A new crayfish of the genus Orconectes from the Blood River drainage of western Kentucky and Tennessee (Decapoda: Cambaridae)

Christopher A. Taylor, Mark H. Sabaj

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Abstract

A new crayfish, Orconectes burri, is described from the Blood River drainage of western Kentucky and Tennessee. The species occurs in small to medium-sized streams with substrates of gravel and sand. Form I males of O. burri differ from all other members of the genus Orconectes in possessing a first pleopod with terminal elements that comprise 22 to 29% of the total length of the pleopod, and a central projection with a tip that terminates at an 90° angle to the main shaft of the pleopod, which is either directly above or slightly overhanging the distal end of the mesial process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-652
Number of pages8
JournalProceedings of the Biological Society of Washington
Volume111
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 18 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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