Red Swamp Crayfish - Procambarus clarkii | SocalFauna.net

Female. Irvine Lake
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Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)


Arthropoda > Crustacea > Malacostraca > Decapoda > Pleocyemata > Astacidea > Cambaridae


Native to the southeastern United States and an introduced species in California, perhaps the most commonly recorded crayfish species in Southern California. California's only native crayfish species - the Shasta Crayfish - is not found in Southern California, and as such all crayfish that may be encountered in Southern California are introduced species.

References:
1. Wicksten, M.K. 2011. Decapod Crustacea of the Californian and Oregonian Zoogeographic Provinces. Scripps Institution of Oceanography Library. UC San Diego: UC San Diego Library – Scripps Collection. Retrieved from: http://escholarship.org/uc/item/7sk9t2dz

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