Invasive SpeciesChinese mitten crab

Eriocheir sinensis
NOT FOUND by Gucciseaweed
2018-10-25
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by LEG BOSS
Peer reviewed by
Field Notes
It was a beautiful sunny day at Kettle Cove Beach. We did not find it. which is good. We found lots of green crabs big and small and sea potatoes of all sizes. we also found dead mans fingers but, no sign of the mitten crab anywhere. My partner and I thought we had found a baby but it was just a green crab.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is a green crab. we know this because we used our ID card and saw it had 5 and under spikes, so it was invasive and not native and we compared the spikes of the two crabs and it was the green crab spikes instead of the chinese mitten crab.
Photo of my evidence.
(these are all the same crab just different evidence for each square) The claws where different they didn't have the stuff on them. The green crab has no rock looking stuff on the end of there claws.
Photo of my evidence.
The number of spines is different. the green crab has five spines and the Chinese mitten crab has four. The crab we caught or the one up above has five spines, not four.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
Scientific name:
Eriocheir sinensis
Common name:
Chinese mitten crab
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.561129 °
Longitude: 
W -70.217528 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Name:
Kettle Cove
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-10-25 08:45
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
Time of low tide: 
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