Classification: Special Concern
National Range: “Chowan drainage system in North Carolina and Virginia” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); also lower Roanoke River Basin
NC Physiographic Region(s): northern coastal plain
River Basin(s): Chowan and lower Roanoke
Adult Habitat: “streams” (Hobbs Jr. 1989); sluggish streams or swamps on sand or gravel substrates;“sluggish streams flowing through woodlands; sandy or gravelly substrates; vegetation may be sparse” (NHP ICAS 1999)
Juvenile Habitat: n/a
Reproductive Season: spring through fall?
Species associates: P. acutus, possibly C. sp.C
Conservation status: state-listed as Special Concern in North Carolina (J.E. Cooper in Clamp 1999); considered by Taylor et al. (1996) to be Currently Stable throughout its range
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.