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The alien Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (Crustacea : Decapoda : Brachyura), in the Thames catchment
Clark, P.F.; Rainbow, P.S.; Robbins, R.S.; Smith, B.; Yeomans, W.E.; Thomas, M.; Dobson, G. (1998). The alien Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (Crustacea : Decapoda : Brachyura), in the Thames catchment. J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K. 78(4): 1215-1221
In: Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom. Cambridge University Press/Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom: Plymouth. ISSN 0025-3154, more
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Keywords
    Introduced species; Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 [WoRMS]; ANE, British Isles, England, Thames Estuary [gazetteer]; Marine; Brackish water; Fresh water

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  • Clark, P.F.
  • Rainbow, P.S.
  • Robbins, R.S.
  • Smith, B.
  • Yeomans, W.E.
  • Thomas, M.
  • Dobson, G.

Abstract
    Eriocheir sinensis, the Chinese mitten crab, is a native of east Asia and predominantly lives in freshwater but migrates seawards to breed. In 1912 a specimen was collected in the River Aller, a tributary of the Weser, Germany and now this exotic species has a European distribution from Finland to the Atlantic coast of southern France. In the UK, the mitten crab has been reported from the Humber, Medway and Thames catchments. Although the population in Thames had remained low, recent evidence suggests it is increasing, which has potential environmental implications.

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