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Microhabitat parameters and life-history characteristics of fallicambarus gordonz fitzpatrick, a crayfish associated with pitcher-plant bogs in southern MississippiAuthor(s): Carol E. Johnston; Chester Figiel
Source: Journal of Crustacean Biology, 17(4): 687-691, 1997
Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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DescriptionFallicambarus gordoni, a crayfish found only in pitcher-plant bogs, is restricted to the DeSoto National Forest, Perry County, Mississippi, U.S.A. The species is active from late fall through late spring, and apparentiy estivates during the summer when bogs are dry. Ovigerous females were found in late fall and winter, and small juveniles were collected in February. Form I males were found throughout much of the year, except during summer months when no crayfish were collected. Burrows of F. gordoniare complex and similar in structure to those of Fallicambarus fodiem. Catch per unit effort ranged from 0.02-O. 17, suggesting that counting burrow structures will not give an accurate population estimate of this imperiledanimal.
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CitationJohnston, Carol E.; Figiel, Chester. 1997. Microhabitat parameters and life-history characteristics of fallicambarus gordonz fitzpatrick, a crayfish associated with pitcher-plant bogs in southern Mississippi. Journal of Crustacean Biology, 17(4): 687-691, 1997
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