A small transponder (sender) injected into the juvenile chinese horseshoe crab, Tachypleus tridentatus, before the release. Lcoation Ha Pak Nai, a wetland area, mud-bank in the Yuen Long District facing Deep Bay, New territories, Hong Kong, China. Horseshoe crabs are not crabs at all, but are most closely related to spiders, scorpions and trilobites. Tachypleus tridentatus is a species of horseshoe crab found in the seas off China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. IUCN status is; data deficient.
This Image is a part of the mission Wild Sea Hong Kong (Wild Wonders of China).