Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID283315
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusFaxonius
Speciesvirilis
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
StateWV
CountyKanawha
LocalityPointlick Fork, adjacent to CR 73/5, 2.2 miles SE of CR 7/3 in Coal Fork
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameUpper Kanawha
HUC8 Number05050006
HUC10 NameCampbells Creek-Kanawha River
HUC10 Number0505000604
HUC12 NameCampbells Creek
HUC12 Number050500060404
Map
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Collection Day15
Collection Month5
Collection Year2010
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: 100515-05. "Stream heavily impacted by mining. Stream substrate coal fines and black mine precipitate present; bank composed of coal fines. Stream channelized with no riparian buffer. Orconectes virilis dominant species at site. Both Cambarus taken as well; C.b. cavatus most prevalent. Crayfish collected from mid channel under small boulders."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [10/30/2020].

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