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Orconectes (Gremicambarus) mississippiensis Faxon 1884

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


Syntypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 19760 (male I, female), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 19759 (male II, female), Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3563 (female).

Type Locality

Eastern Mississippi. Restricted to Macon, Noxubee County, Mississippi, by Faxon (1914:422).


"Limited to the Prairie Section of the Noxubee River basin and in other tributary systems of the Tombigbee River northward to the Catalpa Creek basin in Kemper, Noxubee, Lowndes, and Oktibbeha counties, Mississisppi" (Cooper and Hobbs, 1980:40).

Conservation Status

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


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

Cooper, Martha R., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. 1980. New and Little-known Crayfishes of the virilis Section of Genus Orconectes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) fro the Southeastern United States. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 320: iii + 44 pages, figures 1-13.

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.

Faxon, Walter. 1914. Notes on the Crayfishes in the United States National Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology with Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies to Which is Appended a Catalogue of the Known Species and Subspecies. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 40(8): 351-427, 13 plates.

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

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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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