26 July 2011

Écrevisse marbrées

A new paper reviews the human uses of crayfish, and crayfish in human culture. It contains a single long paragraph about Marmorkrebs. Most of it will be familiar to readers of this blog, but I was intrigued by this section.

Particularly in France, aquariologists are very fond of this species: they propose exchanges, sell and buy through internet. They even gave to the species the (obviously erroneous) Latin name of “Procambarus marmor” with the “Procambarus marmor blue” and “Procambarus marmor cherry” as options (P. Nöel, pers. comm., 2009).

I was unaware that Marmorkrebs had a French following. Google Analytics says that French readership of this blog is behind four other European countries.


Gherardi F. 2011. Towards a sustainable human use of freshwater crayfish (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidea). Knowledge and Management of Aquatic Ecosystems 401:1-22. http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/kmae/2011038

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