Taxon profile


Noble Crayfish
Astacus astacus (Linnaeus, 1758)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Malacostraca »  order Decapoda - crayfish »  family Astacidae - crayfishes »  genus Astacus - crayfish

Scientific synonyms

Astacus fluviatilis Fabricius, 1775
Astacus nobilis
Cancer astacus Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Broad-fingered Crayfish
= European Crayfish

IUCN category:Vulnerable



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Intertaxon relationships

predator: Lutra lutra (Linnaeus, 1758) - Eurasian River Otter, Neovison vison (Schreber, 1777) - American Mink

parasite: Branchiobdella astaci Odier, 1823, Aphanomyces astaci Schikora, 1906 - Crayfish Plague

Distribution maps

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [238436]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Astacus astacus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [2191]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Astacus astacus (Linnaeus, 1758)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
CZ EN Farkač J., Král D. & Škorpík M. (eds.) (2005): List of threatened species in the Czech Republic. Invertebrates, Agentura ochrany přírody a krajiny ČR, Praha, 760 pp. [as Astacus astacus (Linné, 1758)]
CZ Petrusková T., Fischer D., Štambergová M., Petrusek A., Kozubíková E. (2007): Praktická ochrana raků []

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