Spread of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards) in Continental Europe: analysis of a historical data set

  title={Spread of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards) in Continental Europe: analysis of a historical data set},
  author={Leif-Matthias Herborg and Stephen P. Rushton and Anthony S. Clare and Matthew G. Bentley},
The Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis(H. Milne Edwards), is an invasive species that lives as an adult predominantly in freshwater but migrates seawards to breed. It has spread via ballast water and/or intentional introduction to Continental Europe, Southern France, U.S.A. (San Francisco Bay) and the United Kingdom. Analysis of detailed historic data from the outbreak in Europe was digitised and analysed using Geographical Information Software. This revealed that there were two separate… 
The Invasion of the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in the United Kingdom and Its Comparison to Continental Europe
The comparison of the spreading behaviour of the ongoing invasion in the United Kingdom with the historic invasion in northern Europe suggests that E. sinensis in future has the potential to establish itself in all major UK estuaries.
Invasion routes, current and historical distribution of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853) in Sweden
Single specimens of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853, have been regularly reported along the western and eastern coasts of Sweden since the 1930´s. The crab has most
Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis ) in the St. Lawrence River and Estuary, Canada: new records and risk of invasion
It is recommended that long-term monitoring programs be set up immediately to track the progress of the mitten crab invasion in the St. Lawrence River basin, as recent sightings are of major concern with regard to the establishment and spread of the species.
Genetic Analysis of the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) Introduced to the North American Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway
Analysis of mitochondrial haplotype frequencies and shipping patterns suggests that E. sinensis has been introduced to the Great Lakes from Europe, although it is unable to preclude native Asian populations as putative sources.
Biological Synopsis of the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis)
The Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) is an aquatic invader that could pose a potential threat to Canadian freshwater and brackish biological communities and ecosystems. The crab can cause
Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in the Baltic Sea—a supply-side invader?
The Chinese mitten crab appears to have increased in abundance in recent years in the northeastern part of the Baltic Sea (Gulf of Finland, Gulf of Riga, northern Baltic Proper).
Management of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (H. Milne Edwards, 1853) in the Guadalquivir Estuary (Southern Spain)
The results showed a heterogeneous distribution of the mitten crabs in the Guadalquivir Estuary, concentrated in the Sevilla port area, and the catch-per-unit-effort (CPUE) in traps was significantly higher in October-April, thus reducing the dispersal potential to neighbouring areas.
Monitoring downstream migrations of Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Grapsoidea: Varunidae) in the River Thames using capture data from a water abstraction intake.
There is some evidence that female crabs move later in the migration period than males and that peaks in numbers of both male and female crabs are associated with full moon periods; peak numbers demonstrating significant lunar periodicity.
The potential for mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura) invasion of Pacific Northwest and Alaskan Estuaries
Analysis of ecological conditions that define the mitten crab’s native and introduced range suggests that large stable estuaries with long flushing times are necessary to sustain significant populations, and an application of a temperature based larval development rate to near-shore and estuary sea surface temperatures suggests that estuary in Oregon and Washington have sufficient thermal regimes to support larvalDevelopment.
First record of the invasive Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) from Singapore
The introduced Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. sinensis from Singapore is reported; the first record of this species in the wild from the tropics.


Introduction, dispersal and potential impacts of the green crab Carcinus maenas in San Francisco Bay, California
The North Atlantic portunid crab Carcinus maenas has invaded the North Pacific Ocean following more than two centuries of global dispersal due to human activities and its eurytopic nature, its high breeding potential, and its diet and feeding behavior suggest the potential for extensive ecosystem alterations through predator-prey interactions, competition, disturbance, and indirect effects.
Non-native Species and Rates of Spread: Lessons from the Brackish Baltic Sea
The Baltic Sea, a semi-enclosed brackish water region, has been inoculated by non-indigenous species for centuries. Today, much of its biological diversity is of foreign origin (i.e. xenodiversity),
Patterns and processes of biological invasion: The Chinese mitten crab in San Francisco Bay
Abstract The Chinese mitten crab, native to coastal rivers and estuaries of central Asia, has invaded several European countries over the past century, causing widespread concern because of its
First confirmed record of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) from the River Tyne, United Kingdom
Two specimens of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis were caught in the River Tyne, north-east England during 2001 and brought back to the laboratory, sexed, measured and stored in 95% ethanol.
Invasive Aquatic Species of Europe. Distribution, Impacts and Management
The Baltic Sea -- a Field Laboratory for Invasion Biology and the introduction of Alien Species into Northern and Western Europe Coastal Waters, and Regional Overviews.
Long-term distribution patterns of mobile estuarine invertebrates (Ctenophora, Cnidaria, Crustacea:Decapoda) in relation to hydrological parameters
Between 1977 and 1992, semi-quantitative samples of macroinvertebrates were taken at fortnightly intervals from the Thames Estuary utilising the cooling water intake screens of West Thurrock power station, finding evidence for a longer cycle of distribution was apparent for several species.
Transoceanic transport mechanisms: the introduction of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis to California
The pattern o f governm en ta l in tercep tion o f m itten crabs, their high m arket value, and continu ing p ressu re to lift the im port ban suggest that introduction m ay have been ach ieved v ia an in ten tional, p riva te -party inocu la tion to establish a food resource.
Invasive aquatic species of Europe
Stephen Carpenter has spent his research career investigating the functioning of temperate lake ecosystems. This interesting book provides us with an extensive summary of the recent findings in this