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Highlights • On 29 August 2019, a single atypical crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus with bilaterally partitioned colour pattern was caught from Eğirdir Lake in Turkey. • This observation of a bilaterally partitioned colour phenotype of crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus was the first report for this species. • It is stated in the literature that such the phenomenon of bilaterally-colored crayfish are seen every 50 million. • The right half of Pontastacus leptodactylus was a light pinkish-orange color while the left half was natural colour and this phenomenon persisted following molting of it.

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This page is a summary of: A bilaterally partitioned colouration of a narrow-clawed crayfish Pontastacus leptodactylus (Eschscholtz, 1823) in the Lake Eğirdir (Central Anatolian, Turkey), Limnologica, January 2021, Elsevier, DOI: 10.1016/j.limno.2020.125843.
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