Mating and spawning of the crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes (Crustacea: Astacidae)

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Abstract

Mating and spawning of the crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet) is described and compared with the accounts of this behaviour in Orconectes limnosus, Pacifastacus trowbridgii and Homarus amerieanus.

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