Invasive SpeciesAsian shore crab

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
NOT FOUND by crabbydestroyers
2017-10-26
Georgetown
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Field Notes
We got on the bus at 8:30 am and arrived at Todd’s Landing around 8:50 am At Todd’s Landing, we found a good amount of crabs. Then, we got back on the bus to head to Griffin’s Landing. At Griffin’s Landing, we went down to this tiny peninsula to put our quadrant there. We heard the waves crashing, the water rippling, and of course the rain. Once we started looking for crab, it smelled like saltwater. Once we finished our quadrant work, we went up to the lagoon and took out the third trap. We found three juvenile lobsters, a cunner fish, and a bunch of green crabs. Even though it was raining, we had a great time.
Supporting Evidence
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I know this is a green crab because. It has a pentagon shape carapace and not a box shape carapace.
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I know this isn't an Asian shore crab because. It doesn't have banded legs.
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I know this is a green crab because. It has 5 spines instead of 3 spines.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
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Scientific name:
Hemigrapsus sanguineus
Common name:
Asian shore crab
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.784962 °
Longitude: 
W -69.721963 °
Observation Site Information
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Habitat: 
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Name:
Reid State Park river
Trip date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 09:00
Town or city: 
Georgetown
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Ecosystem: 
Coastal
Watershed: 
Sheepscot
Time of low tide: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 10:16
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