Asian Shore Crab - Invasive Species: Maine Department of Marine Resources - asian shore crabs diet

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Asian shore crab (Hemigrapsus sanguineus) - Species Profile asian shore crabs diet


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.