Specimen Information

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

Specimen ID4744
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusFaxonius
Speciesvirilis
Common NameVirile Crayfish, Northern Crayfish
StateCA
CountyButte
LocalityChico
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameBig Chico Creek-Sacramento River
HUC8 Number18020157
Map
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Collection Year1940
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity research
Statusestablished
Reference 1
Ref. Number:10319
Author:Cohen, A.N., and J.T. Carlton.
Date:1995
Title:Nonindigenous Aquatic Species in a United States Estuary, A Case Study of the Biological Invasions of the San Francisco Bay and Delta.
Journal:Report for USFWS, WA DC, and Connecticut Sea Grant
Publisher:A report for the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, Washington, DC and The National Sea Grant College Program Connecticut Sea Grant.
Pages:246 pp
CommentsNative to Indiana, Illinois. Were brought to a lab at Chico State College. Eats rice shoots and is considered a pest. Has led to the decline of the native Shasta crayfish, Pacifasctacus fortis.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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