Specimen Information

Rhithropanopeus harrisii
Rhithropanopeus harrisii
(Harris mud crab)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID1653543
Common NameHarris mud crab
CountyPalo Pinto
LocalityPossum Kingdom Lake (river east of Hell's Gate – geologic feature), Palo Pinto County, Texas
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Brazos-Palo Pinto
HUC8 Number12060201
HUC10 NamePossom Kingdom Lake-Brazos River
HUC10 Number1206020105
HUC12 NameJowell Creek-Possom Kingdom Lake
HUC12 Number120602010506
Collection Day12
Collection Month7
Collection Year2017
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayhitch hiker with stocked fish | released bait
Comments4 planktonic larvae (zoea) – preserved in ethanol. Established population; salinity = 1 ppt at time of collection; collected as part of the project: Howeth, J. G. 2018. Impacts of zebra mussels on reservoir water quality: spatio-temporal patterns. State Wildlife Grant Final Report, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department. 33 pages.
Record TypePersonal communication
VerifierJ. Howeth, University of Alabama
Rhithropanopeus harrisii


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