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Document Type

Research

Keywords

Crustacea, Decapoda, Cambaridae, Palaemonidae, Iowa

Abstract

From March 1977 to September 1978, a survey was conducted to determine the species of decapod crustaceans present in Iowa and their distribution. During this time period, all of lowa's 99 counties were surveyed. A total of 2390 specimens representing 500 lots were collected from 492 different sites. An additional 1944 specimens were examined from existing collections. Seven species of Cambaridae (Cambarus diogenes diogenes Girard, Orconectes immunis (Hagen), Orconectes iowaensis Fitzpatrick, Orconectes rusticus (Girard), Orconectes virilis (Hagen), Procambarus acutus acutus (Girard), and Procambarus gracilis (Bundy)), and a single species of Palaemonidae (Palaemonetes kadiakensis (Rathbun)), were identified. O. virilis and C. d. diogenes occurred statewide while O. immunis, O. iowaensis, O. rusticus, P.a. acutus, P. gracilis, and P. kadiakensis had limited distributions. Data on life history, habitat, and ecology are included.

Publication Date

September 1980

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

87

Issue

3

First Page

81

Last Page

95

Copyright

© Copyright 1980 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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