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Cambarus (Cambarus) sciotensis Rhoades 1944

Keith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Containing group: Cambarus (Cambarus)


Holotype, allotype, and "morphotype," National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 81533 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ohio State Museum, Columbus, Ohio.

Type Locality

Limestone cliffs below O'Shaughnessy Dam, Scioto River, Sec. 3, Liberty Township, Delaware County, Ohio.


Scioto and Little Scioto river drainages in Ohio, and Kanawha drainage in southwestern Virginia and West Virginia. Jezerinac and Thoma (1984:123) stated that this crayfish seems to be restricted to the Scioto and Little Scioto rivers and to tributaries of the Ohio River in Scioto and Lawrence counties, Ohio. They did not mention the populations in the Kanawha Basin of Virginia and West Virginia that formerly have been assigned to this species.


Riffle areas in small to large streams.


Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.

Jezerinac, Raymond F., and Roger F. Thorma. 1984. An Illustrated Key to the Ohio Cambarus and Fallicambarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) with Comments and a New Subspecies Record. Ohio Journal of Science, 84(3): 120-125, figures 1-14.

Rhoades, Rendell. 1944. Further Studies on Distribution and Taxonomy of Ohio Crayfishes and the Description of a New Subspecies. Ohio Journal of Science, 44(2): 95-99.

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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

James W. Fetzner, Jr.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
Wittenberg University, Springfield, Ohio, USA

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