Taxon profile


Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Malacostraca »  order Decapoda - crayfish »  family Cambaridae »  genus Orconectes

Scientific synonyms

Astacus limosus Rafinesque, 1817
Cambarus affinis Say

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

Distribution maps

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [238445]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [] [as Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [153764]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)]
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 Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)]
EN Bernauer D. & Jansen W. (2006): Recent invasions of alien macroinvertebrates and loss of native species in the upper Rhine River, Germany [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 1, Issue 2: 55-71 [as Orconectes limosus]
EN David Holdich and John Black (2007): The spiny-cheek crayfish, Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817) [Crustacea: Decapoda: Cambaridae], digs into the UK [], Aquatic invasions, Volume 2, Issue 1: 1-16 [as Orconectes limosus (Rafinesque, 1817)]
CZ Petrusková T., Fischer D., Štambergová M., Petrusek A., Kozubíková E. (2007): Praktická ochrana raků []

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