Classification: Special Concern
National Range: “tributaries of the Savannah River in Oconee County, South Carolina, and Rabun County, Georgia” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); and in this drainage in North Carolina
NC Physiographic Region(s): southwestern mountains
River Basin(s): upper Savannah
Adult Habitat: “streams” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); "poorly known but apparently favors lotic waters of small to moderate size, flowing over rocky substrates" (Clamp 1999)
Reproductive Season: extended?
Species associates: C. bartonii; occurs with C. reburrusin Horsepasture subdrainage; otherwise does not occur with other Puncticambarus members
Conservation status: state-listed as Special Concern in North Carolina (J.E. Cooper in Clamp 1999); considered by Taylor et al. (1996) to be Endangered throughout its range
Identification references: Hobbs Jr. 1989; also see description by J.E. Cooper in Clamp (1999)
Crayfish Regulations (PDF)
Illustrations are reproduced with the permission of the Smithsonian Institution Press. We are grateful to them for allowing us to provide this useful information with the other materials provided herein. We also wish to recognize the tremendous contribution to crayfish biology by the author/artist, the late Horton H. Hobbs Jr.
The following illustration is reproduced from:
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.
Credit NCWRC for all photos.