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Freshwater Crayfish 23(1): 41-53 (2017)


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A review of the spread of Procambarus clarkii across Japan and its morphological observations

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The range expansion of the red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii) across Japan is reviewed and updated. A brief account of the diagnostic characters with a description of the mandible and gills of P. clarkii is provided with detailed illustrations.

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Kawai T. (2017). A review of the spread of Procambarus clarkii across Japan and its morphological observations. Freshwater Crayfish 23(1):41-53. doi: 10.5869/fc.2017.v23-1.41



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tadashi  kawai,* Research Division, Wakkanai Fisheries Research Instiyution, 4-5-15 Suehiro, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan097-0001. E-mail:

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   Manuscript Submitted: 10/29/2017

   Manuscript Accepted: 12/21/2017

   Published Online: 12/31/2017

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