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Faxonella clypeata Hay 1899

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


Holotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 17277 (female).

Type Locality

Bay St. Louis, Hancock County, Mississippi.


Le Flore County, Oklahoma(?), and Marion County, Texas, east to Gadsden County, Florida, and Richland County, South Carolina.


Sluggish streams, lentic situations, and burrows (tertiary burrower).


The ranges of F. clypeata, F. creaseri, and F. blairi have not been clearly defined. A study is needed to ascertain whether or not current records for Missouri, Arkansas, and Oklahoma are based on correct identifications.

Conservation Status

Currently stable.


Hay, William P. 1899. Descriptions of Two New Species of Crayfish. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 22(1187): 121-123, 2 figures.

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

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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