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Contact: Diana Yates
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Overlooked for Decades

Caption: The new species, Barbicambarus simmonsi (left) is more than twice the size of a typical crayfish found in Shoal Creek (which drains into the Tennessee River) -- and yet generations of aquatic biologists who frequented the area somehow missed it.

Credit: L. Brian Stauffer

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