Aquatic Nuisance Project
Fact Sheet

Species: Chinese Mitten Crab

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(Eriocheir sinensis)

Poses a potential threat to native invertebrates and to the ecological structure of freshwater and brackish estuarine communities

ANS Examples

European Green Crab

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(Carcinus maenas)

Native distribution is along the coasts of the North and Baltic Seas. Potential competitors for the food sources of native fish and bird species.