Invasive SpeciesAsian shore crab

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
FOUND by Elmosnails
Cape Elizabeth
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by he said that he liked it and had a lot of info.
Peer reviewed by brendan gutrie
Field Notes
We were at kettle cove on a windy cold day.I am happy because we found a lot of asian shore crabs. problem we ran into were different types of crabs and had to compare the to different species of crabs.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
we think this is a asian shore crab because its shell and body is covered in stripes and dots of tan and black which is what a asian shore crab has on its body.
Photo of my evidence.
another reason we think we found it is because it was in a wet, rocky, and full of seaweed area which is the habitat of a asian shore crab.
Photo of my evidence.
we know this is a male asian shore crab because is has a small triangle on its under side where a female has a big triangle.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Common name:
Asian shore crab
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.561175 °
W -70.217571 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
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: 


Yes! Striped legs and the square shaped shell are good diagnostics for the Asian shore crab.