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Procambarus (Leconticambarus) barbatus Faxon 1890

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


Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 279 (male I), designated neotype of A. penicillatus LeConte by Hobbs, 1974b:50. Specimens from Flomaton, Alabama, cited by Faxon (1890) and listed paratypes by him (1914:414) are paratypes of Procambarus (L.) escambiensis Hobbs.

Type Locality

"Habitat in fossis Georgiae inferioris" (LeConte, 1856:401). Restricted by Hobbs (1974b:50) to 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Riceboro, Liberty County, Georgia, in pine flatwoods.


In the coastal plain from the Altamaha River in Georgia to the Edisto River in South Carolina.


Lentic situations and burrows (secondary burrower).


The type of LeConte's Astacus penicillatus is no longer extant. Inasmuch as Hagen (1870) and Faxon (1884, 1885a, 1890 and 1914) confused other species with it, and, in the latter work, Faxon included members of two species in his type series of C. barbatus (=A. penicillatus), his "Type" was designated the neotype of Le Conte's A. penicillatus to establish the identity of the latter's species.


Faxon, Walter. 1884. Descriptions of New Species of Cambarus, to Which is Added a Synonymical List of the Known Species of Cambarus and Astacus. Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 20: 107-158.

Faxon, Walter. 1885. A Revision of the Astacidae, Part I: The Genera Cambarus and Astacus. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard Coolege, 10(4): vi + 186 pages, 10 plates.

Faxon, Walter. 1890. Notes on North American Crayfishes, Family Astacidae. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 12(785): 619-634.

Faxon, Walter. 1914. Notes on the Crayfishes in the United States National Museum and the Museum of Comparative Zoology with Descriptions of New Species and Subspecies to Which is Appended a Catalogue of the Known Species and Subspecies. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 40(8): 351-427, 13 plates.

Hagen, Hermann A. 1870. Monograph of the North American Astacidae. In Illustrated Catalogue of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard College, 3: viii + 109 pages, 11 plates.

Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1974. A Checklist of the North and Middle American Crayfishes (Decapoda:Astacidae and Cambaridae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology, 166: iii + 161 pages, figures 1-294.

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

LeConte, John. 1856. Descriptions of New Species of Astacus from Georgia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia, 7: 400-402.

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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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