Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
National Range: “Tennessee River Basin upstream from below the mouth of the Sequatchie River: in Georgia,Tennessee, North Carolina, and Virginia. Introduced into the headwaters of the Savannah River in South Carolina” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); “Blue Ridge, Ridge, and Valley provinces, Tennessee. Tennessee River system from Hardin County upstream to Knox County” (Williams and Bivens 1996).
NC Physiographic Region(s): mountains
River Basin(s): French Broad
Adult Habitat: “rocky segments of streams” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); “small streams to rivers, usually found in riffle areas”(Williams and Bivens 1996).
Reproductive Season: n/a
Species associates: C. (C.) bartonii, C.(P.) robustus, O. (P.) forceps, O (C.) erichsonianus
Conservation status: not protected
Identification references: Hobbs Jr. 1989, Hobbs Jr. 1991
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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