Topyaps Logo

Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo Topyaps Logo

Topyaps menu

Responsive image

Horseshoe Crabs, Creatures With 10 Eyes And Shallow Combat Helmets, May Go Extinct Soon

Published on 6 July, 2017 at 11:00 am By

Ever wondered if an animal could have 10 eyes? This may appear to be an unknown fact for many, however, it is true. Even zoologists are astonished by the unique features of horseshoe crabs.


Advertisement

Every year in May and June, these animals crawl to the beach to mate and bury their eggs. Research reveals that this practice by horseshoe crabs is as old as 445 million years old. The crabs have survived four mass extinctions and are believed to be rare living fossils of their own kind. The crabs are also distinctly related to scorpions and spiders.

They usually copulate on the beach. During the epoch when horseshoe carbs were evolving, land animals did not come into existence. Therefore, their eggs, that were laid on the beach, remained safe and evolution continued.

The crabs have survived four mass extinctions
indiatimes.in

 

Not many people know but horseshoe crabs are unique creatures with 10 eyes and carry blood that has saved innumerable human lives – including yours.



Every single crab is colored glossy green brown and has a shape of a shallow combat helmet. They are born with a six-inch long spine sticking out. Mostly, horseshoe crabs look alike, though males and females have many distinctions. The limbs of the males end in pincers while female carapaces are linked to thousands of pale green eggs.

They have 10 eyes and carry the blood that has saved innumerable human lives
indiatimes.in

 

According to a report, Conservation ecologist John Tanacredi, director of the Center for Environmental Research and Coastal Oceans Monitoring at Molloy College in New York,says,


Advertisement

These animals walked below the legs of brontosaurus at some point in time, they really should be the paradigm for survival and sustainability.


Advertisement

 

Advertisement

Latest Stories

Superstar Rajinikath’s Super Cop Movie Darbar Leaked Online by Tamirockers

Superstar Rajinikath’s Super Cop Movie Darbar Leaked Online by Tamirockers


Akshay Kumar’s Latest Movie Good Newwz Leaked By Tamilrockers After Its Release

Akshay Kumar’s Latest Movie Good Newwz Leaked By Tamilrockers After Its Release


Salman Khan Starrer ‘Dabangg 3’ Leaked Online By Tamilrockers

Salman Khan Starrer ‘Dabangg 3’ Leaked Online By Tamilrockers


Bollywood Reacts on Twitter on Anti CAA Protests Across Nation

Bollywood Reacts on Twitter on Anti CAA Protests Across Nation


Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Leaked Online By Tamilrockers

Jumanji: The Next Level Movie Leaked Online By Tamilrockers


Advertisement

Most Searched

More From Animals

Popular on The Web