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Cambarellus (Cambarellus) montezumae Saussure 1857

Keith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Containing group: Cambarellus (Cambarellus)


Syntypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 20583 (male I), Museum d'Histoire Naturelle, Geneva, Switzerland (uncatalogued, dry, 13 specimens), British Museum (Natural History), London, England 3587.

Type Locality

Swamps of the Valley of Mexico; ponds in Chapultepec Park, Mexico.


Pacific slope and Valley of Mexico.


Sluggish streams and lentic situations.


Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.

Saussure, Henri de. 1857. Note carcinologique sur la famille des Thalassides et sur celle des Astacides. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie Pure et Appliquee, series 2, 9: 99-102.

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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

James W. Fetzner, Jr.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, USA

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