Classification: Special Concern
National Range: “Little River in Fairfield and Richland counties, South Carolina” (Hobbs Jr. 1989) Also, Broad River Basin in North Carolina
NC Physiographic Region(s): Atlantic slope side of mountains
River Basin(s): Broad (N. Pacolet and First Broad subdrainages)
Adult Habitat: “streams” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); “found in streams of small to medium size with trapped leaf litter” (NHP ICAS 1999);"debris along the margins of the stream" (Clamp 1999)
Reproductive Season: extended?
Species associates: C. (P.) sp C, C. (C.) lenati, C. sp. cf. howardi
Conservation status: state-listed as Special Concern in North Carolina (J.E. Cooper in Clamp 1999);considered by Taylor et al. (1996) to be Threatened
Identification references: Hobbs Jr. 1989; also see description written 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.