Specimen Information

Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis
(Virile Crayfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1651270
Common NameVirile Crayfish
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
Collection Day23
Collection Month6
Collection Year2020
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwaydispersed | released bait
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
Number Collected1
Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2024]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [7/17/2024].

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