Submitter does not have a specimen
This was quite clearly P. clarkii. It is perhaps already well known that this species is in Fern Ridge reservoir, but I could not find this listed so I wanted to report it just in case.
Red Swamp Crayfish is an Oregon Dept. of Fish and Wildlife Prohibited Species, meaning they "may not be imported, possessed, sold, purchased, exchanged or transported in the state".
Picture guide to crayfish in Oregon;
Crayfish information from SeaGrant; and ODFW Red Swamp Crayfish fact sheet.
On 27 Sep 16 observed a live specimen observed in the water at the boat ramp at Eugene Yacht Club at Richardson Point, Fern Ridge Reservoir
Tania Siemens WISE Program Coordinator (Watershed and Invasive Species Education)Oregon Sea Grant ExtensionOregon State Universitytania.email@example.com
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