Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis
(Virile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish)
Crustaceans-Crayfish
Native Transplant

Impact ID5235
Impact TypePredation/Herbivory
Study TypeAnecdotal
Study LocationField
Impact DescriptionThere is a concern that the presence of Faxonius virilis in the Snake River Drainage in Idaho can impact the populations of native freshwater mussel Margaritifera falcata and fishes Oncorhynchus clarkii bouvieri and Catostomus discobolus due to the crayfish's tendency to prey on bivalves and fish eggs.
Reference38029
Great Lakes RegionNo
Cost 
LocationSnake River Drainage, Idaho, USA

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