Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID4889
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusCarcinus
Speciesmaenas
Common Namegreen crab
StateCA
CountyMarin
LocalityDrakes Estero [Drakes Bay, W of Point Reyes Sta]
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameTomales-Drake Bays
HUC8 Number18050005
HUC10 NameDrakes Bay-Frontal Pacific Ocean
HUC10 Number1805000505
HUC12 NameDrakes Estero
HUC12 Number180500050501
Map
+
Collection Day16
Collection Month9
Collection Year1993
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:9260
Author:Grosholz, E.D., and G.M. Ruiz
Date:1995
Title:Spread and potential impact of the recently introduced European green crab, Carcinus maenas, in central California.
Journal:Marine Biology
Volume:122
Pages:239-247
Commentsone male, 8 females
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierE.D. Grosholz, UC-Davis
Freshwater/MarineMarine
Number Collected9
Year Classadult
Size43 - 58 mm


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/23/2021].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.