Specimen Information

Procambarus clarkii
Procambarus clarkii
(Red Swamp Crayfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1404930
Common NameRed Swamp Crayfish
LocalityLake Harriett- Spring Mountain Ranch State Park
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameLas Vegas Wash
HUC8 Number15010015
Collection Year2016
Year AccuracyPublication Year
Potential Pathwayreleased bait | released aquarium
Reference 1
Ref. Number:29954
Author:U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Title:Saving a Rare Desert Fish on the Brink of Extinction
CommentsPahrump poolfish have lived in warm springs of southern Nevada for thousands of years and are considered a native species to this area. The recent steep drop in numbers is due to red swamp crayfish, mosquitofish, household goldfish, and koi fish being unlawfully introduced into Lake Harriett.
Record TypeLiterature


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2022]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/5/2022].

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