Procambarus acutus acutus
Procambarus acutus acutus
(white river crawfish)
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Procambarus acutus acutus (Girard, 1852)

Common name: white river crawfish

Taxonomy: available through www.itis.govITIS logo

Size: can reach 5 in

Native Range: Southern Atlantic coast drainage from Georgia to Maine and from the Florida panhandle to Mexico; central Mississippi Valley to the upper Great Lakes drainages.

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Nonindigenous Occurrences: Non-specific locations in Connecticut, Maine (east-central), Massachusetts (west-central), and Rhode Island; Lower Hudson River drainage.

Means of Introduction: Probable bait bucket or aquaculture introductions.

Impact of Introduction: Unknown.

Remarks: Found in sloughs, marshes, temporary pools and other standing water.  Breeding appears not to be restricted to one season.  Used as human food and in the bait industry.

Author: Benson, A.J.

Revision Date: 10/18/2004

Citation Information:
Benson, A.J., 2018, Procambarus acutus acutus (Girard, 1852): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL,, Revision Date: 10/18/2004, Access Date: 1/16/2018

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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2018]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [1/16/2018].

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