Shield Crayfish (Ditch Fencing Crayfish)

Photo of a shield crayfish, also called a ditch fencing crayfish.

The shield crayfish is small and tan, with a pattern of paired blackish dashes along the surface of the carapace and abdomen. The pincers are narrow, with short, abruptly tapering fingers. Sometimes called the ditch fencing crayfish, in Missouri it's found only in our southeast counties.

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