Subterranean reproduction of the Ringed Crayfish, Orconectes neglectus Faxon 1885 (Astacoidea: Cambaridae) within an Ozark Highlands cave in Oklahoma, USA

Dante B Fenolio, Matthew L Niemiller, Daphne Soares, Michael Slay, Andy Harris, Nate Harris

Abstract


We report the observation of a female Ringed Crayfish (Orconectes neglectus) in berry from January-Stansberry Cave, Delaware Co., Oklahoma, USA.

Keywords


Astacoidea, Cambaridae; Orconectes neglectus; life cycle; berry; eggs; reproduction; subterranean ecology

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5563/spbn.v5i0.55