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Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) detail 

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An introduction to Hemocyanin

medical illustration of Overview of the ventral anatomy of a Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) as it swims along on its back.
Next medical illustration of Hemocyanin is the oxygen transporter of the Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus). Hemocyanin is contained within the hemolymph, the animal's equivalent to our blood. Hemolymph is a clear liquid that turns blue when saturated with oxygen. That is due to hemocyanin containing copper to bind oxygen.

Deoxygenated Hemoxyanin

Overview of the ventral anatomy of a Horseshoe Crab (Limulus polyphemus) as it swims along on its back.

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