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Spinycheek crayfish (Orconectes limosus)

Tags: crustaceans
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Spinycheek crayfish

Lake Świętajno, Poland
Spinycheek crayfish on a sandy bottom

Spinycheek crayfish

Lake Geneva, Switzerland

It's native to east coast of North America. An invasive species in European waters, introduced towards the end of XIX century. Spinycheek crayfish is dangerous to native crayfish populations as it is a carrier of crayfish plague.

Grows up to 12 centimeters length. Its diet consists of plants, shellfish, carrion and larvae of aquatic insects.

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