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Cambarellus

Alabama Crayfish in the Genus Cambarellus

Least Crayfish. Cambarellus diminutus.  Distribution: North America: Mobile County, Alabama; George and Jackson counties, Mississippi (Hobbs 1989). Alabama: Known from eight database records, all from Mobile and Washington counties in the Mobile Basin.  Habitat: Ditches, pools in sluggish streams (Hobbs 1989).  Conservation Status: HIGH CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Cambarellus leslieiDistribution: North America: Baldwin, Mobile and Washington counties Alabama; George County Mississippi (Hobbs 1989). Alabama: Known from 17 database records, from Baldwin, Mobile and Washington counties in the Mobile Bay, Tombigbee and Alabama river systems.  Habitat: Streams and pools (Hobbs 1989).  Conservation Status: HIGH CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Cajun Dwarf Crayfish. Cambarellus shufeldtii.  Distribution: North America: Alabama, Arkansas, southern Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, and Tennessee (Hobbs 1989). Alabama: Known from nine database records, all from Mobile County in the Mobile Basin.  Habitat: Ditches, marshes, swamps, lakes, ponds, and sluggish streams (Hobbs 1989).  Conservation Status: Moderate Conservation Concern.

Note: In Alabama, it is illegal to stock or move any fish, mussel, snail or crayfish to any public water without a permit.

 

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