Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis > Introduced to U.S.: 1992 > Native to: Pacific coast of China and Korea at http://www.iisgcp.org/exoticsp/Chinese_Mitten_Crab.htm. A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows. Like the blue crab, its common name comes from the color of its shell; it is usually cream to tan in color. the nearshore aquatic habitats near a coast, or shoreline. "Eriocheir Sinensis (Crustacean)" Robbins, R., P. Clark, P. Rainbow. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. (PDF 81 KB) Scientific Name: Eriocheir sp. After eggs have been fertilized, they are released about 1 day after mating and females then produce a substance that allow her eggs to adhere to part of her abdomen. For instance during migration, mitten crabs burrow into sediment and this increases erosion that can lead to collapse of river banks. Herborg, L., M. Bentley, A. Clare, K. Last. The Chinese mitten crab is a medium sized crab species, which can be easily identified by the bristly hairs (setae) on its claws. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Males and females come in contact and after initially fighting, mating behavior begins. [17], Chinese mitten crabs have also invaded German waters, where they destroy fishing nets, hurt native fish species and damage local dams, causing damage of up to 80 million Euros. Species: Eriocheir sinensis: Genus Common Names: Mitten crab, Shanghai crab, Chinese Mitten crab. The females arrive after the males arrive. at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/other-invertebrates/chinese-mitten-crabs/chinese-mitten-crabs.html. [15], The Chinese mitten crab has been introduced into the Great Lakes several times but has not yet been able to establish a permanent population. The Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis; simplified Chinese: 大闸蟹; traditional Chinese: 大閘蟹; pinyin: dàzháxiè, lit. ("National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs)", 2003), Eriocheir sinensis is catadromous: adult Mitten Crabs live in fresh water, but migrate to salt water for reproduction. Over the winter season, the females stay under deep water while the eggs develop. Accessed Chinese Mitten Crab. younger ones eat mainly vegetation, and adults eat small vertebrates such as worms and clams. Chinese Mitten Crab. Detritus is the result of the activity of decomposers (organisms that decompose organic material). ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Rainbow, et al., 2003), During the summer months mature Chinese mitten crabs begin their migration to the sea, with males arriving first and females arriving afterwards. Legs are developed which allow the juvenile crab to migrate upriver towards brackish water and finally to fresh water environment. The crab's body is the size of a human palm. Chinese mitten crabs are found on coasts from Japan to the mainland of China, Korean Peninsula, and along the Yellow Sea; they are also found on the coasts of northern and eastern Europe and the United States. But the answer to dealing with Chinese mitten … 2) Larvae hatch from the eggs in brackish waters. Lifecycle of the San Francisco population of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis). (Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007; Gollasch, 2006), When the mitten crabs invade, they can damage the riverbanks because of their burrowing behavior as mentioned in the Ecosystem Roles section. Figure 1. Biology of the Genus Eriocheir Identification and Life History Eriocheir sinensis (Chinese mitten crab) is native to the rivers and estuaries of central Asia, from The eggs are laid within 24 hours of mating. Search in feature The Mitten Crab can be donated to the museum. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species.[1][2]. It was formerly called Geryon fenneri. They develop appendages on their side that will eventually be involved in feeding. October 13, 2007 Chaceon fenneri, commonly known as the golden crab or golden deepsea crab, is one of several species of crab harvested for food by humans. Humans can become infected with Paragonimus ringeri by eating poorly cooked or raw mitten crabs. 2007. After an investigation by German scientists in 1933, it was thought that the crabs migrated to Europe through ballast water in commercial ships. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Rainbow, et al., 2003; Robbins, et al., 2007), There are varied reports as to the lifespan of this species. Soon after reproduction, however, both sexes die and the progeny are left to fend for themselves. Chinese mitten crabs are on California’s list of restricted animals and cannot be imported, transported, or possessed without a permit. They are becoming as big a pest in Britain as the grey squirrel or Japanese knotweed, and seemingly impossible to control. "Mitten Crab Projects" animals which must use heat acquired from the environment and behavioral adaptations to regulate body temperature. October 13, 2007 October 13, 2007 ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten crabs are prey for many animals. The Marine Biological Association is requesting mitten crab sightings from members of the public, anglers and waterway workers, to clarify the distribution of this species. 3) The larvae gradually move from brackish water to fresh water. Taxon Information The Chinese mitten crab is a freshwater crab named after the conspicuous mitten‐like hairs on its claws. Solovyeva, A. and K. Bailey 2008. The breeding age is normally toward the end of their life spans. Crabs damage crops in China by consuming rice shoots. October 13, 2007 Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 Common name: Chinese Mitten Crab Taxon rank: species: Name match metric: Taxon GUID match The match was based on the supplied taxon concept ID rather than the scientific name. [8], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (. reproduction in which eggs are released by the female; development of offspring occurs outside the mother's body. referring to animal species that have been transported to and established populations in regions outside of their natural range, usually through human action. [19] The crab meat is believed by TCM practitioners to have a "cooling" (yin) effect on the body. Accessed Phylogenetically the crab belongs to the Varunidae family which is the newest group of brachyuran crustaceans. For example, diseases caused by infection of filarial nematodes (elephantiasis and river blindness). (On-line). "Discovery of second invasive mitten crab raises worries", "Title 50 – Wildlife and Fisheries. Eriocheir sinensis migrates downstream to saltwater environments to reproduce. Females can produce anywhere between 250,000 to 1 million eggs, depending on the size of the female. at http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=132. [20] Most of the Yangcheng crabs are exported to Shanghai and Hong Kong, and high-profit foreign markets. Since these crabs only breed once, they have very sizeable egg production counts. