Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823

English Danube crayfish ISEIA: C1
Lëtzebuergesch Europäesche Suppekriibs EASIN
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Deutsch Galizischer Sumpfkrebs Wikispecies: n/a (2017)
Nederlands n/a Back to the list of invertebrates

Report the species

Report Astacus leptodactylus to the National Museum of Natural History.

Importance and distribution in Luxembourg

Distribution map of Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823 in Luxembourg. Recorder-LUX & iNaturalist, 2019.08.21.

The species was first documented in 1980 in ponds in the Rouderbaach valley (Grevenmacher). No observations of the the Danube crayfish are documented in the Recorder database though.

Risk assessment

ISEIA protocol: C1 (1+1+1+1) (Ries et al. 2017: 68).

Bibliography concerning Luxembourg

  • Ries, C., A. Arendt, C. Braunert, S. Christian, A. Dohet, A. Frantz, G. Geimer, M. Hellers, J. A. Massard, X. Mestdagh, R. Proess, N. Schneider & M. Pfeiffenschneider, 2017. Environmental impact assessment and black, watch and alert list classification after the ISEIA Protocol of invertebrates in Luxembourg. Bull. Soc. Nat. luxemb. 119: 63-70. [PDF 360 KB]

Suggested citation of this webpage

Ries, C. & M. Pfeiffenschneider (Eds.), 2019. Astacus leptodactylus Eschscholtz, 1823. In: - Invasive Alien Species in Luxembourg. URL: [21.08.2019].

 Last updated on Tuesday, July 10, 2018.