Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID283260
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusFaxonius
Speciesvirilis
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
StateWV
CountyMorgan
LocalitySleepy Creek at CR 26
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameConococheague-Opequon
HUC8 Number02070004
HUC10 NameSleepy Creek
HUC10 Number0207000402
HUC12 NameMiddle Sleepy Creek
HUC12 Number020700040203
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month6
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24513
Author:Loughman, Z.
Date:2012
Title:Orconectes virilis and Orconectes rusticus collection in West Virginia.
CommentsPrimary collection number: 070606-16. "CR 26 at sleepy creek crossing. Bedrock present with pockets of boulders. Crayfish used bedrock and relied on crypsis. highest density observed. Crayfish using ridges for refugia. Curious, would leave rocks in leaf pack to investigate nets. Juveniles and subadults used rock cluster for refugia must return later."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [2/21/2020].

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