Aquatic Invertebrates - invasive

Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) on Nov 6, 2012

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Identified by Rick Boatner ODFW and Susan Barnes ODFW

Nov. 6, 2012, 12:42 a.m.

James, thank you for the report of the red swamp crayfish. We appreciate you submitting the report and confirming the observation by ODFW staff. Thank you for your efforts to help us in our fight against invasive species.

Lisa DeBruyckere
Nov. 16, 2012, 9:32 p.m.

First red swamp crayfish was found on land 4 feet from water's edge in October 2012. Second red swamp crayfish was found on land 10 feet from water's edge. It had bits of soil all over its body and I suspect it had been burrowing. Later, a trap was placed underwater nearby and over the course of one week two signal crayfish were caught and released. No other red swamp sightings to date but will keep them if found.

Nov. 16, 2012, 11:27 p.m.