The Australian redclaw crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus (von Martens, 1868) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastactidae) in the Sea of Galilee, Israel

Gregory Snovsky, Bella Galil
2011 Aquatic Invasions  
The Australian redclaw crayfish, Cherax quadricarinatus, was introduced to Israel from the U.S.A. in the early 1990s by the Department of Fisheries, Ministry of Agriculture, with no assessment of its potential to establish feral populations. It has been raised in agricultural research and academic facilities and in commercial farms. A warning against its introduction to the temperate part of the country has been ignored. We report the first appearance of the redclaw in the Sea of Galilee, and discuss possible vectors.
doi:10.3391/ai.2011.6.s1.007 fatcat:qrgisn7qdjcmfgam2kogeicbpi