Classification: Special Concern
National Range: “known only from the type locality (Greensboro, Guildford County)” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); now known to occur across a wider range in North Carolina (see McGrath 1994)
NC Physiographic Region(s): upper piedmont (Greensboro area to Uwharries); limits of range unclear
River Basin(s): upper Cape Fear (Haw River subdrainage only), central Yadkin-Pee Dee
Adult Habitat: “burrows (primary burrower)” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); "burrows along stream banks and in floodplain (lawns, etc.); a primary burrower which spends most of its life cycle in gallery systems in the subsurface water table” (NHP ICAS 1999)
Reproductive Season: late winter/early spring (?)
Species associates: C. reduncus
Conservation status: state-listed as Special Concern in North Carolina (J.E. Cooper and C. McGrath in Clamp 1999); considered by Taylor et al. (1996) to be Threatened
Identification references: Hobbs Jr. 1989; Hobbs Jr. 1991; also see description written by J.E. Cooper and C. McGrath in Clamp (1999)
Crayfish Regulations (PDF)
Hobbs Jr., H. H. 1989. An illustrated checklist of the American crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, Number 480:1-236.
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