Native SpeciesSpinycheek crayfish

Orconectes limosus
FOUND by gmsbluejay
2017-10-02
Gorham
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Peer reviewed by Faith
Field Notes
We are happy because we are outside. We saw water, plants, and we smell mud and the fresh air. We also heard birds chirping. We were not surprised that there are leaves in the pond. We ran into a problem at the pond. There was oil on the surface of the pond.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
The spiny cheek crayfish has orange claw tips. As the picture shows, our crayfish has orange claw tips.
Photo of my evidence.
The spiny cheek crayfish has white spikes on her cheek. As you can see the cheek is circled. In the circle is the spike.
Photo of my evidence.
Are spiky crayfish is a girl and we know this because the two antennae under her body are meeting together with mean its a girl.
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: 
1-10
Coverage: 
Less than 1/4 covered
Reproduction: 
Eggs (animals)
How big is it?: 
5 - 10 cm
Is it male or female?: 
Female
Sampling method: 
Net
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 43.664166 °
Longitude: 
W -70.445208 °
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: 
20 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
Water temperature: 
21.1°C
pH: 
7.0
Dissolved oxygen: 
7.5mg/L
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