chinese mitten crab

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Chinese mitten crab

Eriocheir sinensis is a medium-sized burrowing crab with furry claws, which resemble mittens. Native to the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia from Korea in the north to the Fujian province of China in the south. Now present in Europe and North America where it is considered an invasive species. This specimen collected 2002 from a Hong Kong Market, prepared for eating.

Eriocheir sinensis is a medium-sized burrowing crab with furry claws, which resemble mittens. Native to the coastal estuaries of eastern Asia from Korea in the north to the Fujian province of China in the south. Now present in Europe and North America where it is considered an invasive species. This specimen collected 2002 from a Hong Kong Market, prepared for eating.

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11-11-2015