Small one caught in Beaver Creek.
Captured with kick net on Nine Mile Creek tributary with the EFB681 aquatic restoration class and Tributary BioBlitz Team
On the grassy part of the Bittern Marsh Trail, near the boardwalk to the lower blind.
It was in my tiny backyard pond for at least a month, tough who knows how long it was there before I found it. This is the shell underwater - I never could get a picture of it, but it she'd it's shell in mid-June. First found it in late May, last seen near the end of June.
Cambaridae is the largest of the three families of freshwater crayfish, with over 400 species. Most of the species in the family are native to North America east of the Great Divide, such as the invasive species Procambarus clarkii and Orconectes rusticus, with fewer species living in East Asia and Japan, such as zarigani (Cambaroides japonicus).