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Orconectes (Rhoadesius) kentuckiensis Rhoades 1944

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


Holotype, allotype, and "morphotype" (designated as allotype by Rhoades), National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 81313, 81315, 81314 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Ohio State Museum, Columbus, Ohio.

Type Locality

Piney Creek, 3 miles (4.8 km) west of Shady Grove, Crittenden County, Kentucky.


Caldwell, Crittenden, Livingston, and Union counties, Kentucky, and Hardin County, Illinois.


Mud-bottomed streams.


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Conservation Status

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


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

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

Rhoades, Rendell. 1944. The Crayfishes of Kentucky, with Notes on Variation, Distribution and Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies. American Midland Naturalist, 31(1): 111-149, figures 1-10.

About This Page
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

Correspondence regarding this page should be directed to Keith A. Crandall at

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Crandall, Keith A., James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. 2001. Orconectes (Rhoadesius) kentuckiensis Rhoades 1944. Version 01 January 2001 (under construction). http://tolweb.org/Orconectes_%28Rhoadesius%29_kentuckiensis/7331/2001.01.01 in The Tree of Life Web Project, http://tolweb.org/

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