Scientists seeking rare river crayfish aren’t just kicking rocks

From left, natural resources and environmental sciences professor Eric Larson, graduate research assistant Christopher Rice and INHS curator of fishes and crustaceans Christopher Taylor used old-school methods and newer techniques to study a rare crayfish. Photo by L. Brian Stauffer, University of Illinois News Bureau.

INHS and University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign researchers are gathering the population size and distribution data needed to determine whether the cold-water crayfish (Faxonius eupunctus) should be listed as an endangered species.

Read the full story from the University of Illinois News Bureau here.

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