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Edelkrebs, engl. european Crayfish

Astacus astacus


Astacus astacus, the European crayfish, noble crayfish or broad-fingered crayfish, is the most common species of crayfish in Europe, and a traditional foodstuff. Like other crayfish, Astacus astacus is restricted to fresh water, living only in unpolluted streams, rivers and lakes. It is found from France throughout Central Europe, to the Balkan peninsula, and north as far as parts of the British Isles, Scandinavia, and the western parts of the former Soviet Union. Males may grow up to 16 cm long, and females up to 12 cm.[2]




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The MnMs
The MnMs 11 years ago

Please, remove from nudibranch mission. This is not a nudibranch!

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 11 years ago

Moved to arthropod group :-)

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Nürnberg, Bayern, Germany

Spotted on Nov 8, 2011
Submitted on Nov 16, 2011

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