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Title:Diet, Distribution, and Habitat of the Tennessee Bottlebrush Crayfish, Barbicambarus simmonsi
Author(s):Stites, Andrew, J.; Taylor, Christopher A.
trophic ecology
Shoal Creek
Abstract:Crayfish are a diverse group of aquatic invertebrates that comprise a significant amount of the biomass of aquatic systems. As such, they haveconsiderable impacts on their ecosystem (Taylor and Soucek 2010). Crayfish display an incredible amount of biodiversity and two-thirds of the World’s 600 plus species are found within North America (Taylor et al. 2007). Over half of all North American species are endemic tosmall ranges which places them at higher risk to threats such as habitat loss or invasive species (Jones and Bergey 2007). In addition, life history information is limited or non-existant for over two-thirds of these species (Moore et al. 2013). If we are to properlymanage for and conserve this unique biotic resource,it is important to fill these knowledge gaps. This study attempts to assess aspects of the natural history for onespecies in particular, the Tennessee Bottlebrush Crayfish, Barbicambarus simmonsi.Aspects examined include distribution and habitat using data gathered in a complementary study conducted by Stites and Taylor (2014), and diet and resource use.
Issue Date:2014
Publisher:Illinois Natural History Survey
Series/Report:Technical Report INHS 2014 (39)
Genre:Technical Report
Publication Status:unpublished
Peer Reviewed:not peer reviewed
Rights Information:This document is a product of the Illinois Natural History Survey, and has been selected and made available by the Illinois Natural History Survey and the University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It is intended solely for noncommercial research and educational use, and proper attribution is requested.
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-03-09

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