Procambarus (Ortmannicus) erythrops
Santa Fe Cave 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. 133471, 133472, 133473 (male I, female, male II); paratypes, National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Rijksmuseum van Natuurlijke Historie, Leiden, The Netherlands, British Museum (Natural History), London, England.
Type LocalitySim's Sink, 1 mile (1.6 km) west of the junction of U.S. Highway 27 and 129, and 0.1 mile (160 m) south of Highway 27, Suwannee County, Florida (Sec. 24, T. 6S, R. 14E).
RangeKnown from only four localities, all situated north of the Santa Fe River, east of the Suwannee River, and west of Ichetucknee Springs, Suwanee County, Florida: the type locality and three other sinks.
Conservation StatusCategory: EN (Endangered)
Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Hobbs, H. H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press.
Relyea, Kenneth, and Bruce Sutton. 1975. A New Troglobitic Crayfish of the Genus Procambarus from Florida (Decapoda, Astacidae). Tulane Studies in Zoology and Botany, 19(1, 2): 8-16, figures 1-4.
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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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