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#1 dac343

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:04 PM

Location is in KY, I have no idea of what this girl might be.  I've gone through the Crayfish of KY but not really matching it up to anything.  Perhaps its an immature form? 

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#2 thedood

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 10:45 PM

That is a cool looking crayfish! Excellent camo.



#3 Betta132

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 11:37 PM

Very pretty cray. If you don't have any similar endangered critters in the area, maybe keep one in a smallish species tank? 



#4 gerald

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 10:31 AM

Striped form of Cajun Dwarf, Cambarellus shufeldtii?  

Could also be a juvenile of a larger species of course.


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#5 dac343

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 04:23 PM

Striped form of Cajun Dwarf, Cambarellus shufeldtii?  
Could also be a juvenile of a larger species of course.


Yea cambarellus comes up in a few discussions. The only issue is that in ky the two species are found in Western ky. This gal was caught in eastern ky. Sent pics to Dr. Schuster so hopefully Guenter can give a better idea.
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#6 gerald

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 06:54 PM

They're popular aquarium pets - wouldn't surprise me if some have gotten moved around to new locations.


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#7 CowBoYReX

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:15 PM

I believe it's a juvenile orconectes immunis

#8 dac343

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 07:31 PM

I believe it's a juvenile orconectes immunis

Interesting thought.  That's another one that's known range is farther west than this one. Will be interesting to hear what Guenter Schuster says.


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#9 CowBoYReX

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 08:24 PM

It will be interesting, wanna send me a couple of those lol

Edit: I just wanted to add, I don't believe any Cambarellus species has red tipped cheliped(claws)

Edited by CowBoYReX, 26 April 2016 - 08:27 PM.


#10 dac343

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 09:18 AM

Guenter says most likely Cambarus sphenoides juvenile
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#11 CowBoYReX

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Posted 28 April 2016 - 10:43 AM

Well he's the doc lol




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