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Cambarus ludovicianus

(Painted Devil Crayfish)

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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Painted Devil Crayfish

Description

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Habitat

Burrower.

Biome: Freshwater [1].

Ecology: This species has been described as probably the most secretive crayfish in the Mississippi drainage . It is a primary burrower which lives in lotic habitats and only leaves its burrows at night or during rainy conditions (Reimer and Clark 1974).[1].

List of Habitats:

Taxonomy

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Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Subgenus : Lacunicambarus

Last scrutiny: 31-May-2005

This species has a range that overlaps that of Cambarus diogenes. Recently, recognition of  this species as a subspecies of C. diogenes is rejected, and specific rank has been afforded to it (Fetzner 2008). [1].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Cambarus

ZipcodeZoo has pages for 103 species and subspecies in this genus. Here are just 100 of them:

C. acanthura (Thornytail Crayfish) · C. aculabrum (Benton County Cave Crayfish) · C. acuminatus (Acuminate Crayfish) · C. angularis (Angled Crayfish) · C. asperimanus (Mitten Crayfish) · C. bartoni (Eastern Crayfish) · C. bartonii (Appalachian Brook Crayfish) · C. bartonii bartonii (Appalachian Brook Crayfish) · C. bartonii carinirostris (Appalachian Brook Crayfish) · C. bartonii cavatus (Appalachian Brook Crayfish) · C. batchi (Bluegrass Crayfish) · C. bouchardi (Big South Fork Crayfish) · C. brachydactylus (Shortfinger Crayfish) · C. brimleyorum (Valley River Crayfish) · C. buntingi (Longclaw Crayfish) · C. carinirostris (Rock Crayfish) · C. carolinus (Red Burrowing Crayfish) · C. catagius (Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish) · C. causeyi (Boston Mountains Crayfish) · C. chasmodactylus (New River Crayfish) · C. chaugaensis (Chauga River Crayfish) · C. clivosus (Short Mountain Crayfish) · C. conasaugaensis (Mountain Crayfish) · C. coosae (Coosa Crayfish) · C. coosawattae (Coosawattee Crayfish) · C. cracens (Slenderclaw Crayfish) · C. crinipes (Bouchard's Crayfish) · C. cryptodytes (Apalachicola Cave Crayfish) · C. cumberlandensis (Cumberland Crayfish) · C. cymatilis (Conasauga Blue Burrower) · C. davidi (Carolina Ladle Crayfish) · C. deweesae (Valley Flame Crayfish) · C. diogenes (Devil Crawfish) · C. distans (Boxclaw Crayfish) · C. doughertyensis (Dougherty Burrowing Crayfish) · C. dubius (Upland Burrowing Crayfish) · C. eeseeohensis (Grandfather Mountain Crayfish) · C. elkensis (Elk River Crayfish) · C. englishi (Tallapoosa Crayfish) · C. extraneus (Chickamauga Crayfish) · C. fasciatus (Etowah Crayfish) · C. friaufi (Hairy Crayfish) · C. gentryi (Linear Cobalt Crayfish) · C. georgiae (Little Tennessee River Crayfish) · C. girardianus (Tanback Crayfish) · C. graysoni (Two-Spot Crayfish) · C. halli (Slackwater Crayfish) · C. hamulatus (Prickly Cave Crayfish) · C. harti (Piedmont Blue Burrower) · C. hiwasseensis (Hiwassee Crayfish) · C. hobbsorum (Rocky River Crayfish) · C. howardi (Chattahoochee Crayfish) · C. hubrichti (Salem Cave Crayfish) · C. hystricosus (Sandhills Spiny Crayfish) · C. jezerinaci (Powell River Crayfish) · C. johni (Carolina Foothills Crayfish) · C. jonesi (Alabama Cave Crayfish) · C. laconensis (Lacon Exit Cave Crayfish) · C. latimanus (Variable Crayfish) · C. lenati (Broad River Stream Crayfish) · C. longirostris (Longnose Crayfish) · C. longulus (Atlanitc Slope Crayfish) · C. ludovicianus (Painted Devil Crayfish) · C. maculatus (Freckled Crayfish) · C. manningi (Greensaddle Crayfish) · C. miltus (Rusty Grave Digger) · C. monongalensis (Blue Crayfish) · C. nerterius (Greenbrier Cave Crayfish) · C. nodosus (Knotty Burrowing Crayfish) · C. obeyensis (Obey Crayfish) · C. obstipus (Sloped Crayfish) · C. ortmanni (Burrowing Crayfish) · C. parrishi (Hiwassee Headwaters Crayfish) · C. parvoculus (Mountain Midget Crayfish) · C. pecki (Phantom Cave Crayfish) · C. polychromatus (Paintedhand Mudbug) · C. pristinus (Pristine Crayfish) · C. pyronotus (Fire-Back Crayfish) · C. reburrus (French Broad Crayfish) · C. reduncus (Sickle Crayfish) · C. reflexus (Pine Savannah Crayfish) · C. robustus (Big Water Crayfish) · C. rusticiformis (Depression Crayfish) · C. sciotensis (Teays River Crayfish) · C. scotti (Chattooga River Crayfish) · C. setosus (Bristly Cave Crayfish) · C. speciosus (Beautiful Crayfish) · C. speleocoopi (Sweet Home Alabama Crayfish) · C. sphenoides (Triangleclaw Crayfish) · C. spicatus (Broad River Spiny Crayfish) · C. striatus (Ambiguous Crayfish) · C. strigosus (Lean Crayfish) · C. subterraneus (Delaware County Cave Crayfish) · C. tartarus (Oklahoma Cave Crayfish) · C. tenebrosus (Cavespring Crayfish) · C. thomai (Little Brown Mudbug) · C. truncatus (Oconee Burrowing Crayfish) · C. tuckasegee (Tuckasegee Stream Crayfish) · C. unestami (Blackbarred Crayfish) · C. veitchorum (White Spring Cave Crayfish)

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Footnotes

  1. Cordeiro, J., Jones, T. & Thoma, R.F. 2010. Cambarus ludovicianus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-05-07