Crayfish – 7/7/16

Observer: Josh Simons Observation Date: 7/7/16 Observation Time: 9:30 am Observation Location: Upland Road Common Name: Crayfish Scientific Name: There are many species of crayfish. They are crustaceans and belong to the Superfamily Astacoidea. Comments: Crayfish are like miniature freshwater lobsters. As scavengers, they help keep their underwater domain clean. More Information: Wikipedia

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Crayfish – 7/31/15

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 7/31/15 Observation Time: 3:15 p.m. Observation Location: outflow pool below Gavins Pond Dam Common Name: Crayfish Scientific Name: Procambarus spp.? Comments: Crayfish are like miniature lobsters that live in fresh water. They are common in Sharon’s streams. Ten crayfish species have been collected in New England.  More Information: The Crayfishes of New England

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Fairy Shrimp – 4/10/10

Observer: Paul Lauenstein Observation Date: 4/10/10 Observation Time: Observation Location: Hockomock Swamp, Easton Common Name: Fairy Shrimp Scientific Name: Eubranchipus vernalis Comments: These tiny crustaceans live in vernal pools. Female fairy shrimp produce several broods of encysted eggs which must dry and be re-submerged before they will hatch. ¬†Hatched larvae develop quickly into mature adults which reproduce several times. ¬† The drought and cold resistant […]

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