Cambarus (Lacunicambarus) miltus (Rusty Gravedigger Crayfish) is a primary burrowing crayfish known from a limited portion of the Gulf Coastal region of the United States. The lack of form I males in collections has in the past prevented species-level identifications and hampered conservation reviews. We conducted an intensive status survey for C. miltus during 2007 and 2008. Our results suggest that the species is much more widespread than previously known and that conservation attention is unwarranted. Preferred habitat for the species is ephemerally flooded and thinly wooded floodplains of small streams and swamps.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
Taylor, C. A., Schuster, G. A., Graydon, C. L., & Moler, P. E. (2011). Distribution and conservation status of the rusty gravedigger, Cambarus miltus, a poorly known Gulf Coastal crayfish. Southeastern Naturalist, 10(3), 547-552. https://doi.org/10.1656/058.010.0314, https://doi.org/10.1656/058.010.0314