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Species Procambarus clarkii - Red Swamp Crayfish

Crayfish - Procambarus? - Procambarus clarkii Reddish crayfish moving around mostly above water before entering burrow perhaps - Procambarus clarkii Procambarus clarkii - male Procambarus clarkii - male Procambarus clarkii - male Cambaridae - Procambarus clarkii Red Swamp Crayfish - Procambarus clarkii Crayfish - Procambarus clarkii
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 (Crayfishes)
Family Cambaridae
Genus Procambarus
No Taxon (Subgenus Scapulicambarus)
Species clarkii (Red Swamp Crayfish)
Size
Can weigh over 50g and reach over 12cm in length
Identification
Dark red in color, elongate chelae with tubercles. Ischia of 3rd and 4th pereiopods of males bearing hooks.
Range
Native to the Southeast U.S., north to the Ohio drainage. Invasive range includes Northeast Illinois, Wisconsin, Maine, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, California, Oregon, Washington, and likely other states.
Habitat
Able to tolerate dry periods up to four months. As a result, can be found in moist meadows, small ponds, and swamps, as well as permanent lakes and streams.
Food
Omnivorous
Remarks
Commonly cultured for food