One of the most important aquaculture species, widely introduced throughout the world due to fast growth rate and tolerance of a wide range of conditions. Often raised in crop rotation with rice in the United States. Introduced into eastern
H Procambarus clarkii H Stenopus hispidus
Africa to help control snails that host schistosome parasites. War emblem for the Houmas Indians. Commonly sold for home aquariums; also used as bait. ♦
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