Biologists discover giant crayfish species right under their noses | News Bureau | University of Illinois


Two aquatic biologists have proven that you don’t have to travel to exotic locales to search for unusual new species. They discovered a distinctive species of crayfish in Tennessee and Alabama that is at least twice the size of its competitors. Its closest genetic relative, once thought to be the only species in its genus and discovered in 1884 about 130 miles away in Kentucky, can grow almost as big as a lobster.

via Biologists discover giant crayfish species right under their noses | News Bureau | University of Illinois.

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