As of today, if you own this crustacean, you are breaking the law in the state of Missouri.
This is Marmorkrebs (Procambarus fallax f. virginalis), which readers of this blog probably know is the focus of quite a bit of my research. Or did running the Marmorkrebs research website give it away?
Today, Missouri adds Marmorkrebs to its prohibited species list. It’s a preventative measure intended to try to stop releases of this pet into the waters of Missouri.