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Undescribed burrowing crayfish

Cambarus cf. dubius

Description:

A deep blue crayfish with orange-tipped claws, approximately 3 inches long.

Habitat:

Found after a rain on a rural paved road alongside a mountain stream. These animals inhabit cold, springs and spring-fed streams.

Notes:

This animal had a 1 cm long gash in the carapace. After consulting with some crayfish specialists, I found out that it is likely an undescribed species in the C. dubius complex.

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2 Comments

DanielePralong
DanielePralong 3 years ago

Today is World Water Day, and we celebrate with this beautiful burrowing crayfish as our Spotting of the Day! Congratulation Lisa! Keep us updated on the description :-)

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AshleyT
AshleyT 3 years ago

Your spotting has been nominated for the Spotting of the Week. The winner will be chosen by the Project Noah Rangers based on a combination of factors including: uniqueness of the shot, status of the organism (for example, rare or endangered), quality of the information provided in the habitat and description sections. There is a subjective element, of course; the spotting with the highest number of Ranger votes is chosen. Congratulations on being nominated!

LisaPowers
Spotted by
LisaPowers

Virginia, USA

Spotted on Feb 28, 2017
Submitted on Mar 11, 2017

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