Specimen Information

Carcinus maenas
Carcinus maenas
(green crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Specimen ID154646
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusCarcinus
Speciesmaenas
Common Namegreen crab
StateMD
CountyWorcester
LocalityOcean City (Range expands 4 mi N or S of the Ocean City inlet)
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameChincoteague
HUC8 Number02040303
Map
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Collection Month9
Collection Year1996
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
CommentsInformation from Al Wesche, MDDNR. This was their first record of the green crab in MD in their sampling regime, where they did monthly trawl and seine study.
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/28/2020].

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