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Eriocheir sinensis

LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established
LHPRISM Notes 

Eriocheir sinensis: Chinese mitten crab

Species Identification:

The Chinese mitten crab has a unique share shaped carapace which can reach 5-7 cm in width, but can reach 10 cm. Their key identifying feature is the hair-like covering on their claws. The color varies from yellow to brown. Legs are approximately twice the length of the carapace width. They also have a notch between the eyes, with two small spines located on either side.

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