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Order Decapoda


I found this freshwater crayfish carapace on the forest floor. It wasn't in great shape and was missing some of the distinguishing characteristics that I would normally use for identification. The carapace was about 5 cm long.


Spotted on the ground in a mostly coniferous forest - near the edge of a river.


I think it's in the family Cambaridae. It could be Orconectes propinquus, Orconectes rusticus, or Cambarus robustus...But, I'm not sure.

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Christine Y.
Christine Y. 3 years ago

Thanks maplemoth!

maplemoth662 3 years ago

Two, very interesting photos....

Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on Jun 30, 2018
Submitted on Jul 10, 2018

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