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Procambarus (Austrocambarus) mexicanus Erichson 1846

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


Lost, formerly in Zoologisches Museum der Humboldt-Universitat, Berlin, East Germany. Neoholotype, Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 421 (male I); neoallotype and neoparatypes, Instituto de Biologia de la Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico (Villalobos, 1954b:312).

Type Locality

Mexico. Restricted by Villalobos (1954b:312) to "El Mirador de Zacuapan," 8 kilometers (5 mi) northeast of Huatusco, Veracruz.


Veracruz, Mexico, south of the Cordillera Volcanica Transversal.


Lentic and lotic situations.


A review of what is known about this crayfish is reported by Hobbs (1987), but its range and limits of variation are still poorly understood.


Erichson, W. F. 1846. Uebersicht der Arten der Gattung Astacus. Archiv fur Naturgeschichte (Berlin), 12(1): 86-103.

Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1987. On the Identity of Astacus (Cambarus) mexicanus Erichson (1846) and Cambarus aztecus Saussure (1857) (Decapoda: Cambaridae) with the Description of Procambarus olmecorum, New Species from Veracruz, Mexico. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington, 100(1): 198-215, 3 figures.

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

Villalobos Figueroa, Alejandro. 1954. Estudios de los cambarinos mexicanos, XII, Parte 1: Revision de la especie afines a Procambarus mexicanus, con descripcion de neuvas formas. Anales del Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 25(1, 2): 299-379, 19 plates.

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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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