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Crayfish ID - Mukwonago River, WI

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#1 Guest_NVCichlids_*

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Posted 27 May 2012 - 11:09 PM

I was out sampling and fishing the other day and caught this crayfish. I had never seen one with this much color before and was curious on the ID. I find rustys all the time there, and this didn't have the spot on the side, and had much more color so I was off on what it could be?

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I have my thought, but I dont want to make a fool of myself if I am wrong.


#2 Guest_centrarchid_*

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 11:54 AM

Northern, virile or fantail crayfish Orconectes virilis.

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Posted 28 May 2012 - 06:11 PM

That's what it looks like to me too.

#4 Guest_NVCichlids_*

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:55 AM

Ok, so ID'ing wasn't off .. good to know I kinda know my craws.

How aggressive are they in aquariums/captive life?

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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:27 PM

They adapt well and among least aggressive of species that are native and introduced in your area. Should also reach largest ultimate size in an aquarium. O. virilis doe not burrow as much as many other species.

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