Monday, August 22, 2005

The forgotten Pycnogonids

So, everyone knows that the Chelicerata sub-phylum includes Scorpions, Spiders and Horseshoe Crabs. But did you know that it also include weird-ass things called Sea Spiders (also known sometimes at Whip Scorpions, and, technically, Pycnogonids)?

The picture to the right is from the Canadian Museum of Nature, although I found it at this great Underwater Gallery. Nice horseshoe crab there, too.

More sea spiders in this gallery.

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