Literature on Eriocheir sinensis

Anger, K. 1991. Effects of temperature and salinity on the larval development of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (Decapoda: Grapsidae). Marine Ecology Progress Series 72: 103-110.

Bacevičius, E. and Gasiūnaitė, Z.R. 2008. Two crab species – Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis Edw.) and mud crab (Rhithropanopeus harrisii (Gould) ssp. tridentatus (Maitland) in the Lithuanian coastal waters, Baltic Sea. Transitional Waters Bulletin 2: 63-68.

Cabral, H.N. and Costa, M.J. 1999. On the occurrence of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, in Portugal (Decapoda, Brachyura). Crustaceana 72(1): 55-58.

Clark, P.F. 2006. Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards: 1853 or 1854 – Grapsidae or Varunidae?. Aquatic Invasions 1(1): 17-27.

Clark, P.F., Abdul-Sahib, I.M. and Al-Asadi, M.S. 2006. The first record of Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) from the Basrah area of southern Iraq. Aquatic Invasions 1(2): 51-54.

Clark, P.F., Rainbow, P.S., Robbins, R.S., Smith, B., Yeomans, W.E., Thomas, M. and Dobson, G. 1998. The alien Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura), in the Thames catchment. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 78: 1215-1221.

Cohen, A.N. and Carlton, J.T. 1997. Transoceanic transport mechanisms: Introduction of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis, to California. Pacific Science 51(1): 1-11.

Czerniejewski, P. and Wawrzyniak, W. 2006. Seasonal changes in the population structure of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (H. Milne Edwards) in the Odra/Oder Estuary. Crustaceana 79(10): 1167-1179.

Czerniejewski, P., Wawrzyniak, W., Pasewicz, W. and Bełdowska, A. 2007. A comparative analysis of two allochthonous populations of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853) from the Szczecin Lagoon (NW Poland) and San Fransisco Bay (US west coast). Oceanologia 49(3): 353-367.

De Lafontaine, Y., Sévigny, J.-M., Calvé, R., Verreault, G., Despatie, S.-P. and Veilleux, É. 2008. Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in the St. Lawrence River and Estuary, Canada: new records and risk of invasion. Aquatic Invasions 3(2): 153-163.

Dittel, A.I. and Epifanio, C.E. 2009. Invasion biology of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis: A brief review. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 374: 79-92.

Främmande Arter 2006. Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) fact sheet. Available at accessed 10 March 2015).

Gilbey, V., Attrill, M.J. and Coleman, R.A. 2008. Juvenile Chinese mitten crabs (Eriocheir sinensis) in the Thames estuary: distribution, movement and possible interactions with the native crab Carcinus maenas. Biological Invasions 10: 67-77.

Gollasch, S. 2006a. NOBANIS – invasive alien species fact sheet – Eriocheir sinensis. Online database of the North European and Baltic Network on Invasive Alien Species – NOBANIS. Available here (last accessed 10 March 2015).

Gollasch, S. 2006b. Eriocheir sinensis fact sheet. DAISIE (Delivering Alien Invasive Species Inventories for Europe). Available at: (last accessed 10 March 2015).

Guo, J.Y., Ng, N.K., Dai, A. and Ng, P.K.L. 1997. The taxonomy of three commercially important species of mitten crabs of the genus Eriocheir de Haan, 1835 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Grapsidae). The Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 45(2): 445-476.

Hänfling, B., Carvalho, G.R., Brandi, R. 2002. mt-DNA sequences and possible invasion pathways of the Chinese mitten crab. Marine Ecology Progress Series 238: 307-310.

Hanson, E. and Sytsma, M. 2008. The potential for mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura) invasion of Pacific Northwest and Alaskan Estuaries. Biological Invasions 10: 603-614.

Herborg, L.-M., Bentley, M.G. and Clare, A.S. 2002. First confirmed record of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) from the River Tyne, United Kingdom. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom 82: 921-922.

Herborg, L.-M., Bentley, M.G., Clare, A.S. and Last, K.S. 2006. Mating behaviour and chemical communication in the invasive Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis. Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology 329: 1-10.

Herborg, L.-M., Jerde, C.L., Lodge, D.M., Ruiz, G.M. and MacIsaac, H.J. 2007a. Predicting invasion risk using measures of introduction effort and environmental niche models. Ecological Applications 17(3): 663-674.

Herborg, L.-M., Rudnick, D.A., Siliang, Y., Lodge, D.M. and MacIsaac, H.J. 2007b. Predicting the range of Chinese mitten crabs in Europe. Conservation Biology 21(5): 1316-1323.

