New ‘Giant’ Species Of Crayfish Found In Tennessee Creek

New ‘Giant’ Species Of Crayfish Found In Tennessee Creek

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giant crayfish found in Tennessee - handoutA new species of giant crayfish [has] literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places.

The species, Barbicambarus simmonsi, is about 5 inches long — double the length of most crayfish in the region.

“We were elated, jumping for joy,” said researcher Christopher Taylor.

(READ the story in Reuters)

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