Invasive SpeciesChinese mitten crab

Eriocheir sinensis
NOT FOUND by Guccioysters
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Tom Hennessey and Andrew Perruzzi
Peer reviewed by Keegan Lathrop.
Field Notes
I am happy because we found at least more than one crab.I see waves crashing on rocks. I hear seagulls talking. And smell the salt from the ocean. We were not surprised because we knew that we would not find the Chinese mitten crab because it was not found in Maine yet.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
There was no hair on the claws on the crab we found .
Photo of my evidence.
The crab that we found was not the color the chinese mitten crab.
Photo of my evidence.
We also know that the legs are not as long as the chiness mitten crab
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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N 43.561129 °
W -70.217528 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Beach or dune
Trip Information
Kettle Cove
Trip date: 
Thu, 2018-10-25 08:45
Town or city: 
Cape Elizabeth
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Time of low tide: 


A notch between the eyes is also a good idenfited for the mitten crab. Why might you look for it if you don't expect to find a mitten crab?