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Orconectes (Orconectes) inermis inermis Cope 1872

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


Not extant. Topotypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 131405 (male I, female, male II).

Type Locality

Wyandotte Cave, Indiana. Actually Sibert's Well Cave, just below Wyandotte Cave, Crawford County, Indiana, according to Hobbs (1942a:335).


From Hart County, Kentucky, northwestward to Crawford and Harrison counties, Indiana, where it intergrades with O. (O.) inermis testii.


Subterranean waters.


Cope, Edward D. 1872. On the Wyandotte Cave and It's Fauna. American Naturalist, 6(7): 406-422.

Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1942. A Generic Revision of the Crayfishes of the Subfamily Cambarinae (Decapoda, Astacidae) with the Description of a New Genus and Species. American Midland Naturalist, 28(2): 334-357, 3 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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