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Procambarus (Austrocambarus) rodriguezi Hobbs 1943

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


Holotype, allotype, and "morphotype," National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 81302 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Type Locality

Cueva de Ojo de Agua, west-northwest of Hacienda Potrero Viejo, Paraje Nuevo, Cordoba, Veracruz, Mexico.


Known only from the type locality.


Subterranean stream.


Reddell (1981:112) noted that the type-locality of this species has been stated to be "Cueva del Agua" and "Cueva del Ojo de Agua Grande," but the brief description of the type-locality as given by Hobbs (1943[b]) does not fit Cueva del Ojo de Agua Grande. Furthermore, Cueva del Ojo de Agua Grande has no habitat suitable for crayfish. It contains only a single passage and this contains a rapid rock-floored stream. A single juvenile crayfish was seen trapped in a tiny drip pool in the latter cave where flood water apparently isolated it. It must be assumed that the type-locality has not been rediscovered.


Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1943. Two New Crayfishes of the Genus Procambarus from Mexico (Decapoda, Astacidae). Lloydia, 6: 198-206, 2 plates.

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

Reddell, James R. 1981. A Review of the Cavernicole Fauna of Mexico, Guatemala, and Belize. Texas Memorial Museum, Bulletin, 27: 327 pages, figures 1-87.

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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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