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Created 12/3/2013

Family Palaemonidae


Macrobrachium lar

Kanewai Spring, Kuli'ou'ou, O'ahu


Introduced to Hawaii as a food source from the Marquesas Islands, it inhabits deeper sections of streams and brackish water.  Competes and preys upon native stream animals and plants.  Adults have extremely long claws, attaining a total length of 11 inches.  Native range is the Indo-West Pacific.