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Chinese Mitten Crab
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Invasive Species - Chinese Mitten Crab

Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)

Native to Asia, the mitten crab is identified by the patches of hair its white-tipped claws.

It contributes to predation of native invertebrates and modifies stream banks through burrowing activities that cause bank erosion.

It impacts freshwater food webs at many levels.

For more information, visit the USDA National Invasive Species Information Center.

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