Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1697368
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusCarcinus
Speciesmaenas
Common Namegreen crab
StateAK
LocalityBeaches of Metlakatla
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameKetchikan
HUC8 Number19010102
HUC10 NameBostwick Inlet-Frontal Nichols Passage
HUC10 Number1901010207
HUC12 NamePort Chester-Frontal Nichols Passage
HUC12 Number190101020704
Map
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Collection Month7
Collection Year2022
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed current
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:38229
Author:Miller, R.
Date:2022
Title:For the first time, live invasive green crabs have been found in Alaska
Publisher:Alaska Public Media
CommentsDead crabs found earlier in the month; subsequent searches led to discovery of live crabs
Record TypeLiterature
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierMetlakatla Division of Fish and Wildlife
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected13


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/27/2022].

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