from the Carl Shuster collection. I see two spines counting wing-like flaps on the left and right.
This is Glenn Gauvry's view 1 of L. australis from the Carl Shuster collection. I see five spines, counting wing-like flaps on the left and right.
 
Glenn Gauvry's view 2 of L. polyphemus from the Carl Shuster collection. I see three spines, left, center and right.
Glenn Gauvry's view 2 of L. australis from the Carl Shuster collection. It appears identical to the photo labeled L. polyphemus on the left. I see three spines. Perhaps I mislabeled this image.
 
Glenn Gauvry's view 3 of L. polyphemus from the Carl Shuster collection. I see left, center and right spines.
Glenn Gauvry's view 3 of L. australis from the Carl Shuster collection. It has five spines.
 
Glenn Gauvry's view 4 of L. polyphemus (Left) and L. australis (Right) from the Carl Shuster collection. I see three spines on L. polyphemus. I am not sure where the first and fifth spines are on the right shell. See shell below in comparison.
 
This is Glenn Gauvry's view 5 of L. polyphemus from the Carl Shuster collection. I see three spines.
This is Glenn Gauvry's view 5 of L. australis from the Carl Shuster collection. I see five or six spines.
Edisto Island specimen from 2008. Five spines.
Masonboro Island, NC crab with four clear spines. Limulus australis.
Sunset Beach, NC, crab, five spines, Limulus australis
 
Waties Island, SC
Waties Island, SC
Waties Island, SC
Waties Island, SC
 
Waties Island, SC
Cumberland Island, GA, photo by Gayle Plaia
Georgia, photo by George Kash