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Orconectes (Orconectes) australis australis Rhoades 1941

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


Holotype, allotype, and "morphotype," National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 79363, 79364, 79365 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ohio State Museum, Columbus, Ohio, Alabama Museum of Natural History, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Leslie Hubricht.

Type Locality

Shelta Cavern (SE 1/4, NE 1/4, Sec. 27, T. 3S, R. 1W) north of Huntsville, Madison County, Alabama.


"Jackson and Madison counties, Alabama, northward on the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau to Fentress County, Tennessee, and Wayne County, Kentucky, where it intergrades with Orconectes australis packardi" (Hobbs, Hobbs, and Daniel, 1977:95).


Subterranean streams and pools.


Hobbs, Horton H., Jr., H. H. Hobbs III, and Margaret A. Daniel. 1977. A Review of the Troglobitic Crustaceans of the Americas. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 244: v + 183 pages, figures 1-70.

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

Rhoades, Rendell. 1941. Notes on Some Crayfishes from Alabama Caves, with the Description of a New Species and a New Subspecies. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 91(3129): 141-148, figures 35, 36.

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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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