Habitat: Intertidal. The first sighting of the Asian shore crab in the United States was at Townsend Inlet, Cape May County, New Jersey.
The Asian Shore Crab – Hemigrapsus sanguineus - was first identified on To the south, the crabs' diet consists of mussels, clams, periwinkles and the.
H. sanguineus is a relatively small intertidal shore crab native to with focus on the habitat requirements of the invasive Asian shore crab.
Identification: The Asian shore crab has a square-shaped shell with 3 spines on diet, it has the potential to affect populations of native species such as crabs.