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Frog Larvae Have Developed A Defensive Response Against The Red Swamp Crayfish
2014-07-10 03:35:29

FECYT - Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology The common frog is one of the amphibians with the highest distribution in the Iberian Peninsula. It reproduces preferably in permanent areas of water where it comes into contact with the red swamp crayfish, which preys on its larvae. Research carried out by the Spaniard Germán Orizaola from the University of Uppsala (Sweden) confirms that the larvae of these frogs have developed a defensive response to the invasive species. They also...

New Tiny Species Of Crayfish Discovered In The Swamps Of Coastal Eastern Australia
2014-04-09 09:09:09

Pensoft Publishers Hidden in one of Australia's most developed and fastest growing areas lives one of the world's smallest freshwater crayfish species. Robert B McCormack the Team Leader for the Australian Crayfish Project described the new species belonging to the genus Gramastacus, after 8 years of research in the swamps and creeks of coastal New South Wales, Australia. The study was published in the open access journal ZooKeys. Being a small crayfish species it has remained...

Red Swamp Crayfish Plays Host To Diminutive Crustaceans
2012-09-12 13:41:36

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The small ostracod, or seed shrimp, Ankylocythere sinuosa, lives on other crayfish and measures just half a millimeter in length. For the first time, Spanish scientists have found the ostracod in Europe. It is possible Ankylocythere arrived 30 years ago with the invader crayfish Procambarus clarkii, but it is unknown whether it can infest other crustacean species or whether it benefits or damages the expansion of the already...

Ultimate Survivor Title Goes To The Red Swamp Crayfish
2012-08-05 20:28:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Could make you think twice about introducing them to ecosystems Research from Queen Mary, University of London has found one of the most invasive species on the planet earth is able to source food from the land as well as its usual food sources in the water. Scientists examined the behavior of red swamp crayfish in Kenya's Lake Naivasha and discovered that the crayfish found additional food sources on land when the water was...

2012-03-06 11:03:47

Lake Naivasha provides natural experiment to investigate interaction between carp and crayfish Louisiana red swamp crayfish and common carp are two of the most invasive species on the planet yet how they interact has only recently been revealed by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the interaction between the crayfish and carp in Kenya's Lake Naivasha between 2001 and 2008. The crayfish were introduced to...

2011-04-16 00:47:04

A new paper appearing in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) suggests that people, governments, and institutions that shape the way people interact may be just as important for determining environmental conditions as the environmental processes themselves. "Tipping points," qualitative changes in an ecosystem that often result in reduced ecosystem health and are difficult and costly to reverse increasingly concern environmental scientists. The prevailing assumption...

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2011-01-20 09:55:00

It isn't quite the "Creature from the Black Lagoon," but a relatively large new species of crayfish has been found in a creek bed in Tennessee. The new species, called Barbicambarus simmonsi, is about 5 inches long and has antennae covered with a sensitive fringe of tiny, hair-like bristles, called setae. "More than half of the 600 known species of crayfish in the world are found in North America," University of Illinois aquatic biologist Chris Taylor told Reuters. "This thing had not been...

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2010-06-16 07:58:27

Crayfish make surprisingly complex, cost-benefit calculations, finds a University of Maryland study - opening the door to a new line of research that may help unravel the cellular brain activity involved in human decisions. The Maryland psychologists conclude that crayfish make an excellent, practical model for identifying the specific neural circuitry and neurochemistry of decision making. They believe their study is the first to isolate individual crayfish neurons involved in value-based...

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2009-04-16 08:19:21

University of Notre Dame graduate students Matthew Barnes and Ashley Baldridge travel to China to better understand why some welcome the introduction of Louisiana crayfish despite the damage the invaders do to native fishes and crops They go by various names--crawfish, crayfish, crawdads, mudbugs--but one thing is common to all discussions of the lobster-like freshwater crustacean: they invoke imagery of the Louisiana bayous. This surely comes from the fact that one of the most famous...

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2008-12-29 10:27:18

An agenda targeted at overturning the small numbers of the white-clawed crayfish has created 300 young this year alone in the UK. Natural England, the government's conservatory office, announced that the accomplishment of the breeding plan gave hope to the endangered species. The white-clawed crayfish is England's most threatened crustacean. Natural England and the Environment Agency are looking to secure funding and further develop the program, which started in 2003. The white-clawed...


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2009-03-28 16:31:16

The Red Swamp Crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, also commonly known as the Red Swamp Crawfish, Louisiana Crawfish or Louisiana Crayfish, is a freshwater crayfish species. Charles Frédéric Girard named the genus in honor of John H. Clark, who in 1851 surveyed the U.S. American border. Although native to the southeastern United States, it is also found on other continents, where it is considered an invasive nuisance. The Red Swamp Crayfish natively ranges along the Gulf coast from...

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