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. They are commonly used in Chinese dishes, which is how most people become familiar with them. "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)" After 5 zoeal stages, the crab undergoes metamorphosis from the zoeal stage to a megalopal stage. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers: "Officially known as the mitten crab, they also go by the name "shanghai crab." chemicals released into air or water that are detected by and responded to by other animals of the same species. It is during this migration where the crabs reach puberty and develop their sex organs. In insects, "incomplete metamorphosis" is when young animals are similar to adults and change gradually into the adult form, and "complete metamorphosis" is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms. The colour is usually a dark green, although they can also be brown or even orange. "Mitten Crabs: Oriental Invaders of the River Thames" Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. A mitten crab can prey on and compete with many native aquatic species, posing a threat to ecosystems and fisheries. In addition, the Federal Lacey Act prohibits inter-state transport of Chinese mitten crabs. October 13, 2007 The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. Scientific name i: Eriocheir sinensis: Taxonomy navigation › Eriocheir. Clark, P., B. Hemsley-Flint. [23] The crabs are stored at 5 °C (41 °F), which induces a sleep-like state. 毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. It is native to Asia. Adults migrate to estuaries and the sea to breed. ("Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Gollasch, 2006), Chinese mitten crabs spend most of their lives in brackish water and freshwater rivers and estuaries. [3] An increase in microplastics has had a significant impact on the population as it affects their metabolism, growth, and oxidative stress response in the liver. areas with salty water, usually in coastal marshes and estuaries. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. These crabs migrated from China to Europe as early as 1900 and were first documented by official German reports in 1912 from Aller River. During migration they are known to cross terrestrial boundaries, but they do not spend much time on land. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. (On-line). Eating the developing mitten crab gonads has been part of Chinese culture for many centuries dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when skilled craftsmen made a set of gold utensils for eating a crab that included a mallet, scissors, a shell cracker, a round salver, scoop, spoon, a long fork and combined scraper and pricker. There is concern in areas with a substantial native crab fishery, such as the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and the Hudson River in New York (both locations where the crabs were first spotted in 2005), as the impact of the invasion by this species on the native population is unknown. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007). When they are introduced to a new environment, their population becomes very large very fast and they change the structure of the local environment. Other strategies such as capturing them when they pile up at dams have proven somewhat effective. The crab inhabits rivers, estuaries and coastal lakes across Northeast China’s Yalu River where is the border between China and North Korea, to Chiu-lung River in South China’s Fujian province. During physical contact, males are able to recognize reproductively active females because the females release contact pheromones; they are only released after physical contact has been made. (PDF 58 KB) Scientific Name: Melithaeidae: Melithaea sp. It has 8 sharp-tipped walking legs that are more than twice as … Terminal (leaf) node. gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003, "Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998, "National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs)", 2003, http://www.delta.dfg.ca.gov/mittencrab/life_hist.asp, http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=132, http://www.clr.pdx.edu/projects/ans/mittencrab.php, http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=38&fr=1&sts=, http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/biology/macisaac/pages/JEMBE.pdf, http://www.iisgcp.org/exoticsp/Chinese_Mitten_Crab.htm, http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=5&sid=497b8b4e-4eeb-4a84-9500-8dd7e22cd466%40sessionmgr7, http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/other-invertebrates/chinese-mitten-crabs/chinese-mitten-crabs.html, © 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan. "Eriocheir Sinensis" having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) What is it? [24], Management efforts have shown to be very difficult. 2003. [14] California allows fishing for mitten crabs with some restrictions. The study indicates that once physical contact is established, a contact pheromone is involved. After mating, the females continue seaward, overwintering in deeper waters. Alien invaders: Chinese mitten crabs in the Thames and spreading. Late fall is when the crabs begin to breed in the brackish waters. 2003. It is native to rivers, estuaries and other coastal habitats of East Asia from Korea in the north to Fujian, China in the south. associates with others of its species; forms social groups. "big sluice crab"), also known as the Shanghai hairy crab (上海毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. [2] Like some fish, they can also easily tolerate and uptake heavy metals, such as cadmium and mercury. As juveniles they mostly eat vegetation but also prey on small invertebrates ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten Crabs are subject to predation by many carnivorous organisms in the water and on land, including fish, frogs, and birds. This species' distinguishing features are the dense patches of dark setae on its claws. There have been difficulties in carrying out this plan though. Scientists have not been able to establish why Chinese mitten crabs have developed the hairs on their claws as they do not appear to serve any purpose. October 31, 2007 Mammals including humans are the final host of this parasite. One proposed scheme involves importing unwanted crabs from Europe, where they are seen as a pest, to replenish local pure-bred stock. The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket Guides! digs and breaks up soil so air and water can get in. All four species are very similar. After development as larvae, the juvenile crabs gradually move upstream into fresh water, thus completing the life cycle. 