Specimen Information

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
(Asian shore crab)

Specimen ID1695314
Common NameAsian shore crab
LocalityDelaware Seashore State Park
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameChincoteague
HUC8 Number02040303
HUC10 NameFenwick Island-Assateague Island-Atlantic Ocean
HUC10 Number0204030306
HUC12 NameDelaware and Maryland Coastal Area-Atlantic Ocean
HUC12 Number020403030601
Collection Day4
Collection Month4
Collection Year2021
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed current
CommentsNoted 3 deceased crabs within high-tide wrack line, roughly 11 feet from water level. Additional 2 live crabs discovered on shoreline at water level. Discovered at first dune crossing north of the inlet from Delaware Seashore State Park parking lot area, noted dispersed southward to the inlet.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierKristyn Small
Number Collected5


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2023]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/4/2023].

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