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Ditch Fencing Crayfish

Scientific Name: Faxonella clypeata

Distribution:  North America: Okalahoma and Texas east to Florida and north to South Carolina.
Alabama: Known from 17 database records from the Mobile, Tombigbee, Alabama, Tallapoosa, Pascagoula, Escatawpa, Choctawhatchee, and Chattahoochee river systems (Hobbs 1989).
Habitat: Slow streams, marshes, swamps and ditches; tertiary burrower.
Conservation Status: Lowest Oncservation Concern.

Note: In Alabama, it is illegal to stock or move any fish, mussel, snail or crayfish to any public water without a permit.


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