The first occurrence of the Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) in the contiguous United States

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Abstract

The Australian redclaw crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, is a popular aquaculture crayfish that has been introduced around the world. Here we report the first occurrence of the species in the United States in Lake Balboa, Los Angeles, California. The impacts of this species are largely unknown, and further research is needed to determine the species’ effects on native ecosystems. Sampling is needed to evaluate the population status in Lake Balboa to determine to what extent the species has spread in the greater Los Angeles River basin.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title The first occurrence of the Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) in the contiguous United States
Series title BioInvasions Records
DOI 10.3391/bir.2020.9.1.16
Volume 9
Issue 1
Year Published 2020
Language English
Publisher REABIC
Contributing office(s) Wetland and Aquatic Research Center
Description 7 p.
First page 120
Last page 126
Country United States
State California
City Los Angeles
Other Geospatial Lake Balboa
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