How to identify the species of crayfish

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hello,
I have 3 crayfish 2M 1F, and I was wanting to possibly breed them, but I don't know what species each is/what will mate with the female. I have a F electric blue crayfish, A male Vanilla crayfish, and a male orange crayfish. All where sold under freshwater lobster and had no information as to what species they are. If anyone knows of an easy way to tell please let me know! Thanks
 
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richiep said:
Very nice crayfish
Thank you! I plan on setting up a 100+G at some point to have a few more/bread them in.
 

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The electric blue tends to be a color morph of P. alleni, while the vanilla is usually P. clarkii, and the orange P. clarkii. I could be wrong though, many species are extremely similar and can only be distinguished via genetic examination or knowledge of gonopod structure for particular species.

I would decide which color morph you would like to start with and get another cray of the gender you need.
 

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