Cambarus (Depressicambarus) clairitae, a new species of crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from Alabama with a review of the halli Group in the subgenus Depressicambarus

Guenter A. Schuster, Christopher A Taylor

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Abstract

Cambarus (Depressicambarus) clairitae, new species, is an epigean crayfish from two drainages of the Locust Fork sys-Tem in Blount and Jefferson counties, Alabama. It belongs to the halli Group in the subgenus Depressicambarus. The new species is morphologically most similar to Cambarus (Depressicambarus) englishi. They differ in a several morphological characters. Cambarus englishi has a more strongly recurved central projection, a wider areola, and a more distinct and set off rostral acumen than the new species. It also has light gray to white antennae while the antennae of the new species are brown. In addition to the description of the new species, the halli Group in Alabama is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)332-346
Number of pages15
JournalZootaxa
Volume4193
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 16 2016

Keywords

  • Alabama
  • Cambarus
  • Clairitae
  • Crayfish
  • Depressicambarus
  • Halli Group
  • Latimanus Group
  • New species

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Animal Science and Zoology

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