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Astacus leptodactylus

Basic information
Scientific name Astacus leptodactylus (No picture)
Common names Turkish crayfish, Glacian crayfish
Higher taxon Astacidae, Decapoda, Malacostraca, Arthropoda
Natural range Central Asia, West Asia, continental Europe
Habitat Streams, lakes and ponds. Brackish habitat.
Invasion information
Range in Japan Not established in Japan Range in Japan
Route This species was imported as a pet animal to Japan in past.
Impact Potentially: Predation, competition, and damage on aquatic flora.
Native organism(s) affected: Freshwater invertebrates and plants
Regulation in Japan Import, transport and keeping of all the species of the genus Astacus are prohibited in Japan by the Invasive Alien Species Act.
Introduced range in other countries Uzbekistan and Wide area in Europe. Armenia; Belgium; Czech Republic; Denmark; Finland; France; Germany; Italy; Latvia; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Netherlands; Poland; Switzerland; United Kingdom
Reference Notes
  • IUCN (2012) The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (Accessed on 2012-7-11)
  • JWRC (ed) (2008) A Photographic Guide to the Invasive Alien Species in Japan. Heibonsha, Tokyo (in Jpn)
  • Ministry of the Environment, Japan. The Invasive Alien Species Act (Accessed on 2012-7-11)