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Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, reaches shores of Channel Islands

April 23rd, 2010 by Richard Lord

The Asian Shore Crab, Hemigrapsus sanguineus, has arrived on the shores of Guernsey and Jersey.  Hemigrapsus crabs can be separated from indigenous crabs by the frontal area between the eyes being straight and tooth-less.  The carapace or shell of Hemigrapsus crabs also have three antero-lateral teeth rather than the five teeth on each side of […]