Herborg, L.-M., Rushton, S.P., Clare, A.S. and Bentley, M.G. 2003. Spread of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards) in Continental Europe: analysis of a historical data set. Hydrobiologia 503: 21-28.

Herborg, L.-M., Rushton, S.P., Clare, A.S. and Bentley, M.G. 2005. The invasion of the Chinese mitten crab in the United Kingdom and its comparison to continental Europe. Biological Invasions 7: 959-968.

Herborg, L.-M., Weetman, D., van Oosterhout, C. and Hänfling, B. 2007c. Genetic population structure and contemporary dispersal patterns of a recent European invader, the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis. Molecular Ecology 16: 231-242.

Hinrichs and Grell, K.G. 1937. Entwicklungsstadien von Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards im Helgoländer Plankton. Zoologischer Anzeiger 119: 217-221.

Hopkins, C.C.E. 2001. Actual and potential effects of introduced marine organisms in Norwegian waters, including Svalbard. Directorate for Nature Management, Norway, 54pp.

Jażdżewski, K., Konopacka, A. and Grabowski, M. 2005. Native and alien maacostracan Crustacea along the Polish Baltic Sea coast in the twentieth century. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34 (S 1): 175-193.

Jensen, A.S. 1936. Den kinesiske uldhaandskrabbe (Eriocheir sinensis M.-Edw.) i Danmark. Det Kongelige Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. Biologiske Meddelelser 13(3): 3-23, plates 1-3.

Jensen, K.R. and Knudsen, J. 2005. A summary of alien marine benthic invertebrates in Danish waters. Oceanological and Hydrobiological Studies 34, Supplement 1: 137-162.

Jin, G., Xie, P. and Li, Z. 2002. The precocious Chinese mitten crab: changes of gonad, survival rate, and life span in a freshwater lake. Journal of Crustacean Biology 22(2): 411-415.

Josefsson, M. and Andersson, B. 2001. The environmental consequences of alien species in the Swedish lakes Mälaren, Hjälmaren, Vänern and Vättern. Ambio 30(8): 514-521.

Kelly, J. and Maguire, C.M. 2009. Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) invasive species action plan. Prepared for Northern Ireland Environment Agency and National Parks and Wildlife Service as part of Invasive Species Ireland, 16pp.

Kim, C.H. and Hwang, S.G. 1995. The complete larval development of the mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Decapoda, Brachyura, Grapsidae) reared in the laboratory and a key to the known zoeae of the Varuninae. Crustaceana 68(7): 793-812.

Klatt, B. (ed.) 1938. Neue Untersuchungen über die chinesische Wollhandkrabbe in Europa. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institut 47: XVI + 171pp.

Lee, T.-H. and Yamazaki, F. 1990. Structure and function of a special tissue in the female genital ducts of the Chinese freshwater crab Eriocheir sinensis. Biological Bulletin 178: 94-100.

Lundin, K., Aneer, G., Berggren, M., Drotz, M., Filipsson, O., Lundberg, S., von Proschwitz, T. and Svensson, J.-E. 2007. Ullhandskrabba – en art på frammarsch i Sverige. Fauna och Flora 102(3): 10-19. [Chinese mitten crab advancing in Sweden.]

Minchin, D. 2007. A checklist of alien and cryptogenic aquatic species in Ireland. Aquatic Invasions 2(4): 341-366.

Montú, M, Anger, K. and de Bakker, C. 1996. Larval development of the Cinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards (Decapoda: Grapsidae) reared in the laboratory. Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen 50(2): 223-252.

Normant, M., Chrobak, M. and Skóra, K. 2002. The Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis – an immigrant from Asia in the Gulf of Gdańsk. Oceanologia 44(1): 123-125.

Normant, M., Korthals, J. and Szaniawska, A. 2007. Epibiota associated with setae on Chinese mitten crab claws (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards, 1853): a first record. Oceanologia 49(1): 137-143.

Normant, M., Wiszniewska, A. and Szaniawska, A. 2000. The Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis (Decapoda: Grapsidae) from Polish waters. Oceanologia 42(3): 375-383.

Ojaveer, H., Gollasch, S., Jaanus, A., Kotta, J., Laine, A.O., Minde, A., Normant, M. and Panov, V.E. 2007. Chinese mitten crab Ericheir sinensis in the Baltic Sea – a supply-side invader? Biological Invasions 9: 409-418.

Panning, A. 1936. Wandern die Larven der Wollhandkrabbe? Zoologischer Anzeiger 115: 175-177.

Panning, A. 1939. Die Larven von Eriocheir sinensis H. M.-Edw. Zoologischer Anzeiger 125: 273-283.

Panov, V.E. 2006. First record of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) from Lake Ladoga, Russia. Aquatic Invasions 1(1): 28-31.

