Crayfish alien species discovered at Phetchabun waterfall, Thais talk about potential results to ecosystem

After a non-native species of crayfish was found at a Northern Thailand waterfall, some are discussing the consequences the species can have on the environment. A picture of a Redcraw crayfish, originating from Australia, at a waterfall in Phetchabun, sparked a debate concerning the potential damage this “freshwater lobster” can cause to the local ecosystem.
Crayfish (also known as crawfish, yabbies, freshwater lobsters, mudbugs or crawdads) are a type of freshwater crustacean native to North America, Europe and Oceania. To date, over 500 species of crayfish have been found in a selection of colours.
The Redcraw crayfish can reach as a lot as 600 grams in weight and eats smaller aquatic organisms. If a water source has giant numbers of this species, it might trigger native species of fish to go extinct. Many are contemplating the looks of this crayfish an indication of danger.
Unique are a non-native species so anyone who wishes to develop and promote them in Thailand is required to get a licence. The current recommended resolution to the issue of untamed Redclaw crayfish is catching and consuming them, so many Thais are sharing their recipes for Redclaw crayfish within the comments beneath the Facebook publish.
The largest freshwater shrimp present in Thailand is the Thailand Lobster (macrobrachium rosenbergii) which isn’t categorized as a crayfish. According to the Bangkok Post, Thailand is house to over 1,500 alien species of crops, animals and microorganisms.
Sometimes, alien species are launched in Thailand on purpose. Over 10 years ago, a quarter of a million parasitic African wasps had been unleashed in Khon Kaen as an attempt to control a “pink mealy bug” outbreak which was devastating cassava plantations..

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