CESI Research Project 97-9

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Life History, Ecology & Interactions of Everglades Crayfishes
A. Noble Hendrix, David Armstrong & Christian Grue

 
Two Crayfish
Crayfish Are Ubiquitious Residents of Everglades Marshes

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Crayfish are found in abundance throughout the freshwater habitats of the Everglades. Owing largely to their cycles of reproduction, they are an important prey species for a variety of Everglades residents, including wading birds, frogs, snakes and fish.

This CESI-funded investigation examined the life history of crayfishes in Everglades National Park and the Big Cypress National Preserve. The study details the habitat utilization and relationships associated with two species commonly found in both long and short hydroperiod marshes. The analysis includes an examination of Procambarus fallax, a previously unrecognized species in the Everglades ecosystem.

 
 

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Last updated: April 14, 2015

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