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Procambarus (Ortmannicus) erythrops Relyea and Sutton 1975

Santa Fe Cave Crayfish

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


Holotype, allotype, and morphotype, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 133471, 133472, 133473 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, The Netherlands, British Museum (Natural History), London, England.

Type Locality

Sim's Sink, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the junction of U.S. Highway 27 and 129, and 0.1 mile (160 m) south of Highway 27, Suwannee County, Florida (Sec. 24, T. 6S, R. 14E).


Known from only four localities, all situated north of the Santa Fe River, east of the Suwannee River, and west of Ichetucknee Springs, Suwanee County, Florida: the type locality and three other sinks.


Subterranean waters.

Conservation Status

Category: EN (Endangered)
Criteria: B1+2c
Conservation Links:

Other Names for Procambarus (Ortmannicus) erythrops Relyea and Sutton 1975


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.

Relyea, Kenneth, and Bruce Sutton. 1975. A New Troglobitic Crayfish of the Genus Procambarus from Florida (Decapoda, Astacidae). Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany, 19(1, 2): 8-16, figures 1-4.

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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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