Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs

  • John T. Tanacredi
  • Mark L. Botton
  • David Smith

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. D. M. Rudkin, G. A. Young
      Pages 25-44
    3. Jaime Zaldívar-Rae, René Elías Sapién-Silva, Martha Rosales-Raya, H. Jane Brockmann
      Pages 97-113
    4. Carl N. Shuster Jr., Koichi Sekiguchi
      Pages 115-129
    5. G. S. Ehlinger, R. A. Tankersley
      Pages 149-162
    6. Ming-Che Yang, Chang-Po-Chen, Hwey-Lian Hsieh, Hui Huang, Chaolun Allen Chen
      Pages 163-181
    7. H. Jane Brockmann, Matthew Denman Smith
      Pages 199-221
    8. Robert B. Barlow
      Pages 223-235
    9. P. Hajeb, A. Christianus, Sh. Shakiba Zadeh, C.R. Saad
      Pages 237-247
  3. Conservation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Gary Kreamer, Stewart Michels
      Pages 299-313
    3. Thomas J. Novitsky
      Pages 315-329
    4. Paul K.S. Shin, HiuYan Li, Siu Gin Cheung
      Pages 347-360
    5. Jim Berkson, Chang-Po Chen, Jayant Mishra, Paul Shin, Braddock Spear, Jaime Zaldívar-Rae
      Pages 465-475
    6. Martin P. Schreibman, Chester B. Zarnoch
      Pages 501-511
    7. Ruth H. Carmichael, Emily Gaines, Zacharia Sheller, Amanda Tong, Amanda Clapp, Ivan Valiela
      Pages 521-534
    8. Shuigen Hong, Xian Zhang, Yingjun Zhao, Yongzhuang Xie, Yunwu Zhang, Huaxi Xu
      Pages 535-540
    9. C.-P. Chen, H.-L. Hsieh, A. Chen, H.-Y. Yeh, P.-F. Lin, W. Wang
      Pages 543-557
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 641-662

About this book


Biology and Conservation of Horseshoe Crabs, edited by Dr. John T. Tanacredi, Dr. Mark L. Botton, and Dr. David R. Smith, offers proceedings from a ground-breaking 2007 international symposium at Dowling College on the science and conservation of the horseshoe crab. Horseshoe crabs are well-known as "living fossils" with a geological history covering hundreds of millions of years and an ancestry reaching back 455 million years to the doorstep of the Cambrian. In spite of this longevity, each species now faces common and growing threats. Loss of essential spawning habitat due to erosion and shoreline development, coastal pollution, and overfishing all threaten horseshoe crab populations. Symposium participants from around the world gathered to share knowledge, present research results, and identify conservation challenges facing horseshoe crabs. This shared international knowledge and experience is presented here as a beginning in our collective efforts to conserve the world’s horseshoe crab species. Throughout the book, the reader will find results of new studies, and authoritative reviews on the science and conservation of all four of the world’s horseshoe crab species.

About the editors:

Dr. John T. Tanacredi is Chair and Professor of Earth and Marine Sciences at Dowling College. He is a Research Associate in the Invertebrate Zoology Department at the American Museum of Natural History.

Dr. Mark L. Botton is a Professor of Biology at Fordham University.

Dr. David R. Smith is a Research Biological Statistician for the U.S. Geological Survey.


Biome Ecology Erosion Sediment aquaculture ecosystem ecosystems water quality

Editors and affiliations

  • John T. Tanacredi
    • 1
  • Mark L. Botton
    • 2
  • David Smith
    • 3
  1. 1.Dept. Earth & Marine SciencesDowling CollegeLong IslandUSA
  2. 2.Dept. Natural SciencesFordham UniversityNew YorkU.S.A.
  3. 3.Leetown Science Center, Aquatic Ecology Lab.US Geological SurveyKearneysvilleU.S.A.

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