Specimen Information

Eriocheir sinensis
Eriocheir sinensis
(Chinese mitten crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Specimen ID166851
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusEriocheir
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese mitten crab
StateMD
LocalityPatapsco River
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameGunpowder-Patapsco
HUC8 Number02060003
Map
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Collection Month5
Collection Year2005
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water | released for food
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:15759
Author:Pelton, T.
Date:2006
Title:Second alien crab identified in waterways.
Publisher:BaltimoreSun.com
Issue:August 8, 2006
Commentsmale; specimen was kept frozen for a year before it was reported; reported after the one collected from the bay in 2006
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
Disposalfrozen
VerifierDr. Yongxu Cheng and Dr. Greg Ruiz
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Number Preserved1
Number of Breeding Males1


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