Marbled Crayfish, Procambarus fallax f. virginalis


Short description of Procambarus fallax f. virginalis, Marbled Crayfish

The marbled crayfish is a medium sized crayfish of up to 13 cm but often less than 10 cm body length. It has small claws and a variable colour pattern from bluish tinged to brightly blue.

Description of Procambarus fallax f. virginalis, Marbled Crayfish status in GB

There are no reported sightings of the marbled crayfish in the wild in GB to date.

Habitat summary: Procambarus fallax f. virginalis, Marbled Crayfish

Marbled crayfish are presumably able to colonise lentic habitats in most parts of Central Europe, so there is a concern that this alien species will become established in GB if released.

Overview table

Environment: Freshwater
Species status: Non-Native
Functional type: Omnivore
Status in England: Non-Native
Status in Scotland: Non-Native
Status in Wales: Non-Native
Date of first record: Unknown

Distribution map

GB Distribution from NBN Atlas

Author's name:

Alexandra Zieritz

Last updated:

October 4th 2019

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