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Hobbseus petilus Fitzpatrick 1977

Tombigbee 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. 147673, 147674, 147675 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Joe B. Black.

Type Locality

Tributary of Patch Creek (Tombigbee River drainage), 7.4 miles (11.8 km) E of U.S. Highway 45 in Saltillo, on State Route 363, Lee County, Mississippi.


Itawamba, Lee, and Monroe counties, Mississippi.


Lentic and sluggish lotic situations.

Conservation Status

Category: VU (Vulnerable)
Criteria: B1+2c
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Other Names for Hobbseus petilus Fitzpatrick 1977


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

Fitzpatrick, Joseph F., Jr. 1977. A New Crawfish of the Genus Hobbseus from Northeast Mississippi, with Notes on the Origin of the Genus (Decapoda, Cambaridae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 90(2): 367-374, 1 figure.

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

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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

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