Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
National Range: "appears to be endemic to the First Broad River subdrainage of the upper Broad River basin of North Carolina" (Cooper 2000b)
NC Physiographic Region(s): western piedmont
River Basin(s): upper Broad
Adult Habitat: Lotic systems, small to medium streams, similar to C. (C.) bartonii
Reproductive Season: early June, late September, late November
Species associates: C. (J.) asperimanus, C. (P.) sp. C, and C.(P.) spicatus
Conservation status: undetermined because it was only recently described
Identification and Illustration reference: Cooper 2000b
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The following illustration is reproduced from:
Cooper, J.E. 2000. A new species of crayfish of the Genus Cambarus, subgenus Cambarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae), from the Broad River Basin of North Carolina. The Journal of Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 116(1): 1-12.
FIG. 1 Cambarus (Camparus) lenati, new species (all from holotypic male, form I, except E, F, I, from morphotypic male, form II, and L, from allotypic female): A, lateral aspect of carapace; B, E, lateral aspect of gonopod (first pleopod); C, F, mesial aspect of gonopod; D, dorsal aspect of carapace; G, caudal aspect of in situ gonopods; H, distal aspect of tip of left gonopod; I, caudal aspect of tips of gonopods; J, hook on ischium of third pereiopod; K, epistome; L, annulus ventralis and postannular sclerite; M, antennal scale; N, dorsal aspect of distal podomeres of left cheliped.
Credit NCWRC for all photos.