Procambarus (Lonnbergius) acherontis
Orlando Cave CrayfishKeith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Type LocalitySubterranean rivulet about 42 feet (12.6 m) from surface, near Lake Brantley, Seminole County, Florida (probably Sec. 3, T. 21S, R. 29E); these co-ordinates were furnished by R. Franz who searched the tax records of the property of Mr. A.E. Sjoblom on which the well mentioned by Lonnberg was situated.
RangeKnown from only one locality in Orange County, Florida, and three in Seminole County, Florida (see Franz and Lee, 1982).
RemarksHobbs (1940a:393), endeavoring to clarify the confusion engendered by Faxon as to the indentity of the species (see P. (O.) lucifugus lucifugus) and believing that both of Lonnberg's types were lost, designated neotypes from the Palm Springs locality. As informed by Dr. Y. Starobogatov, one of Lonnberg's specimens is still extant (see above); thus, the neotype designation should be rejected.
Conservation StatusCategory: EN (Endangered)
Other Names for Procambarus (Lonnbergius) acherontis
- Orlando Cave Crayfish
- Procambarus (Lonnbergius)
Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Franz, Richard, and David S. Lee. 1982. Distribution and Evolution of Florida's Troglobitic Crayfishes. Bulletin of the Florida State Museum, Biological Sciences, 28(3): 53-78, 9 figures.
Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1940. Seven New Crayfishes of the Genus Cambarus from Florida, with Notes on Other Species. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 89(3097): 387:423, figures 14-22.
Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1972. The Subgenera of the Crayfish Genus Procambarus (Decapoda: Astacidae). Smithsonian Constributions to Zoology, 117: 22 pages, figures 1-20.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
Lonnberg, Einar. 1894. Cambarids from Florida, a New Blind Species. Zoologischer Anzeiger, 17(444): 125-127.
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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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