Native SpeciesCrayfish, unidentified

Decapoda (order)
FOUND by OOB_crayfish3
Old Orchard Beach
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Field Notes
We tried using a kicknet and a trap, but didn't catch any crayfish that way. We found this crayfish by accident. It sort of found us while we were looking for submerged plants. We saw 4 crayfish in Milliken Mills Pond.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
This is one of the crayfish we saw at Milliken Mills Pond. We are not sure what kind of crayfish it is. It may not be big enough to identify. It is only 3.5cm long from its eyes to the tip of its tail.
Photo of my evidence.
This is the best photo we could take of the pleopods. They are really small!
Photo of my evidence.
Here is a photo of the claws. The claws have dark bands and reddish tips.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Decapoda (order)
Common name:
Crayfish, unidentified
Count of individuals: 
How big is it?: 
Is it male or female?: 
Sampling method: 
Just looking around
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 43.542970 °
W -70.396810 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Milliken Mills Pond 3
Trip date: 
Tue, 2009-06-02 11:45
Town or city: 
Old Orchard Beach
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
MIDAS Code: 
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
Dissolved oxygen: 


That is cool like a mini lobster.

Really good pics!

In what area did you find this crayfish


Your crayfish looks like it is Orconectes limosus, the spinycheek crayfish, based on the spines on the side of the head in the photo and the coloration on the tip of the claws. The photo of the pleopods supports this identification, but for a more confident identification I would need to see a photo of the pleopods shot from the side (with the crayfish held upside down, facing to the left.)

Great work!