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Cambarellus patzcuarensis


Cambarellus patzcuarensis
Mexican Orange Dwarf Crayfish
墨西哥侏儒橘螯虾
Cambarellus patzcuarensis is a crayfish in the family Cambaridae
It has a body measuring 4–5 centimetres (1.6–2.0 in), including claws. Most specimens found in the wild are brown, sometimes with a gray or blue tint. Cambarellus patzcuarensis var. "Orange" (Mexican dwarf crayfish, sometimes Mexican dwarf orange crayfish) is an orange-coloured mutation often held in aquariums, but this form is rarely found in the wild
The species is named after Lake Pátzcuaro, at an altitude of 2,035 metres (6,677 ft) in Michoacán, Mexico. As well as Lake Pátzcuaro, C. patzcuarensis also occurs in springs in Chapultepec, Opopeo and Tzurumutaro.
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