Taxon profile


Signal Crayfish
Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)

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

IUCN category: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

Distribution maps

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [238443]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [153648]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Pacifastacus leniusculus (Dana, 1852)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN Stephan Gollasch and Stefan Nehring (2006): National checklist for aquatic alien species in Germany [], 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? [], 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 []

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i species introduced to area described by check-list