1998. (On-line). It’s called the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis). [12], It is generally illegal to import, transport, or possess live Chinese mitten crabs in the United States,[13] as accidental release or escape risks spreading these crabs to uninfested waters. October 13, 2007 Eriocheir sinensis is not vulnerable, threatened, or endangered on any part of its native or introduced range. (On-line). Responding to the spread of the crab to the West, businessmen have started seeing it as a new source of crab for the Chinese market. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Apple, red,or tiger coral; coral sea fan; red stone or limestone. The mitten crab diet is omnivorous. [11] The crabs have also been known to take up residence in swimming pools. Factors influencing the lifespan include temperature of the water, salinity, and others. 5) The megalopa then develop into small mitten crabs in the freshwater. [8] The crab has spread and can be found in Continental Europe, Southern France, United States of America (the San Francisco Bay), and the United Kingdom. They could also eat the trapped fish in commercial ponds. It has a squareish body, long spindly legs (which may also be covered in hairs) and white-tipped claws. Metzler, J. Classification, To cite this page: People are encouraged to report any mitten crab sightings, along with details (date, specific location, size) and a close-up photograph or specimen if possible. Scientific name Scientific name (unprocessed) ... Chinese Mitten Crab Date: 2017-05-29 England OSGR: TQ088662 Data resource: RISC and ALERT Marine Non-Native Species (Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame and Carpet Sea Squirt) Records Basis of record: Human observation View record. National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs). (On-line). fertilization takes place within the female's body. at http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=5&sid=497b8b4e-4eeb-4a84-9500-8dd7e22cd466%40sessionmgr7. This could be a financial problem if development along the riverbank is threatened. Chinese mitten crabs prefer to moult in freshwater but are unable to lay eggs at low salinities. Eri­ocheir sinen­sis mi­grates down­stream to salt­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ments to re­pro­duce. The Mitten Crab is found in the river. In addition, some states may have their own restrictions on possession of mitten crabs. It was reported in 1995 that residents of Greenwich saw Chinese mitten crabs coming out of the River Thames, and in 2014 one was found in the Clyde, in Scotland. Due to its abundance, high reproductive rate, and seemingly impossible to control damage crops in by! 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Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. (PDF 81 KB) Scientific Name: Eriocheir sp. After eggs have been fertilized, they are released about 1 day after mating and females then produce a substance that allow her eggs to adhere to part of her abdomen. For instance during migration, mitten crabs burrow into sediment and this increases erosion that can lead to collapse of river banks. Herborg, L., M. Bentley, A. Clare, K. Last. The Chinese mitten crab is a medium sized crab species, which can be easily identified by the bristly hairs (setae) on its claws. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Males and females come in contact and after initially fighting, mating behavior begins. [17], Chinese mitten crabs have also invaded German waters, where they destroy fishing nets, hurt native fish species and damage local dams, causing damage of up to 80 million Euros. Species: Eriocheir sinensis: Genus Common Names: Mitten crab, Shanghai crab, Chinese Mitten crab. The females arrive after the males arrive. at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/other-invertebrates/chinese-mitten-crabs/chinese-mitten-crabs.html. [15], The Chinese mitten crab has been introduced into the Great Lakes several times but has not yet been able to establish a permanent population. The Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis; simplified Chinese: 大闸蟹; traditional Chinese: 大閘蟹; pinyin: dàzháxiè, lit. ("National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs)", 2003), Eriocheir sinensis is catadromous: adult Mitten Crabs live in fresh water, but migrate to salt water for reproduction. Over the winter season, the females stay under deep water while the eggs develop. Accessed Chinese Mitten Crab. younger ones eat mainly vegetation, and adults eat small vertebrates such as worms and clams. Chinese Mitten Crab. Detritus is the result of the activity of decomposers (organisms that decompose organic material). ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Rainbow, et al., 2003), During the summer months mature Chinese mitten crabs begin their migration to the sea, with males arriving first and females arriving afterwards. Legs are developed which allow the juvenile crab to migrate upriver towards brackish water and finally to fresh water environment. The crab's body is the size of a human palm. Chinese mitten crabs are found on coasts from Japan to the mainland of China, Korean Peninsula, and along the Yellow Sea; they are also found on the coasts of northern and eastern Europe and the United States. But the answer to dealing with Chinese mitten … 2) Larvae hatch from the eggs in brackish waters. Lifecycle of the San Francisco population of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis). (Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007; Gollasch, 2006), When the mitten crabs invade, they can damage the riverbanks because of their burrowing behavior as mentioned in the Ecosystem Roles section. Figure 1. Biology of the Genus Eriocheir Identification and Life History Eriocheir sinensis (Chinese mitten crab) is native to the rivers and estuaries of central Asia, from The eggs are laid within 24 hours of mating. Search in feature The Mitten Crab can be donated to the museum. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species.[1][2]. It was formerly called Geryon fenneri. They develop appendages on their side that will eventually be involved in feeding. October 13, 2007 Chaceon fenneri, commonly known as the golden crab or golden deepsea crab, is one of several species of crab harvested for food by humans. Humans can become infected with Paragonimus ringeri by eating poorly cooked or raw mitten crabs. 2007. After an investigation by German scientists in 1933, it was thought that the crabs migrated to Europe through ballast water in commercial ships. