Specimen Information

Procambarus clarkii
Procambarus clarkii
(Red Swamp Crayfish)
Crustaceans-Crayfish
Native Transplant

Specimen ID4768
GroupCrustaceans-Crayfish
GenusProcambarus
Speciesclarkii
Common NameRed Swamp Crayfish
StateCA
CountyAlameda
LocalitySan Francisco Bay at Coyote Hills Marsh in Alameda, CA
Mapping AccuracyApproximate
HUC8 NameSan Francisco Bay
HUC8 Number18050004
Map
+
Collection Year1995
Year AccuracyEstimated
Potential Pathwayescaped captivity aquaculture
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
Reference 2
Ref. Number:9266
Author:Feminella, J.W., and V.H. Resh
Date:1989
Title:Submersed macrophytes and grazing crayfish: an experimental study of herbivory in a California freshwater marsh.
Journal:Holarctic Ecology
Volume:12
Pages:1-8
CommentsNative to Texas and Louisiana. Considered a pest in rice fields. Has shown to reduce the abundance of sago pondweed, Potamogeton pectinalis.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


Disclaimer:

The data represented on this site vary in accuracy, scale, completeness, extent of coverage and origin. It is the user's responsibility to use these data consistent with their intended purpose and within stated limitations. We highly recommend reviewing metadata files prior to interpreting these data.

Citation information: U.S. Geological Survey. [2019]. Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database. Gainesville, Florida. Accessed [9/15/2019].

Contact us if you are using data from this site for a publication to make sure the data are being used appropriately and for potential co-authorship if warranted. For queries involving fish, please contact Matthew Neilson. For queries involving invertebrates, contact Amy Benson.