Protecting Crayfish

Protecting Crayfish

The Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi) remains the signature species for the Mill Creek watershed, the only place in the world where this species resides. The Nashville Crayfish is listed as an endangered species by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.  Its preferred habitat includes free-flowing waters dominated by large slab rocks atop a bedrock substrate. 

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