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Rainbow, et al., 2003; Robbins, et al., 2007), There are varied reports as to the lifespan of this species. Soon after reproduction, however, both sexes die and the progeny are left to fend for themselves. Chinese mitten crabs are on California’s list of restricted animals and cannot be imported, transported, or possessed without a permit. They are becoming as big a pest in Britain as the grey squirrel or Japanese knotweed, and seemingly impossible to control. "Mitten Crab Projects" animals which must use heat acquired from the environment and behavioral adaptations to regulate body temperature. October 13, 2007 October 13, 2007 ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten crabs are prey for many animals. The Marine Biological Association is requesting mitten crab sightings from members of the public, anglers and waterway workers, to clarify the distribution of this species. 3) The larvae gradually move from brackish water to fresh water. Taxon Information The Chinese mitten crab is a freshwater crab named after the conspicuous mitten‐like hairs on its claws. Solovyeva, A. and K. Bailey 2008. The breeding age is normally toward the end of their life spans. Crabs damage crops in China by consuming rice shoots. October 13, 2007 Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 Common name: Chinese Mitten Crab Taxon rank: species: Name match metric: Taxon GUID match The match was based on the supplied taxon concept ID rather than the scientific name. [8], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (. reproduction in which eggs are released by the female; development of offspring occurs outside the mother's body. referring to animal species that have been transported to and established populations in regions outside of their natural range, usually through human action. [19] The crab meat is believed by TCM practitioners to have a "cooling" (yin) effect on the body. Accessed Phylogenetically the crab belongs to the Varunidae family which is the newest group of brachyuran crustaceans. For example, diseases caused by infection of filarial nematodes (elephantiasis and river blindness). (On-line). "Discovery of second invasive mitten crab raises worries", "Title 50 – Wildlife and Fisheries. Eriocheir sinensis migrates downstream to saltwater environments to reproduce. Females can produce anywhere between 250,000 to 1 million eggs, depending on the size of the female. at http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=132. [20] Most of the Yangcheng crabs are exported to Shanghai and Hong Kong, and high-profit foreign markets. Since these crabs only breed once, they have very sizeable egg production counts. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. They are commonly used in Chinese dishes, which is how most people become familiar with them. "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)" After 5 zoeal stages, the crab undergoes metamorphosis from the zoeal stage to a megalopal stage. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers: "Officially known as the mitten crab, they also go by the name "shanghai crab." chemicals released into air or water that are detected by and responded to by other animals of the same species. It is during this migration where the crabs reach puberty and develop their sex organs. In insects, "incomplete metamorphosis" is when young animals are similar to adults and change gradually into the adult form, and "complete metamorphosis" is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms. The colour is usually a dark green, although they can also be brown or even orange. "Mitten Crabs: Oriental Invaders of the River Thames" Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. A mitten crab can prey on and compete with many native aquatic species, posing a threat to ecosystems and fisheries. In addition, the Federal Lacey Act prohibits inter-state transport of Chinese mitten crabs. October 13, 2007 The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. Scientific name i: Eriocheir sinensis: Taxonomy navigation › Eriocheir. Clark, P., B. Hemsley-Flint. [23] The crabs are stored at 5 °C (41 °F), which induces a sleep-like state. 毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. It is native to Asia. Adults migrate to estuaries and the sea to breed. ("Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Gollasch, 2006), Chinese mitten crabs spend most of their lives in brackish water and freshwater rivers and estuaries. [3] An increase in microplastics has had a significant impact on the population as it affects their metabolism, growth, and oxidative stress response in the liver. areas with salty water, usually in coastal marshes and estuaries. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. These crabs migrated from China to Europe as early as 1900 and were first documented by official German reports in 1912 from Aller River. During migration they are known to cross terrestrial boundaries, but they do not spend much time on land. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. (On-line). Eating the developing mitten crab gonads has been part of Chinese culture for many centuries dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when skilled craftsmen made a set of gold utensils for eating a crab that included a mallet, scissors, a shell cracker, a round salver, scoop, spoon, a long fork and combined scraper and pricker. There is concern in areas with a substantial native crab fishery, such as the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and the Hudson River in New York (both locations where the crabs were first spotted in 2005), as the impact of the invasion by this species on the native population is unknown. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007). When they are introduced to a new environment, their population becomes very large very fast and they change the structure of the local environment. Other strategies such as capturing them when they pile up at dams have proven somewhat effective. The crab inhabits rivers, estuaries and coastal lakes across Northeast China’s Yalu River where is the border between China and North Korea, to Chiu-lung River in South China’s Fujian province. During physical contact, males are able to recognize reproductively active females because the females release contact pheromones; they are only released after physical contact has been made. (PDF 58 KB) Scientific Name: Melithaeidae: Melithaea sp. It has 8 sharp-tipped walking legs that are more than twice as … Terminal (leaf) node. gonochoric/gonochoristic/dioecious (sexes separate), Journal of Experimental Marine Biology and Ecology, "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003, "Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998, "National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs)", 2003, http://www.delta.dfg.ca.gov/mittencrab/life_hist.asp, http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=132, http://www.clr.pdx.edu/projects/ans/mittencrab.php, http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=38&fr=1&sts=, http://web2.uwindsor.ca/courses/biology/macisaac/pages/JEMBE.pdf, http://www.iisgcp.org/exoticsp/Chinese_Mitten_Crab.htm, http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=5&sid=497b8b4e-4eeb-4a84-9500-8dd7e22cd466%40sessionmgr7, http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/other-invertebrates/chinese-mitten-crabs/chinese-mitten-crabs.html, © 2020 Regents of the University of Michigan. "Eriocheir Sinensis" having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) What is it? [24], Management efforts have shown to be very difficult. 