Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID253725
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusEriocheir
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese mitten crab
StateNJ
CountyOcean
LocalityToms River
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMullica-Toms
HUC8 Number02040301
HUC10 NameToms River
HUC10 Number0204030103
HUC12 NameLower Toms River
HUC12 Number020403010306
Map
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Collection Day1
Collection Month6
Collection Year2008
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statuscollected
CommentsMale specimen was found crawling a crab holding pen. Coordinates are approximate.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierSmithsonian Env. Res. Center biologist
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
Size50 mm carapace width


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