Bycatch: Gulf Calico Crab

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Bycatch: Gulf Calico Crab

The gulf calico crab, Hepatus epheliticus, is covered in spots and has flat claws.


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FWC Facts:
Horseshoe crabs are important to the biomedical industry because components of their blood thicken in the presence of small amounts of bacterial toxins.

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