2003. [14] California allows fishing for mitten crabs with some restrictions. The study indicates that once physical contact is established, a contact pheromone is involved. After mating, the females continue seaward, overwintering in deeper waters. Alien invaders: Chinese mitten crabs in the Thames and spreading. Late fall is when the crabs begin to breed in the brackish waters. 2003. It is native to rivers, estuaries and other coastal habitats of East Asia from Korea in the north to Fujian, China in the south. associates with others of its species; forms social groups. "big sluice crab"), also known as the Shanghai hairy crab (上海毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. [2] Like some fish, they can also easily tolerate and uptake heavy metals, such as cadmium and mercury. As juveniles they mostly eat vegetation but also prey on small invertebrates ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten Crabs are subject to predation by many carnivorous organisms in the water and on land, including fish, frogs, and birds. This species' distinguishing features are the dense patches of dark setae on its claws. There have been difficulties in carrying out this plan though. Scientists have not been able to establish why Chinese mitten crabs have developed the hairs on their claws as they do not appear to serve any purpose. October 31, 2007 Mammals including humans are the final host of this parasite. One proposed scheme involves importing unwanted crabs from Europe, where they are seen as a pest, to replenish local pure-bred stock. The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket Guides! digs and breaks up soil so air and water can get in. All four species are very similar. After development as larvae, the juvenile crabs gradually move upstream into fresh water, thus completing the life cycle. 1998. (On-line). It’s called the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis). [12], It is generally illegal to import, transport, or possess live Chinese mitten crabs in the United States,[13] as accidental release or escape risks spreading these crabs to uninfested waters. October 13, 2007 Eriocheir sinensis is not vulnerable, threatened, or endangered on any part of its native or introduced range. (On-line). Responding to the spread of the crab to the West, businessmen have started seeing it as a new source of crab for the Chinese market. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Apple, red,or tiger coral; coral sea fan; red stone or limestone. The mitten crab diet is omnivorous. [11] The crabs have also been known to take up residence in swimming pools. Factors influencing the lifespan include temperature of the water, salinity, and others. 5) The megalopa then develop into small mitten crabs in the freshwater. [8] The crab has spread and can be found in Continental Europe, Southern France, United States of America (the San Francisco Bay), and the United Kingdom. They could also eat the trapped fish in commercial ponds. It has a squareish body, long spindly legs (which may also be covered in hairs) and white-tipped claws. Metzler, J. Classification, To cite this page: People are encouraged to report any mitten crab sightings, along with details (date, specific location, size) and a close-up photograph or specimen if possible. Scientific name Scientific name (unprocessed) ... Chinese Mitten Crab Date: 2017-05-29 England OSGR: TQ088662 Data resource: RISC and ALERT Marine Non-Native Species (Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame and Carpet Sea Squirt) Records Basis of record: Human observation View record. National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs). (On-line). fertilization takes place within the female's body. at http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=5&sid=497b8b4e-4eeb-4a84-9500-8dd7e22cd466%40sessionmgr7. This could be a financial problem if development along the riverbank is threatened. Chinese mitten crabs prefer to moult in freshwater but are unable to lay eggs at low salinities. Eri­ocheir sinen­sis mi­grates down­stream to salt­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ments to re­pro­duce. The Mitten Crab is found in the river. In addition, some states may have their own restrictions on possession of mitten crabs. It was reported in 1995 that residents of Greenwich saw Chinese mitten crabs coming out of the River Thames, and in 2014 one was found in the Clyde, in Scotland. Due to its abundance, high reproductive rate, and seemingly impossible to control damage crops in by! 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Mating Behaviour and Chemical Communication in the Invasive Chinese Mitten Crab Eriocheir sinensis. Gollasch, S. 2006. After about 7 days in this stage, molting occurs and juvenile crabs emerge; they then migrate upstream and go on to develop into adults, where sexual maturity is reached between their fourth and fifth years of life. Recently, a Chinese businessman introduced vending machines to sell this species of crab in the subways. The Animal Diversity Web is an educational resource written largely by and for college students. having the capacity to move from one place to another. Rainbow, P., R. Roni, P. Clark. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Gollasch, 2006; Metzler, 1998; Robbins, et al., 2007), After the fertilized eggs hatch, they are called zoea and do not look like adults. [4][5], The Chinese mitten crab originates from Hong Kong to the border of Korea. Accessed December 05, 2020 at https://animaldiversity.org/accounts/Eriocheir_sinensis/. at http://www.issg.org/database/species/ecology.asp?si=38&fr=1&sts=. 2005. Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853. Zoea have a long dorsal spine, a rostral spine, and 2 lateral spines. In the Yangtze, the largest river in its native range, Chinese mitten crabs have been recorded up to 1,400 km (870 mi) upstream. Topics The males arrive first and stay in the brackish waters all winter. These hairy bristles (or setae) might look like an interesting fashion statement, but their exact purpose is unknown. at http://www.jncc.gov.uk/page-1709. During its mass migrations it contributes to the temporary local extinction of native invertebrates. They are attached to the abdomen of the female crab. They have a notch between the eyes and 4 lateral carapace spines. The hard outer covering (carapace) has 4 spines on each side but is mostly smooth and round; width up to 10 cm (up to 4 in.). Chinese spend hundreds of yuan just to taste a small crab from Yangcheng Lake, which are considered a delicacy. The crab's legs are twice as long as the width of its shell, and its hairy, white-tipped claws resemble mittens. The carapace is 3–10 centimetres (1.2–3.9 in) wide, and the legs are about twice as long as the carapace is wide. Aquatic Nuisance Species Task Force. A 15-year period in Germany when the crabs were gradually entering Europe is known as the "establishment phase".[6]. [18], The first time the crab was brought to Europe was most likely by commercial vessels. National Science Foundation mainly lives in oceans, seas, or other bodies of salt water. At this stage, the larvae begin to look like adults but are still distinguishable from them because of the presence of a protruding abdomen. living in the northern part of the Old World. 2007. In some places the crabs have been found hundreds of miles from the sea. Mitten crabs range in size from 5-10 cm across the top shell and they have 4 lateral spines on each side of the shell. Their main prey consists of worms, mussels, snails, dead organic material, and other small crustaceans and fish. ("Mitten Crab Projects", 2007), Chinese mitten crabs are light brown and have hairy claws that are typically white-tipped, giving the appearance of mittens. Accessed Burrows are more extensive in tidal areas because when tide is low threats are greater. The ADW Team gratefully acknowledges their support. They are also a secondary intermediate host of the Oriental lung fluke -- Paragonimus ringeri. Additional support has come from the Marisla Foundation, UM College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Museum of Zoology, and Information and Technology Services. [9][10] The crabs can make significant inland migrations. Both economic and ecological damage combined make this crab highly problematic. This name is from the Greek, meaning ‘wool hand of the Chinese’ in reference to soft bristles covering their large claws. 1998. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31 : Reference for: Eriocheir sinensis, Chinese mitten crab [English] Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0) Acquired: 1996 : Notes: Reference for: Grants DRL 0089283, DRL 0628151, DUE 0633095, DRL 0918590, and DUE 1122742. [2], It moves from freshwater habitats to saltwater habitats once it has reached reproduction maturity. living in the Nearctic biogeographic province, the northern part of the New World. Accessed Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis Moon crab Native to: China Habitat: Tidal streams, rivers and estuaries. [21][22] Concerns have been raised that the population and origin of the crab may be affected because of overfishing of the species in the Yangtze. Contributor Galleries During their fourth or fifth year in late summer, the crustaceans migrate downstream and attain sexual maturity in the tidal estuaries. McLaughlin et al. It spends most of its life in freshwater, but reproduces in saltwater. (Provided by Brian Tsukimura, California State, Fresno). 2. Synapomorphy of the Bilateria. A substance that provides both nutrients and energy to a living thing. Accessed [7] It is known to settle in rice fields by the sea and rivers inland. The offspring are also motile – as the zoea develop in the salt water, they gain the morphologic characteristics of the adult. Blue crab (Callinectes sapidus) • Bright blue claws, olive green shell • 9 teeth on each side of the shell. at http://www.anstaskforce.gov/control.php. After the crabs successfully reproduce, they have very little energy and begin to waste away.[8]. This material is based upon work supported by the The scientific name for the Chinese mitten crab is Eriocheir sinensis. particles of organic material from dead and decomposing organisms. Remarks: Three other species of the genus Eriocheir are occuring in Asia: E. japonicus de Haan, E. leptognathus Rathbun and E. rectus Stimpson. This is evident as this species has been spread via shipping to North America as well as Europe. Biologist, Volume 50/Issue 5: 227-230. They can be used as bait for eel fishing, in the production of cosmetic products, and as fertilizer in agriculture. Chinese Mitten Crab > Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis > Introduced to U.S.: 1992 > Native to: Pacific coast of China and Korea at http://www.iisgcp.org/exoticsp/Chinese_Mitten_Crab.htm. A large change in the shape or structure of an animal that happens as the animal grows. Like the blue crab, its common name comes from the color of its shell; it is usually cream to tan in color. the nearshore aquatic habitats near a coast, or shoreline. "Eriocheir Sinensis (Crustacean)" Robbins, R., P. Clark, P. Rainbow. Common and Scientific Names of Aquatic Invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. (PDF 81 KB) Scientific Name: Eriocheir sp. After eggs have been fertilized, they are released about 1 day after mating and females then produce a substance that allow her eggs to adhere to part of her abdomen. For instance during migration, mitten crabs burrow into sediment and this increases erosion that can lead to collapse of river banks. Herborg, L., M. Bentley, A. Clare, K. Last. The Chinese mitten crab is a medium sized crab species, which can be easily identified by the bristly hairs (setae) on its claws. Though we edit our accounts for accuracy, we cannot guarantee all information in those accounts. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Males and females come in contact and after initially fighting, mating behavior begins. [17], Chinese mitten crabs have also invaded German waters, where they destroy fishing nets, hurt native fish species and damage local dams, causing damage of up to 80 million Euros. Species: Eriocheir sinensis: Genus Common Names: Mitten crab, Shanghai crab, Chinese Mitten crab. The females arrive after the males arrive. at http://www.nhm.ac.uk/nature-online/life/other-invertebrates/chinese-mitten-crabs/chinese-mitten-crabs.html. [15], The Chinese mitten crab has been introduced into the Great Lakes several times but has not yet been able to establish a permanent population. The Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis; simplified Chinese: 大闸蟹; traditional Chinese: 大閘蟹; pinyin: dàzháxiè, lit. ("National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs)", 2003), Eriocheir sinensis is catadromous: adult Mitten Crabs live in fresh water, but migrate to salt water for reproduction. Over the winter season, the females stay under deep water while the eggs develop. Accessed Chinese Mitten Crab. younger ones eat mainly vegetation, and adults eat small vertebrates such as worms and clams. Chinese Mitten Crab. Detritus is the result of the activity of decomposers (organisms that decompose organic material). ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Rainbow, et al., 2003), During the summer months mature Chinese mitten crabs begin their migration to the sea, with males arriving first and females arriving afterwards. Legs are developed which allow the juvenile crab to migrate upriver towards brackish water and finally to fresh water environment. The crab's body is the size of a human palm. Chinese mitten crabs are found on coasts from Japan to the mainland of China, Korean Peninsula, and along the Yellow Sea; they are also found on the coasts of northern and eastern Europe and the United States. But the answer to dealing with Chinese mitten … 2) Larvae hatch from the eggs in brackish waters. Lifecycle of the San Francisco population of the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis). (Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007; Gollasch, 2006), When the mitten crabs invade, they can damage the riverbanks because of their burrowing behavior as mentioned in the Ecosystem Roles section. Figure 1. Biology of the Genus Eriocheir Identification and Life History Eriocheir sinensis (Chinese mitten crab) is native to the rivers and estuaries of central Asia, from The eggs are laid within 24 hours of mating. Search in feature The Mitten Crab can be donated to the museum. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species.[1][2]. It was formerly called Geryon fenneri. They develop appendages on their side that will eventually be involved in feeding. October 13, 2007 Chaceon fenneri, commonly known as the golden crab or golden deepsea crab, is one of several species of crab harvested for food by humans. Humans can become infected with Paragonimus ringeri by eating poorly cooked or raw mitten crabs. 2007. After an investigation by German scientists in 1933, it was thought that the crabs migrated to Europe through ballast water in commercial ships. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Rainbow, et al., 2003; Robbins, et al., 2007), There are varied reports as to the lifespan of this species. Soon after reproduction, however, both sexes die and the progeny are left to fend for themselves. Chinese mitten crabs are on California’s list of restricted animals and cannot be imported, transported, or possessed without a permit. They are becoming as big a pest in Britain as the grey squirrel or Japanese knotweed, and seemingly impossible to control. "Mitten Crab Projects" animals which must use heat acquired from the environment and behavioral adaptations to regulate body temperature. October 13, 2007 October 13, 2007 ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten crabs are prey for many animals. The Marine Biological Association is requesting mitten crab sightings from members of the public, anglers and waterway workers, to clarify the distribution of this species. 3) The larvae gradually move from brackish water to fresh water. Taxon Information The Chinese mitten crab is a freshwater crab named after the conspicuous mitten‐like hairs on its claws. Solovyeva, A. and K. Bailey 2008. The breeding age is normally toward the end of their life spans. Crabs damage crops in China by consuming rice shoots. October 13, 2007 Scientific name: Eriocheir sinensis H. Milne Edwards, 1853 Common name: Chinese Mitten Crab Taxon rank: species: Name match metric: Taxon GUID match The match was based on the supplied taxon concept ID rather than the scientific name. [8], CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (. reproduction in which eggs are released by the female; development of offspring occurs outside the mother's body. referring to animal species that have been transported to and established populations in regions outside of their natural range, usually through human action. [19] The crab meat is believed by TCM practitioners to have a "cooling" (yin) effect on the body. Accessed Phylogenetically the crab belongs to the Varunidae family which is the newest group of brachyuran crustaceans. For example, diseases caused by infection of filarial nematodes (elephantiasis and river blindness). (On-line). "Discovery of second invasive mitten crab raises worries", "Title 50 – Wildlife and Fisheries. Eriocheir sinensis migrates downstream to saltwater environments to reproduce. Females can produce anywhere between 250,000 to 1 million eggs, depending on the size of the female. at http://nis.gsmfc.org/nis_factsheet.php?toc_id=132. [20] Most of the Yangcheng crabs are exported to Shanghai and Hong Kong, and high-profit foreign markets. Since these crabs only breed once, they have very sizeable egg production counts. (On-line). It has also been introduced to Europe and North America, where it is considered an invasive species. In otherwords, Europe and Asia and northern Africa. They are commonly used in Chinese dishes, which is how most people become familiar with them. "Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)" After 5 zoeal stages, the crab undergoes metamorphosis from the zoeal stage to a megalopal stage. Upon doing so, the following text is given by Blathers: "Officially known as the mitten crab, they also go by the name "shanghai crab." chemicals released into air or water that are detected by and responded to by other animals of the same species. It is during this migration where the crabs reach puberty and develop their sex organs. In insects, "incomplete metamorphosis" is when young animals are similar to adults and change gradually into the adult form, and "complete metamorphosis" is when there is a profound change between larval and adult forms. The colour is usually a dark green, although they can also be brown or even orange. "Mitten Crabs: Oriental Invaders of the River Thames" Butterflies have complete metamorphosis, grasshoppers have incomplete metamorphosis. A mitten crab can prey on and compete with many native aquatic species, posing a threat to ecosystems and fisheries. In addition, the Federal Lacey Act prohibits inter-state transport of Chinese mitten crabs. October 13, 2007 The insect, whose scientific name is Ephemera danica, only has a few days to fly, mate and lay new eggs. Scientific name i: Eriocheir sinensis: Taxonomy navigation › Eriocheir. Clark, P., B. Hemsley-Flint. [23] The crabs are stored at 5 °C (41 °F), which induces a sleep-like state. 毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. It is native to Asia. Adults migrate to estuaries and the sea to breed. ("Eriocheir Sinensis (Milne Edwards, 1853)", 2003; Gollasch, 2006), Chinese mitten crabs spend most of their lives in brackish water and freshwater rivers and estuaries. [3] An increase in microplastics has had a significant impact on the population as it affects their metabolism, growth, and