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Conservation and management of crayfishes: Lessons from Pennsylvania

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Conservation and management of crayfishes: Lessons from Pennsylvania; 2011; Article; Journal; Fisheries; Lieb, D. A.; Bouchard, R. W.; Carline, R. F.; Nuttall, T. R.; Wallace, J. R.; Burkholder, C. L.

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North America's crayfish fauna is diverse, ecologically important, and highly threatened. Unfortunately, up-to-date information is scarce, hindering conservation and management efforts. In Pennsylvania and nearby states, recent efforts allowed us to determine the conservation status of several native crayfishes and develop management strategies for those species. Due to rarity and proximity to urban centers and introduced (exotic) crayfishes, Cambarus (Puncticambarus) sp., an undescribed member of the Cambarus acuminatus complex, is critically imperiled in Pennsylvania and possibly range-wide. Orconectes limosus is more widespread; however, recent population losses have been substantial, especially in Pennsylvania and northern Maryland, [...]

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