Specimen Information

Procambarus clarkii
Procambarus clarkii
(Red Swamp Crayfish)
Crustaceans-Crayfish
Native Transplant

Specimen ID263464
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusProcambarus
Speciesclarkii
Common NameRed Swamp Crayfish
StateWI
CountyWashington
Localitya private subdivision pond [Esquire Estates], Germantown
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMilwaukee
HUC8 Number04040003
HUC10 NameMenomonee River
HUC10 Number0404000304
HUC12 NameVillage of Menomonee Falls-Menomonee River
HUC12 Number040400030401
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Collection Month8
Collection Year2009
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:27922
Author:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WI DNR)
Date:2009
Title:New invasive crayfish found in Wisconsin
Publisher:Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
Reference 2
Ref. Number:29172
Author:Bunk, H., and S. Van Egeren
Date:2016
Title:Attempted Eradication of Ambitious Architects: Procambarus clarkii, The Red Swamp Crayfish in three SE Wisconsin Ponds – Successes and Failures
Publisher:Upper Midwest Invasive Species Conference
Pages:12-13
Reference 3
Ref. Number:30321
Author:Maureen Ferry
Date:2017
Title:Personal communictaion, false listing of red swamp in Wisconsin
CommentsProcambarus clarkii were established in three ponds in 2009. An eradication program was started in November by Wisconsin DNR of the same year with sodium hypochlorite and continued in 2010. Physical measures included bank manipulation, placement of bank barriers and in some cases, filling of the pond were untaken. Major construction and treatment efforts were completed in September of 2013 (Bunk and Van Egeren 2016). The ponds may still hold a very small population of the red swamp crayfish as a single emaciated individual was found in summer 2017. Wisconsin DNR is continuing to monitor the ponds for the next several years for additional Red Swamp Crayfish sightings (Maureen Ferry, WDNR personal communication 2017).
Record TypePersonal communication
Earliest Recordstate
VerifierJoan Jass, Milwaukee Public Museum taxonomist
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater
Number Collected1000
Sizeup to 8 inches
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