Cambarellus (Dirigicambarus) shufeldtiiKeith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
TypesSyntypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 4860 (3 male I, 7 females), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3684 (male I, male II, 2 females).
RangeMississippi River drainage system in southern Illinois, Missouri, Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, and in Louisiana east of the Mississippi and Atchafalaya rivers; Red River system in Louisiana and Texas; Brazos and Colorado rivers in Texas; Pascagoula, Pearl, upper Tombigbee, and Escatawpa river systems in Mississippi; and southwestern Alabama. Introduced into Rapides, St. Bernard, and St. Tammany parishes, Louisiana (Penn, 1950b:422), and into Harris County, Georgia (Penn, personal communication). It has not been collected subsequently in the last-mentioned area.
HabitatSwamps, ditches, sloughs, lakes, ponds, and sluggish streams. Burrows as water disappears from habitat.
Faxon, Walter. 1884. Descriptions of New Species of Cambarus, to Which is Added a Synonymical List of the Known Species of Cambarus and Astacus. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 20: 107-158.
Fitzpatrick, Joseph F., Jr. 1983. A Revision of the Dwarf Crayfishes (Cambaridae, Cambarellinae). Journal of Crustacean Biology, 3(2): 266-277, 3 figures.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
Penn, George H., Jr. 1950. The Genus Cambarellus in Louisiana (Decapoda, Astacidae). American Medland Naturalist, 44(2): 421-426, figure 1.
Taylor, C. A., M. L. Warren, Jr., J. F. Fitzpatrick, Jr., H. H. Hobbs III, R. F. Jezerinac, W. L. Pflieger, and H. W. Robison. 1996. Conservation Status of Crayfishes of the United States and Canada. Fisheries 21:4.
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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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