Eriocheir sinensis
Eriocheir sinensis
(Chinese mitten crab)

4 results for Eriocheir sinensis (Chinese mitten crab)

Impact ID Scientific Name Impact Type Study Type Study Location Impact Description Reference
2370 Eriocheir sinensis Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Eriocheir sinensis burrows extensively and this can result in river bank collapse. 9300
2372 Eriocheir sinensis Habitat Alteration Observational Field The burrowing by Eriocheir sinensis creates bank destabilization, erosion, and bank... 13531
2401 Eriocheir sinensis Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A Eriocheir sinensis can cause damage to aquatic vegetation while feeding. 15832
2402 Eriocheir sinensis Habitat Alteration Anecdotal N/A The extensive burrowing habits of Eriocheir sinensis could change the substrate... 16671

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/31/2023].

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