Specimen Information

Faxonius rusticus
Faxonius rusticus
(Rusty Crayfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1535808
Common NameRusty Crayfish
LocalityCascade Creek in Rochester Minnesota
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameZumbro
HUC8 Number07040004
HUC10 NameSouth Fork Zumbro River
HUC10 Number0704000401
HUC12 NameCascade Creek
HUC12 Number070400040109


Collection Day25
Collection Month6
Collection Year2018
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker on small watercraft
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24369
Author:Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Title:EDDMapS: Early detection and distribution mapping system
Publisher:The University of Georgia
CommentsCarrie Nelson (Quarry Hill Nature Center) observed a rusty crayfish with a group of summer camp participants on June 15, 2018. For the past 20+ years she has been taking summer camp participants to this creek and others around town to do stream studies and they have never come across a rusty before. She collected the specimen for education purposed at the Nature Center. Only one crayfish was found with a body length of 8.7 cm and claws being 3 cm in length.
Record TypeLiterature
Museum Cat Number7631698


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/28/2021].

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