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Gray-Speckled Crayfish

Orconectes palmeri
This crayfish is gray with numerous greenish-black speckles and blotches on the pincers, carapace and abdomen. A pair of large blotches are present near the back of the head, and another pair occur near the junction of the carapace and abdomen. In our state, it is found only in the southeastern section.

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prairie crayfish

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To survive life on the prairie, this crayfish burrows deep and comes out mostly at night.

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