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Examining Effects of Invasive Crayfish and Drought on Faxonius marchandi, an Ozark-endemic Petitioned Crayfish

Principal Investigator
Daniel Magoulick

Dates

Start Date
2020
Acquisition
2023

Summary

Crayfish are considered keystone species that impact multiple aquatic trophic levels, substantially influence aquatic production through the processing of course particulate organic matter and serve as prey for more than 200 species (DiStefano 2005). Out of 571 crayfish species and subspecies worldwide, 77 percent are native to North America. Approximately 50 percent of North American crayfish are considered in need of protection, primarily due to the spread of invasive crayfish. One of these crayfish species, Faxonius marchandi (Mammoth Spring Crayfish), is a narrow-ranged endemic occurring in the Ozark Highlands of northern Arkansas and southern Missouri and is under consideration by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for [...]

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Contacts

Principal Investigator :
Daniel Magoulick
Lead Organization :
Arkansas Cooperative Fish and Wildlife Research Unit
Funding Agency :
SSP-QR FWSR4
Co-Investigator :
Melissa Lombardi, Pedro Ardapple

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  • SSP/QR FWSR4
  • USGS/FWS Science Support Partnership Program

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Created from Item #5dcf142ee4b06957976274bf

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  • 20-R4-05

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