Registros adicionales de poblaciones silvestres del acocil australiano Cherax quadricarinatus en México

Translated title of the contribution: Additional records of wild populations of the Australian crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus in Mexico

Gabino A. Rodríguez-Almaraz, Roberto Mendoza, Carlos Aguilera-González, Carlos Barriga, Martha Tirado-Velarde

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Abstract

The Australian red claw crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) was brought to Mexico in 1995 for experimental studies and subsequently its culture was promoted in different regions of the country. The limited success of commercial cultures of the species and probably other anthropogenic factors have permitted the establishment of wild populations in 5 states of Mexico. Monitoring and field collection in aquatic habitats conducted from 2013 to 2017, resulted in the first record of Cherax quadricarinatus in a natural aquatic environment of Nuevo Leon and in additional records for southern Tamaulipas. The maximum sizes observed were 7.04 and 7.10 cm of CL, for Nuevo León and Tamaulipas, respectively. In all monitored sites, females appeared in greater proportion.

Translated title of the contributionAdditional records of wild populations of the Australian crayfish Cherax quadricarinatus in Mexico
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)1322-1327
Number of pages6
JournalRevista Mexicana de Biodiversidad
Volume89
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2018

Keywords

  • Cherax quadricarinatus
  • Exotic species
  • Mexico

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