Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
National Range:“piedmont province from Orange County, North Carolina to Richland County,South Carolina” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); “in the piedmont province from the Cape Fear River drainage in North Carolina southward to the Santee River basin…” (Bouchard 1978)
NC Physiographic Region(s): piedmont plateau
River Basin(s): Broad, Cape Fear, Catawba, Neuse, Tar-Pamlico, Yadkin-Pee Dee
Adult Habitat: Burrows in low lying areas with sandy clay soils, commonly located on the margins of small first order streams and seeps, but also found up to 50 meters from open water in suburban mowed lawns to wooded areas (Simmons and Fraley 2008).
Reproductive Season: summer (?)
Species associates: many, including C. catagius
Conservation status: not protected
Identification references: Cooper 1999, Hobbs Jr. 1989, Hobbs Jr. 1991
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