Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID1651270
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusFaxonius
Speciesvirilis
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
StateWA
CountyBenton
LocalityChamna Preserve, Yakima River, Richland WA
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Yakima
HUC8 Number17030003
HUC10 NameCorral Creek-Yakima River
HUC10 Number1703000312
HUC12 NameYakima River
HUC12 Number170300031205
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Collection Day23
Collection Month6
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released bait
Statusunknown
CommentsCrayfish was dead. We verified that it was a Faxonius virilis with Dr. Eric Larson, an expert in Northwest crayfish from the Univ. of Illinois. He was surprised by the discovery and said we should report it as a significant expansion of the invasive species' range.
Record TypeNAS sighting report
Earliest Recorddrainage
VerifierDr. Eric Larson, J. Procopio
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1
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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2021]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [12/2/2021].

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