Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID283317
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusFaxonius
Speciesvirilis
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
StateWV
CountyKanawha
LocalityGrapevine Creek parallel to CR 21/16, 0.9 miles E of CR 21 in Sissonville
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameLower Kanawha
HUC8 Number05050008
HUC10 NameOutlet Pocatalico River
HUC10 Number0505000802
HUC12 NameFrog Creek-Pocatalico River
HUC12 Number050500080202
Map
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Collection Day6
Collection Month6
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: 100606-07. "Degraded stream with large riprap slabs in shallow run. Sandbottomed stream- Pocatalico System. C. thomai in ditch. Required min # of pumps to produce cray. Burrows shallow, multiple entrances. Large O. virilis under riprap slabs in .3-.4m H2O. Cambarus robustus collected singly from under large slabs. O. sanbornii collected as well."
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2020]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [3/30/2020].

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