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Signal Crayfish
Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)

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

Scientific synonyms

Astacus klamathensis Stimpson, 1857
Astacus leniusculus Dana, 1852
Astacus oreganus Randall, 1840
Astacus trowbridgii Stimpson, 1857
Cambarus americanus Anonymous, 1927
Pacifastacus (Pacifastacus) leniusculus (Dana, 1852)

Least Concern

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Intertaxon relationships

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

parasite: Aphanomyces astaci Schikora, 1906 - Crayfish Plague

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Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [238443]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [153648]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
CZ Patoka J., Buřič M., Bláha M., Kouba A., Ďuriš Z. (2017): České názvy živočichů VIII. Desetinožci (Decapoda) infrařád rakotvární (Astacidea), Národní muzeum (zoologické oddělení), Praha. [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2006/AI_...], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 4: 245-269 [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
EN Matteo Capurro, Loris Galli, Mario Mori, Sebastiano Salvidio and Attilio Arillo (2007): The signal crayfish, Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852) [Crustacea: Decapoda: Astacidae], in the Brugneto Lake (Liguria, NW Italy). The beginning of the invasion of the River Po watershed? [http://www.aquaticinvasions.net/2007/AI_...], Aquatic invasions, Volume 2, Issue 1: 17-24 [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
CZ Petrusková T., Fischer D., Štambergová M., Petrusek A., Kozubíková E. (2007): Praktická ochrana raků [http://www.biolib.cz/DOC/ochrana-raku.pd...]

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Explanations

i species introduced to area described by check-list