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West Virginia crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae): Observations on distribution, natural history, and conservation

Northeastern Naturalist

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DOI: 10.1656/045.016.0205

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Abstract

West Virginia's crayfishes have received moderate attention since publication of Jezerinac et al.'s (1995) monograph of the state fauna. Survey efforts were initiated over the summers of 2006 and 2007 to gather voucher material for the Indiana Biological Survey's Crustacean Collection. These collections have provided new information regarding the distribution, natural history, life history, taxonomy, and conservation status of Cambarus (Cambarus) carinirostris, C. (C.) bartonii cavatus, C. (C.) sciotensis, C. (Hiaticambarus) chasmodactylus, C. (H.) elkensis, C. (H.) longulus, C. (Jugicambarus) dubius, C. (Puncticambarus) robustus, Orconectes (Procericambarus) cristavarius, and O. (P.) rusticus. Orconectes (Faxonius) limosus has apparently been extirpated from West Virginia and should be removed from the state's list of extant crayfishes.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
West Virginia crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae): Observations on distribution, natural history, and conservation
Series title:
Northeastern Naturalist
DOI:
10.1656/045.016.0205
Volume
16
Issue:
2
Year Published:
2009
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
First page:
225
Last page:
238
Number of Pages:
14