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First confirmed record of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) from the River Tyne, United Kingdom

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  09 October 2002

L.-M. Herborg
Affiliation:
School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
M.G. Bentley
Affiliation:
School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
A.S. Clare
Affiliation:
School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Newcastle, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Abstract

Two specimens of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) were caught in the River Tyne, north-east England during 2001. The specimens were brought back to the laboratory, sexed, measured and stored in 95% ethanol. Unconfirmed reports of this species' occurrence in the River Tyne were first circulated in 1997.

Type
Short Communication
Copyright
2002 Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

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