Native SpeciesCrayfish, unidentified

Decapoda (order)
FOUND by CAGgirls
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by Yes
Peer reviewed by Intermediate
Field Notes
We are happy because we got to go into the river and explore. Some problems we ran into were, our net broke and water got into my boots. We see the water rushing by our legs and the sky is gray. We can hear kids screeching and indistinguishable chatter. The river smells weird. I was surprised to find a huge crayfish, I thought they were small.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
It has two big claws so we think we found a Crayfish.
Photo of my evidence.
It is three inches long so we think we found a Crayfish.
Photo of my evidence.
It has a lobster like tail so we think we found a Crayfish.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Decapoda (order)
Common name:
Crayfish, unidentified
Sampling method: 
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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N 45.167759 °
W -69.376983 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Freshwater - In a stream or river
Trip Information
Piscataquis River 2018
Trip date: 
Wed, 2018-09-12 09:30
Town or city: 
Type of investigation: 
Species Survey
MIDAS Code: 


I love your sampling equipment! You caught an adult virile (or northern) crayfish, Orconectes virilis. Your photo clear showed the bluish claws and brown body that easily distinguish this species. Well done.