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Orconectes rusticus

LHPrism Status 
Tier 3 - Established

Orconectes rusticus: Rusty crayfish

Species Identification:

The rusty crayfish is a large crayfish that can reach 10 cm. It has robust claws and prominent dark, rusty spots on either side of its carapace. A rust colored band appears dorsally down the center of the abdomen. They have a greenish color that is most pronounced on its walking legs. The claws are greyish-green to reddish-brown with black bands at the tips and are fairly smooth. 

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