Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID4965
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusEriocheir
Speciessinensis
Common NameChinese mitten crab
CountryCanada
StateONT
LocalityLake Erie, north shore at Port Stanley, Ontario
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLake Erie
HUC8 Number04120200
Map
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Collection Day24
Collection Month5
Collection Year1973
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusunknown
Reference 1
Ref. Number:1379
Author:Horwath, J.L.
Date:1989
Title:Importation or shipment of injurious wildlife: mitten crabs.
Journal:U.S. Federal Register
Volume:54
Issue:98
Pages:22286-89
Reference 2
Ref. Number:9299
Author:Nepszy, S.J., and J.H. Leach
Date:1973
Title:Chinese mitten crabs in lake Erie
Journal:Ontario Fish and Wildlife Review
Volume:12
Issue:1-2
Pages:17-18
Record TypeLiterature
VerifierDr. D. Barr, Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1 male
Size68.7 width, 60 mm length, 145.8 g


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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