Specimen Information

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
(Asian shore crab)
Crustaceans-Crabs
Exotic

Specimen ID850592
GroupCrustaceans-Crabs
GenusHemigrapsus
Speciessanguineus
Common NameAsian shore crab
StateMA
CountySuffolk
LocalityGeorges Island in Boston Harbor
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameCharles
HUC8 Number01090001
HUC10 NameSaugus River-Frontal Broad Sound
HUC10 Number0109000104
HUC12 NameOutlet Saugus River-Frontal Broad Sound
HUC12 Number010900010402
Map
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Collection Day17
Collection Month5
Collection Year2015
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayshipping ballast water
Statusestablished
Comments"Juvenile crabs were very abundant under rocks in the intertidal zone. I believe the species to be Asian shore crab. All individuals looked similar so I assume it was the only species observed."
Record TypePersonal communication
Freshwater/MarineMarine
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [6/2/2020].

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