Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
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National Range: Presently known only from NC in the upper Little Tennessee River basin.
NC Physiographic Region(s): Blue Ridge Mountains
River Basin(s): Little Tennessee
Adult Habitat: Predominately, margins of relatively high gradient streams with substrates dominated by boulder and cobble, found frequently beneath boulders. (Cooper and Schofield 2002, Simmons and Fraley 2008)
Reproductive Season: unknown; Form I males seen in October and November
Species associates: C. (C.) bartonii, C. (C.) georgiae
Conservation status: Not protected
Identification references: Cooper and Schofield 2002
Crayfish Regulations (PDF)
Cooper, J.E., and K.A. Schofield. 2002. Cambarus (Jugicambarus) tuckasegee, a new species of crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the Little Tennessee River basin, North Carolina. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington. 115(2):371-381.
Fig. 1 Cambarus (Jugicambarus) tuckasegee, new species (all from holotypic male, form I, except E, F, from morphotypic male, form II; H, from paratopotypic male, form I; J, from allotypic female). A, laternal aspect of carapace; B, E, mesial aspect of left gonopod (first pleopod); C, F, H, lateral aspect of left gonopod; D, dorsal aspect of carapace; G, caudal aspect of in situ gonopods; I, epistome; J, annulus ventralis and postannular selerite; K, antennal scale; L, dorsal aspect of distal podomeres of right cheliped (tips of fingers missing), Scale lines equal 2 mm.
Credit NCWRC for all photos.