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Two new freshwater crayfish species found

Faxonius roberti (Source: James W. Fetzner Jr. & Christopher A. Taylor) Faxonius roberti (Source: James W. Fetzner Jr. & Christopher A. Taylor)
Faxonius wagneri (Source: James W. Fetzner Jr. & Christopher A. Taylor) Faxonius wagneri (Source: James W. Fetzner Jr. & Christopher A. Taylor)
(KAIT) -

Two new species of freshwater crayfish have been found in Arkansas and Missouri. 

According to research, one of the new species, called Faxonius roberti, is found in the Spring and Strawberry Rivers. It is named in honor of Robert J. DiStefano, with the Missouri Department of Conservation.

The other new species is Faxonius wagneri, which can be found in the Eleven Point River. It is named in honor of Brian K. Wagner, with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.

You can read the full research report below.

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