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Species Orconectes virilis - Virile Crayfish

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Astacidea (Crayfishes and Lobsters)
Superfamily Astacoidea (Crayfish)
Family Cambaridae
Genus Orconectes
No Taxon (Subgenus Gremicambarus)
Species virilis (Virile Crayfish)
Identification
Chelae and legs mostly bluish with yellow tubercles. Body generally olive-brown to blue.
Range
Native in the midwest, widely invasive.
Print References
Clark WH and Lester GT (2005)Range extension and ecological information for Orconectes virilis (Hagen 1870) (Decapoda : Cambaridae) in Idaho, USA. Western North American Naturalist 65: 164-169.