Eriocheir japonica

Eriocheir japonica (De Haan, 1835)

Common Names

Japanese mitten crab

Languages: English

Ecology and Distribution


In 1997, a single male mitten crab was collected from the Columbia River, near Astoria, Oregon and later confirmed (Jensen and Armstrong, 2004). Since then, other sightings have been reported, but no additional specimens have been collected.

Author(s): Frey, Melissa
Rights holder(s): Frey, Melissa


Jensen, G. C., & Armstrong D. A. (2004).  The occurrence of the Japanese Mitten Crab, Eriocheir japonica (De Haan), on the West Coast of North America. California Fish and Game. 90, 94-99.
Ruiz, G. M., Fofonoff P. W., Steves B., Foss S. F., & Shiba S. N. (2011).  Marine invasion history and vector analysis of California: a hotspot for western North America. Diversity and Distributions. 17, 362-373.