Under Construction

Hobbseus orconectoides Fitzpatrick_and_Payne 1968

Oktibbeha Riverlet Crayfish

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


Holotype, allotype, and morphotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 129191, 129193, 129194 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Department of Zoology, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, Ohio State Museum, Columbus, Ohio, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.

Type Locality

Woodland pond near Rock Hill community, about 4.25 miles (6.8 km) north of Starkville, Oktibbeha County, Mississippi (Sec. 1, T. 19N, R. 14E).


Known only from Lowndes, Oktibbeha, and Webster counties, Mississippi.


Lentic situations and burrows (probably secondary burrower).

Conservation Status

Category: VU (Vulnerable)
Criteria: B1+2c
Conservation Links:

Other Names for Hobbseus orconectoides Fitzpatrick_and_Payne 1968


Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.

Fitzpatrick, J. F., Jr., and James F. Payne. 1968. A New Genus and Species of Crawfish from the Southeastern United States (Decapoda, Astacidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 81(2): 11-21, 12 figures.

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

About This Page
Page constructed by Emily Browne.

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

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Keith A. Crandall at

All Rights Reserved.

Citing this page:

Crandall, Keith A., James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. 2001. Hobbseus orconectoides Fitzpatrick_and_Payne 1968. Oktibbeha Riverlet Crayfish. Version 01 January 2001 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Hobbseus_orconectoides/7107/2001.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

edit this page
close box

This page is a Tree of Life Leaf Page.

Each ToL leaf page provides a synopsis of the characteristics of a group of organisms representing a leaf at the tip of the Tree of Life. The major distinction between a leaf and a branch of the Tree of Life is that a leaf cannot generally be further subdivided into subgroups representing distinct genetic lineages.

For a more detailed explanation of the different ToL page types, have a look at the Structure of the Tree of Life page.

close box

Hobbseus orconectoides

Page Content

articles & notes



Explore Other Groups

random page

  go to the Tree of Life home page