Artificial burrow preference by the Japanese crayfish Cambaroides japonicus

Kazuyoshi Nakata, Tatsuo Hamano, Ken Ichi Hayashi, Tadashi Kawai, Seiji Goshima

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Preference for artificial burrows by the endangered Japanese crayfish species Cambaroides japonicus was studied to improve its cultivation. The occupation of artificial burrows, which were made from straight polyvinyl chloride pipes of different internal diameters (Y, mm), by crayfishes of different total lengths (X, mm) was significantly (P<0.001, n=56) described by a linear regression: Y= 0.49X+3.42 (19.0≤X≤70.2). Among burrows of different lengths [crayfish total length (TL) ×1, ×2, ×3, and×4], crayfishes significantly preferred burrows that were greater than TL ×3 (P<0.001, n=588).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)449-455
Number of pages7
JournalFisheries science
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jul 16 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Artificial burrow
  • Cambaroides japonicus
  • Crayfish
  • Cultivation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aquatic Science


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