Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
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National Range: Known only from Cherokee and Clay counties, North Carolina (Cooper 2006)
NC Physiographic Region(s): Southwestern Blue Ridge Mountains
River Basin(s): Hiwassee
Adult Habitat: Small to medium-sized streams with cobble-dominated substrata (Simmons and Fraley 2008)
Reproductive Season: late spring to fall
Species associates: C. (C.) bartonii, C. (P.) parrishi, C. (P.) hiwasseensis
Conservation status: not protected
Identification references: Cooper 2006
Notes: At some sites, C.brimleyorum is syntopic with either C.hiwasseensis or C. parrishi (Cooper 2006)
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The following illustration is reproduced from:
Cooper, J.E. 2006. A new crayfish of the genus Cambarus Erichson, 1846, subgenus Puncticambarus Hobbs, 1969 (Decapoda: Cambaridae), from the Hiwassee River basin of North Carolina. Proceedings of the Biologial Society of Washington, 119(1): 81-90.
Fig. 1. Cambarus (Puncticambarus) brimleyorum; all from holotypic male, form I (NCSM 24650), except B, C, from morphotypic male, form II (NCSM 24652), and J, from allotypic female (NCSM 24651): A, lateral aspect of carapace; B, E, mesial aspect of gonopod (first pleopod); C, F, lateral aspect of gonopod; D, dorsal aspect of carapace; G, caudal aspect of in situ gonopods; H, epistome; I, basis and ischium of third pereopod; J, annulus ventralis andpostannular sclerite; K, antennal scale; L, dorsal aspect of distal podomeres of right cheliped. Setae not illustrated. Scale line 5 2 mm.
Credit NCWRC for all photos.