Feb 19

Orconectes longidigitus? Barbicambarus simmonsi?



I’m no crayfish expert.









Maybe you can help me identify him.









Large male is approximately 5 to 5.5 inches long.







Photos were taken in Cumberland county TN in June of 2005. Location seems too far out of the natural range of O. longidigitus. Is it B. simmonsi? Something else?



  1. 1

    I would ask John Johansen, a grad student at TTU. He’s the local crayfish expert.

    1. 1.1

      Excellent. I will try to track him down. Thanks.

      1. Connie

        I saw one of these this morning in Cumberland County. I had never seen one before and searched the wed to indentify it. Looked like the B. Simmonsi to me. It was a gray-blue color and about 5 inches long.

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