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  • A beach in a cove lined with green grass and tall pine trees
    Information icon Shoreline at future Lynn Haven park site. Photo by USFWS.

    New public park will protect Panama City crayfish

    February 18, 2020 | 3 minute read

    Lynn Haven, Florida — A new public park located along the shore of North Bay and McKitchen’s Bayou in Lynn Haven will not only provide public access to waterways and recreational facilities, but will also protect rapidly disappearing habitat for the Panama City crayfish, a species the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently proposed for federal listing. The park will be bought and maintained using funds from the Deepwater Horizon National Resource Damage Assessment settlement.  Learn more...


  • A hand holding a small lobster shaped crayfish.
    Panama City crayfish. Photo by USFWS.

    Panama City Crayfish Proposed Listing Under the Endangered Species Act

    January 3, 2018 | 3 minute read

    What is the Panama City crayfish? The Panama City crayfish is a small, semi-terrestrial crayfish that grows to about two inches in length, minus claws, and is found only in Bay County, Florida. The life history of the Panama City crayfish is not well known. However, many crayfish species have a maximum lifespan of 1.5 to 3.5 years. Why is the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposing to list the Panama City crayfish as threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)?  Learn more...


  • A hand holding a brownish red crayfish near a cameras lens with a stream in the background.
    Information icon Panama City crayfish. Photo by FWC.

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service proposes listing Panama City crayfish as federally threatened

    January 3, 2018 | 4 minute read

    Panama City, Florida – Based on the best available science, the Service has found that the Panama City crayfish – a two-inch-long crustacean found only in the open pine flatwoods and wet prairie marshes of Bay County, Florida – meets the definition of “threatened” under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and is proposing it for listing. The Service is opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Under the ESA, a threatened species is one that is likely to become extinct within the foreseeable future throughout all or a significant portion of its range.  Read the full story...

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