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Locality Records and Other Data for Invasive Crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) in North Carolina


Abstract:
Three non-native crayfishes have established breeding populations in North Carolina waters. Invasive species are ones that have been introduced into an area far from their natural ranges. Such species are considered biological pollutants, for they can have a negative effect on the local ecosystem. Future assessments of these crayfishes will require baseline data provided by this study: precise localities, dates of collection, sexes and numbers, and some information on reproduction.
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8727
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