Green Crabs

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Green Crab Identification

Green Crabs have 5 spines on each side of their eyes.  Their carapace (shell) is roughly pentagon shaped.  The crabs can be green, brown or red.

 
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Green crabs rarely grow larger than 3 1/4 inches.  The size measured is the width of the crab at the widest part of its carapace – from the tip of one spine to the other.

  Female: Rounded, ‘beehive’ shape on underside

Female: Rounded, ‘beehive’ shape on underside

 Male: Pointed, ‘obelisk’ shape on underside

Male: Pointed, ‘obelisk’ shape on underside

Green Crab Trap Types Used in the Kennebec Estuary

Eel Trap – Minnow Trap – Modified Lobster Trap – Shrimp Trap – Acer Crab Trap

Kennebec Estuary Green Crabs in the News

Bath Middle School Green Crab Population Study

Georgetown

Woolwich

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Green Crab Resources

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