Invasive SpeciesAsian shore crab

Hemigrapsus sanguineus
NOT FOUND by teamfire
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by good- fire pandas
Peer reviewed by nice- Camdyn
Field Notes
Field notes: Sadie, Chris, Haley When our team arrived at Reid State Park at 9:15 AM the high temperature of the day was 65 Fahrenheit. We headed to work in a one meter square area. It was raining that day so it was hard to walk down to our study area. The area surrounding us was mostly rocks which was wet because of the rain. Also, the river was in front of us as we worked. There were also a lot of seaweed and under the seaweed were snails when you came closer to the river. And when we went closer to the river that's where all the green crabs they were all babies. We found five green crabs which we tried to write about on our papers, but they got soaked because of the rain. And we didn’t find any other types of crabs in our area. Another thing we worked on while we were at Reid State Park was crab traps. There were a lot of kids were emptying the crab traps there was a fish inside and on the fish's back it had spikes one of the other kids got a bucket and put the fish back in the water. When we were in our area we got our feet soaked and when we left most of our hands were pretty much numb and wrinkly
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The crabs we found didn't have any banded legs.
Photo of my evidence.
The crabs we found had more spines then Asian shore crabs.
Photo of my evidence.
Also they looked nothing like Asian shore crabs.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I did not find it
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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N 43.784955 °
W -69.722575 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Coastal - Rocky intertidal
Trip Information
Reid State Park river
Trip date: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 09:00
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
Time of low tide: 
Thu, 2017-10-26 10:16


You did a great job identifying this crab. Next time make note of the shape of the shell too!

Please change location.
43.784955, -69.722575

You're all set. Thanks for the update, teamfire!

-The VS Team-

Also, the habitat listed is freshwater. Somehow, this mistake was made. If possible, please change to marine: rocky intertidal habitat.

Thank you

You got it! Thanks for responding with edits.