Hemigrapsus sanguineus (De Haan, 1853) (ITIS)
Asian shore crab, Japanese shore crab, Pacific crab
East coast of Asia (Epifanio 2013)
First discovered in 1988 in the Delaware Bay (Epifanio 2013)
Possibly through ballast water (NAS Database)
Competes with native crustaceans and preys on other native species (NAS Database)
Eastern U.S. coastal region
Distribution / Maps / Survey Status
The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source.
State and Local Government
Epifanio, C.E. 2013. Invasion biology of the Asian shore crab Hemigrapsus sanguineus: A review. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 441:33-49.
Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Hemigrapsus sanguineus. [Accessed Mar Sep 12, 2023].
Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Fact Sheet - Asian Shore Crab. USGS, Gainesville, FL. [Accessed Mar 12, 2023].