Native SpeciesSpinycheek crayfish

Orconectes limosus
FOUND by gmsbeetle
2017-10-02
Gorham
Not Yet Reviewed by Expert
Quality checked by Sammy
Peer reviewed by Kaci
Field Notes
I was happy because there was no poison ivy and it was not muddy. I saw leaves pin needles ducks. I heard people. I smelled fresh air, water and decomposing leaves. I was surprised that the water was 70ºF and also by how many macro-invertebrates I found. Although I did not run into any problems or questions.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
we can tell that it is a cray fish because it looks like a very small lobster.
Photo of my evidence.
We know that our crayfish is a Spinycheek crayfish because it has a small with spike on it's cheek.
Photo of my evidence.
We know that our crayfish is a Spinycheek crayfish because besides the spike on it's cheek it has orange on the tips of it's claws.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Orconectes limosus
Common name:
Spinycheek crayfish
Count of individuals: 
Coverage: 
Reproduction: 
How big is it?: 
5 - 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Can't tell
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664287 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445516 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Freshwater - In a pond or lake
Trip Information
Name:
Ram Pond GMS
Trip date: 
Mon, 2017-10-02 08:54
Town or city: 
Gorham
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Freshwater
Watershed: 
Presumpscot
MIDAS Code: 
6942
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
25 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Water temperature: 
21.1°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L
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