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Cambarus (Cambarus) bartonii carinirostris Hay 1914

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


"Type" and paratypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 23962 (male I, 7 male II, 15 female); paratypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 7399 (male I, male II, female).

Type Locality

Gandy Creek at Osceola, Randolph County, West Virginia.


Tributaries of the Cheat, Greenbrier, and Tygart rivers in West Virginia and widespread in eastern Ohio. Exact range not known.


Small to moderate sized streams.


Both Ortmann (1931) and Hobbs (1972b) have remarked on the advisability of recognizing this subspecies, and the latter indicated that "it is questionable that this subspecies should be recognized." Bouchard (1976b:587) recognized no subspecies of Cambarus (C.) bartonii and placed Hay's C. (C.) bartonii carinirostris and C. (C.) bartonii cavatus in synonomy with this species. Inasmuch as Jezerinac (1983) and Thoma (1982), who are currently investigating the subspecies of Cambarus bartonii, continue to recognize the two non-nominate subspecies, the two taxa are provisionally retained herein.


Bouchard, Raymond W. 1976. Geography and Ecology of Crayfishes of the Cumberland Plateau and Cumberland Mountains, Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia, and Alabama, Part II: The Genera Fallicambarus and Cambarus. In James W. Avault, Jr. editor, Freshwater Crayfish, pages 585-605, 1 figure. Baton Rouge, Louisiana: Louisiana State University Division of Continuing Education.

Hay, William P. 1914. Cambarus bartonii carinirostris Hay. In Walter Faxon, Notes on the Crayfishes in the United States National Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology....Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 40 (8): 384-385.

Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1972. Crayfishes (Astacidae) of North and Middle America. In Biota of Freshwater Ecosystems, Indentification Manual, 9: X + 173 pages, 115 figures. United States Environmental Protection Agency. [Water Pollution Research Control Series, reprinted 1976 with same pagination.]

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

Jezerinac, Raymond F. 1983. Possible Correlations of Present Distributions of Ohio Crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) with Teays-Age Drainages. In Anonymous, Teays-Age Drainage Effects on Present Distributional Patterns of Ohio Biota- an Ohio Biogeography Conference. [Abstracts and Supplements.] Ohio Biological Survey Informative Circular, 11: 4-5.

Ortmann, A.E. 1931. Crawfishes of the Southern Appalachians and the Cumberland Plateau. Annals of the Carnegie Museum, 20(2): 61-160.

Thoma, Roger F. 1982. The Zoogeography and Phylogeny of the Subgenus Cambarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae). [Abstract.] American Zoologist, 22(4): 875.

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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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