Invasive SpeciesGreen crab

Carcinus maenas
FOUND by mariebon
2017-10-22
Hampton
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Deborah B
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The crab was a brown color with a green hue, had five spines, etc. All indicative of a green crab.
Photo of my evidence.
The crab was a brown color with a green hue, had five spines, etc. All indicative of a green crab.
Photo of my evidence.
The crab was a brown color with a green hue, had five spines, etc. All indicative of a green crab.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Carcinus maenas
Common name:
Green crab
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.000000 °
Longitude: 
W -70.812066 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Hampton Harbor
Trip date: 
Sun, 2017-10-22 01:40
Town or city: 
Hampton
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Piscataqua
Time of low tide: 

Comments

The pictures were spot on and the details were clear. Congrats!

Nice clear pictures and well done on the ID. Don't forget to look at the shell shape - it's a good diagnostic to use in addition to the number of spines (color is helpful but can be variable).

Hi mariebon,

These are clear and detailed photos! We love the creativity behind the sampling method photo as well, but unfortunately, we are not allowed to have it on the website. Could you send a different photo of your fieldwork the area that you sampled? Just click on the link that says "make photo correction," and we'll add it to your observation right away. Also, you may want to double check your coordinates. The map shows that you were sampling in a group of trees right next to a busy road. Is that correct? You can reply to this comment with the exact coordinates, and we will fix that, too.

Thanks!
~The VS Team