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Parastacus pugnax Poeppig 1835

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Parastacus


Not extant. Neotype, here designated: Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 3401, holotype of Parastacus hassleri Faxon, 1898.

Type Locality

Talcahuano, Chile.


Assuming the identity of H. Milne Edwards' type to be conspecific with Poeppig's species (as believed by Riek, 1971), this Chilean crayfish ranges from Valparaiso southward to the Taitao Peninsula.




Thy synonomy and taxonomic problems involved with the identities of Astacus chilensis Poeppig and Astacus chilensis H. Milne Edwards are discussed by Holthuis (1952).


Faxon, Walter. 1898. Observartions on the Astacidae in the United States National Museum and in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, with Descriptions of New Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 20(1136): 643-694, plates 62-70.

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

Holthuis, L. B. 1952. The Crustacea Decapoda Macrura of Chile. Lunds Universitets Arsskrift, new series 2, 47(10): 1-109, figures 1-19.

Poeppig, E. 1835. Reise in Chile, Peru und auf dem Amaxonestrome, wahrend der Jahre 1827-1832. Volume 1, xviii + 466 pages. (Reprinted 1960 in single volume with plates and atlas: xvii + 464 pages. stuttgart: F. A. Brockhaus Komm.-Gesch.)

Riek, Edgar F. 1971. The Freshwater Crayfishes of South America. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 84(16): 129-136, figure 1.

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