Procambarus (Ortmannicus) pictus
Black Creek CrayfishKeith A. Crandall, James W. Fetzner, Jr., and Horton H. Hobbs, Jr.
TypesHolotype, allotype, and "morphotype," National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 76596 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
Type LocalitySmall, swift swamp stream, about 2 miles (3.2 km) southwest of Green Cove Springs, Clay County, Florida. This is probably Peters Creek at State Route 315, Sec. 30, T. 6S, R. 26E. (See Franz and Franz, 1979:14.)
RangeKnown from several small tributaries of Black Creek in Clay County, and tributary to the St. Johns River in Duval County, Florida.
Conservation StatusCategory: VU (Vulnerable)
Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Franz, Richard, and Lea M. Franz. 1979. Distribution, Habitat Preference and Status of Populations of the Black Creek Crayfish, Procambarus (Ortmannicus) pictus (Decapoda: Cambaridae). Florida Scientist, 42(1): 13-17, 1 figure.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
Hobbs, Horton H., Jr. 1972. The Subgenera of the Crayfish Genus Procambarus (Decapoda: Astacidae). Smithsonian Constributions to Zoology, 117: 22 pages, figures 1-20.
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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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