Chinese mitten crab -- Ecology -- West Coast (America), Chinese mitten crab -- Environmental aspects -- West Coast (America), Invasive aquatic organisms -- Environmental aspects
Mitten crabs are invasive species that pose a risk to the aquatic environments of the Pacific Northwest and the economic and social activities that depend upon intact aquatic systems. The recent establishment of a large population in the San Francisco Bay and the potential for introductions from California, Asia and Europe pose a significant invasion potential for esturaires and rivers from Catifornia to Alaska.
Hanson, Erik and Sytsma, Mark, "The Potential for Mitten Crab Colonization of Estuaries on the West Coast of North America" (2005). Center for Lakes and Reservoirs Publications and Presentations. 2.