Paunovic, M., Cakic, P., Hegedis, A., Kolarevic, J. and Lenhardt, M. 2004. A report of Eriocheir sinensis (H. Milne Edwards, 1854) [Custacea: Brachyura: Grapsidae] from the Serbian part of the Danube River. Hydrobiologia 529: 275-277.

Peters, N., Panning, A. and Schnakenbeck, W. 1933. Die chinesische Wollhandkrabbe (Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne-Edwards) in Deutschland. Zoologischer Anzeiger, Ergänzungsband zu Band 104, V-VIII + 180pp.

Rasmussen, E. 1987. Status over uldhåndskrabbens (Eriocheir sinensis) udbredelse og forekomst i Danmark. Flora og Fauna93(3): 51-58. (in Danish) [Status on the distribution and occurrence of the mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in Denmark].

Rasmussen, E. 1993. En besværlig indvandrer. Dyr i natur og museum 1993, Nr. 1: 23-25.

Robbins, R.S., Sakari, M., Baluchi, S.N. and Clark, P.F. 2006. The occurrence of Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) from the Caspian Sea region, Iran. Aquatic Invasions 1(1): 32-34.

Rudnick, D.A., Chan, V. and Resh, V.H. 2005a. Morphology and impacts of the burrows of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards (Decapoda, Grapsoidea), in South San Francisco Bay, California, U.S.A. Crustaceana 78(7): 787-807.

Rudnick, D.A., Hieb, K., Grimmer, K.F. and Resh, V.H. 2003. Patterns and processes of biological invasions: The Chinese mitten crab in San Fransisco Bay. Basic and Applied Ecology 4: 249-262.

Rudnick, D., Veldhuizen, T., Tullis, R., Culver, C., Hieb, K. and Tsukimura, B. 2005b. A life history model for the San Francisco Estuary population of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis (Decapoda: Grapsoidea). Biological Invasions 7: 333-350.

Ruiz, G.M., Fegley, L., Fofonoff, P., Cheng, Y. and Lemaitre, R. 2006. First records of Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 (Crustacea: Brachyura: Varunidae) for Chesapeake Bay and the mid-Atlantic coast of North America. Aquatic Invasions 1(3): 137-142.

Schmidt, R.E., Daniels, R.A., Swift, E.L. and Shadis, I.B. 2009. Inferences on the biology of juvenile Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) from exuviae in a Hudson River tributary, New York, USA. Aquatic Invasions 4(4): 613-617.

Shakirova, F.M., Panov, V.E. and Clark, P.F. 2007. New records of the Chinese mitten crab, Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853, from the Volga River, Russis. Aquatic Invasions 2(3): 169-173.

Sui, L., Zhang, F., Wang, X., Bossier, P., Sorgeloos, P. and Hänfling, B. 2009. Genetic diversity and population structure of the Chinese mitten crab Eriocheir sinensis in its native range. Marine Biology 156: 1573-1583.

Tang, B., Zhou, K., Song, D., Yang, G. and Dai, A. 2003. Molecular systematics of the Asian mitten crabs, genus Eriocheir (Crustacea: Brachyura). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 29: 309-316.

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Tendal, O.S. 2008. Den kinesiske uldhåndskrabbe i Danmark: En stadig indvandrer. Flora og Fauna 114(3-4): 59-62. [The Chinese mitten crab in Denmark: a continual immigrant.]

Tepolt, C.K., Blum, M.J., Lee, V.A. and Hanson, E.D. 2007. Genetic analysis of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) introduced to the North American Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Seaway. Journal of Great Lakes Research 33: 658-667.

Therriault, T.W., Herborg, L.M., Locke, A. and McKindsey, C.W. 2008. Risk assessment for Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis) in Canadian waters. Research Document 2008/041. Canadian Science Advisory Secretariat, I-IV + 33pp. (Available at:, last accessed 10 March 2015).

Valovirta, I. and Eronen, R. 2000. Sisämaan ensimmäinen villasasirapu (Eriocheir sinensis) Rantasalmelta. First record of Eriocheir sinensis from Finnish inland. Memoranda Societa Fauna Flora Fennica 76: 23-25. [in Finnish with English summary]

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Wu, H.-X. and Feng, M.-G. 2004. Mass mortality of larval Eriocheir sinensis (Decapoda: Grapsidae) population bred under facility conditions: possible role of Zoothamnium sp. (Peritrichida: Vorticellidae) epiphyte. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 86: 59-60.

Zhao, J., Murphy, R.W. and Li, S. 2002. Relationships of mitten crabs (Eriocheir) from inland rivers of China inferred from cytochrome oxidase subunit I sequences. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology 30: 931-941.