Hole near my neighbor's pond. Appeared to have been opened up by pushing out the mud from below. Also there is a raccoon track in the mud. It was smooth inside the hole, so I do not think the raccoon dug it out. Is this a crayfish hole?
There were several in this stagnant pool
Specimen collected from Rocky River by Cleveland Metroparks staff as part of educational outing for local school children.
These records add to the list documented at this site on 6 June 2014.
We found four of these in a tiny little stream in the middle of campus. The water was in pools and most parts were hardly one foot wide.
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).