Eriocheir Sinensis
A Chinese Mitten Crab on land.
Common Name Shanghai hairy crab, 上海大闸蟹, 大閘蟹 & 大闸蟹.
Range Native to Asia. Invasive in Europe and North America
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
The Chinese Mitten Crab, Eriocheir Sinensis, Is a Crab species native to Asia (China & Korea), although the crab can be found in North America and Europe as an invasive species. The crabs carapace is 3-10cm wide. The crab lives in Fresh water, but later returns to the sea.


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