North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission
An invertebrate animal with a hard exoskeleton and at least five pairs of jointed legs on the thorax. Crabs, lobsters, shrimp and crayfish are all crustaceans.

Crayfish

An invertebrate animal with a hard exoskeleton and at least five pairs of jointed legs on the thorax. Crabs, lobsters, shrimp and crayfish are all crustaceans. Additional information.

 

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Grandfather Mountain Crayfish
Cambarus (C.) eeseeohensis
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Broad River Stream Crayfish
Cambarus (C.) lenati
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Longnose Crayfish
Cambarus (H.) longirostris
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Mitten Crayfish
Cambarus (J.) asperimanus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Red Burrowing Crayfish
Cambarus (J.) carolinus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Upland Burrowing Crayfish
Cambarus (J.) dubius
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Tuckasegee Stream Crayfish
Cambarus (J.) tuckasegee
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Valley River Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) brimleyorum
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Chauga Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) chaugaensis
Special Concern

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Little Tennessee River Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) georgiae
Special Concern

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Hiwassee Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) hiwasseensis
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Carolina Foothills Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) johni
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Hiwassee Headwaters Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) parrishi
Special Concern

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French Broad Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) reburrus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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No common name
Cambarus (P.) sp. C
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Broad River Spiny Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) spicatus
Special Concern

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Virile Crayfish
Orconectes (G.) virilis
Non-native

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Rusty Crayfish
Orconectes (P.) rusticus
Non-native

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Spiny Stream Crayfish
Orconectes (P.) cristavarius
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish
Cambarus (D.) catagius
Special Concern

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No common name
Cambarus (D.) latimanus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Sickle Crayfish
Cambarus (D.) reduncus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean    

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Atlantic Slope Crayfish
Cambarus (H.) longulus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Appalachian Brook Crayfish
Cambarus (C.) bartonii
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Carolina Ladle Crayfish
Cambarus (C.) davidi
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Chattahoochee Crayfish
Cambarus (C.) sp. A
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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New River Crayfish
Cambarus (H.) chasmodactylus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Knotty Burrowing Crayfish
Cambarus (J.) nodosus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Devil Crayfish
Cambarus (L.) diogenes
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Rocky River Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) hobbsorum
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Big River Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) robustus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Spinytail Crayfish
Cambarus (T.) acanthura
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Digger Crayfish
Fallicambarus (C.) fodiens
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Chowanoke Crayfish
Orconectes (C.) virginiensis
Special Concern

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North Carolina Spiny Crayfish
Orconectes (P.) carolinensis
Special Concern

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Tennessee River Spiny Crayfish
Orconectes (P.) spinosus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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White River Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) acutus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Edisto Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) ancylus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Santee Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) blandingii
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Waccamaw Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) braswelli
Special Concern

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Pamlico Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) medialis
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Sandhills Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) pearsei
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Croatan Crayfish
Procambarus (O.) plumimanus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Red Swamp Crayfish
Procambarus (S.) clarkii
Non-native

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Carolina Needlenose Crayfish
Cambarus (P.) aldermanorum
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Credit: TWRA-Carl Williams 

Reticulate Crayfish
Orconectes (C.) erichsonianus
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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Credit: TWRA-Carl Williams 

Surgeon Crayfish
Orconectes (P.) forceps
Nongame Fish - Crustacean

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