Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1522559
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
LocalityIndian Creek Reservoir (Horse-thief Reservoir)
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Boise
HUC8 Number17050114
HUC10 NameIndian Creek
HUC10 Number1705011405
HUC12 NameUpper Indian Creek
HUC12 Number170501140506
Collection Day21
Collection Month7
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased aquarium | released bait
CommentsWhile walking along the shoreline of the reservoir, I observed multiple exoskeleton of very large crayfish. I set our a baited cage trap for a three hour time span and captured seven large specimens. Comparing these to specimens captured from Blacks Creek in November 2017, and July 20, 2018. I was able to conclude that these were Northern/Virile Crayfish. This appears to be an established population. Along the west shoreline of Indian Creek Reservoir.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
VerifierRobert Kibler


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [4/19/2021].

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