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  • Team discovers invasive-native crayfish hybrids in Missouri

    Researchers stand in a stream They are holding onto a large seine.

    Christopher Taylor, left, Eric Larson and their colleague Zachary Rozansky, not pictured, report that an invasive crayfish is interbreeding with a native species in the Current River in Missouri.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes

    To reach Zachary Rozansky, email

    To reach Christopher Taylor, email

    To reach Eric Larson, email

    The paper “Invasive virile crayfish (Faxonius virilis Hagen, 1870) hybridizes with native spothanded crayfish (Faxonius punctimanus Creaser, 1933) in the Current River watershed of Missouri, U.S.” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.3391/ai.2021.16.4.07