Specimen Information

Faxonius virilis
Faxonius virilis
(Virile Crayfish)
Native Transplant

Specimen ID283288
Common NameVirile Crayfish
LocalityBack Creek at SR 9
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameConococheague-Opequon
HUC8 Number02070004
HUC10 NameBack Creek
HUC10 Number0207000404
HUC12 NameOutlet Back Creek
HUC12 Number020700040409
Collection Day8
Collection Month6
Collection Year2007
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased bait
Reference 1
Ref. Number:24513
Author:Loughman, Z.
Title:Orconectes virilis and Orconectes rusticus collection in West Virginia.
CommentsPrimary collection number: 070608-11. "Large run terminating in a riffle - man made. Justicea present along pool margins. Water warm (60's) periphyton present as well. Crayfises rare under boulders, found margins of justicea beds. Multiple age cohorts found in margins. Orc. Sp. More prevalent than virilis. Adults prefer boudlers and stream current some individuals have multiple spines on rostrum."
Record TypeLiterature


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