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Orconectes (Orconectes) sheltae

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Orconectes (Orconectes)

Type Locality

Shelta Cave, Huntsville, Alabama (Cooper and Cooper, 1997)

Distribution and Range

Known only from the type locality.



Conservation Status

Rare (Cooper and Cooper, 1997).


Cooper, J. E. and M. R. Cooper. 1997. New troglobitic crayfish of the genus Orconectes, subgenus Orconectes (Decapoda: Cambaridae), endemic to Shelta Cave, Huntsville, Alabama. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies 59(3):119-127.

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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

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Crandall, Keith A. 1998. Orconectes (Orconectes) sheltae. Version 01 January 1998 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Orconectes_%28Orconectes%29_sheltae/7254/1998.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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