oxidative stress response in the liver. areas with salty water, usually in coastal marshes and estuaries. This includes Greenland, the Canadian Arctic islands, and all of the North American as far south as the highlands of central Mexico. These crabs migrated from China to Europe as early as 1900 and were first documented by official German reports in 1912 from Aller River. During migration they are known to cross terrestrial boundaries, but they do not spend much time on land. Animals with bilateral symmetry have dorsal and ventral sides, as well as anterior and posterior ends. (On-line). Eating the developing mitten crab gonads has been part of Chinese culture for many centuries dating back to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), when skilled craftsmen made a set of gold utensils for eating a crab that included a mallet, scissors, a shell cracker, a round salver, scoop, spoon, a long fork and combined scraper and pricker. There is concern in areas with a substantial native crab fishery, such as the Chesapeake Bay in Maryland and the Hudson River in New York (both locations where the crabs were first spotted in 2005), as the impact of the invasion by this species on the native population is unknown. ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998; Clark and Hemsley-Flint, 2007). When they are introduced to a new environment, their population becomes very large very fast and they change the structure of the local environment. Other strategies such as capturing them when they pile up at dams have proven somewhat effective. The crab inhabits rivers, estuaries and coastal lakes across Northeast China’s Yalu River where is the border between China and North Korea, to Chiu-lung River in South China’s Fujian province. During physical contact, males are able to recognize reproductively active females because the females release contact pheromones; they are only released after physical contact has been made. (PDF 58 KB) Scientific Name: Melithaeidae: Melithaea sp. 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"Eriocheir Sinensis" having body symmetry such that the animal can be divided in one plane into two mirror-image halves. Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis) What is it? [24], Management efforts have shown to be very difficult. 2003. [14] California allows fishing for mitten crabs with some restrictions. The study indicates that once physical contact is established, a contact pheromone is involved. After mating, the females continue seaward, overwintering in deeper waters. Alien invaders: Chinese mitten crabs in the Thames and spreading. Late fall is when the crabs begin to breed in the brackish waters. 2003. It is native to rivers, estuaries and other coastal habitats of East Asia from Korea in the north to Fujian, China in the south. associates with others of its species; forms social groups. "big sluice crab"), also known as the Shanghai hairy crab (上海毛蟹, p Shànghǎi máoxiè), is a medium-sized burrowing crab that is named for its furry claws, which resemble mittens. [2] Like some fish, they can also easily tolerate and uptake heavy metals, such as cadmium and mercury. As juveniles they mostly eat vegetation but also prey on small invertebrates ("Chinese Mitten Crab: Life and History", 1998), Mitten Crabs are subject to predation by many carnivorous organisms in the water and on land, including fish, frogs, and birds. This species' distinguishing features are the dense patches of dark setae on its claws. There have been difficulties in carrying out this plan though. Scientists have not been able to establish why Chinese mitten crabs have developed the hairs on their claws as they do not appear to serve any purpose. October 31, 2007 Mammals including humans are the final host of this parasite. One proposed scheme involves importing unwanted crabs from Europe, where they are seen as a pest, to replenish local pure-bred stock. The Animal Diversity Web team is excited to announce ADW Pocket Guides! digs and breaks up soil so air and water can get in. All four species are very similar. After development as larvae, the juvenile crabs gradually move upstream into fresh water, thus completing the life cycle. 1998. (On-line). It’s called the Chinese Mitten Crab (Eriocheir sinensis). [12], It is generally illegal to import, transport, or possess live Chinese mitten crabs in the United States,[13] as accidental release or escape risks spreading these crabs to uninfested waters. October 13, 2007 Eriocheir sinensis is not vulnerable, threatened, or endangered on any part of its native or introduced range. (On-line). Responding to the spread of the crab to the West, businessmen have started seeing it as a new source of crab for the Chinese market. Help us improve the site by taking our survey. Apple, red,or tiger coral; coral sea fan; red stone or limestone. The mitten crab diet is omnivorous. [11] The crabs have also been known to take up residence in swimming pools. Factors influencing the lifespan include temperature of the water, salinity, and others. 5) The megalopa then develop into small mitten crabs in the freshwater. [8] The crab has spread and can be found in Continental Europe, Southern France, United States of America (the San Francisco Bay), and the United Kingdom. They could also eat the trapped fish in commercial ponds. It has a squareish body, long spindly legs (which may also be covered in hairs) and white-tipped claws. Metzler, J. Classification, To cite this page: People are encouraged to report any mitten crab sightings, along with details (date, specific location, size) and a close-up photograph or specimen if possible. Scientific name Scientific name (unprocessed) ... Chinese Mitten Crab Date: 2017-05-29 England OSGR: TQ088662 Data resource: RISC and ALERT Marine Non-Native Species (Chinese Mitten Crab, Wakame and Carpet Sea Squirt) Records Basis of record: Human observation View record. National Management Plan For the Genus Eriocheir (Mitten Crabs). (On-line). fertilization takes place within the female's body. at http://web.ebscohost.com/ehost/pdf?vid=5&hid=5&sid=497b8b4e-4eeb-4a84-9500-8dd7e22cd466%40sessionmgr7. This could be a financial problem if development along the riverbank is threatened. Chinese mitten crabs prefer to moult in freshwater but are unable to lay eggs at low salinities. Eri­ocheir sinen­sis mi­grates down­stream to salt­wa­ter en­vi­ron­ments to re­pro­duce. The Mitten Crab is found in the river. In addition, some states may have their own restrictions on possession of mitten crabs. It was reported in 1995 that residents of Greenwich saw Chinese mitten crabs coming out of the River Thames, and in 2014 one was found in the Clyde, in Scotland. Due to its abundance, high reproductive rate, and seemingly impossible to control damage crops in by! 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