Classification: Nongame Fish - Crustacean
National Range: North Carolina
NC Physiographic Region(s): Piedmont; limits of range unclear
River Basin(s): currently known from Upper Cape Fear and middle Yadkin-Pee Dee River basins; likely has wider range
Adult Habitat: unknown
Reproductive Season: late summer, fall
Species associates: Procambarus (O.) acutus and Cambarus (D.) latimanus in Cape Fear; P. acutus and C. (D.) reduncusin Yadkin-Pee Dee; other members of the C. (P.) acuminatus complex have been found at nearby sites in both river basins but not at the same site
Conservation status: not protected
Identification and Illustrations references: Cooper 2001
Crayfish Regulations (PDF)
The following illustration is reproduced from:
Cooper, J. E. 2001. Cambarus (Puncticambarus) hobbsorum, a new crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from North Carolina. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 114(1): 152-161.
Fig 1. Cambarus (Puncticambarus) hobbsorum, new species; all from holotypic male, form I (NCSM 5319), except E, F, from morphotypic male, form II (NCSM 5321), and K, from allotypic female (NCSM 5320): A, lateral aspect of carapace; B, C, 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 pereiopod, showing hook and opposing turbercle; J, lateral aspect of abdomen; K, annulus ventralis and postannular sclerite; L, antennal scale; M, dorsal aspect of distal podomeres of right cheliped. Setae not illustrated. Line = 2mm.
Credit NCWRC for all photos.