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Fallicambarus

Alabama Crayfish in the Genus Fallicambarus

Fallicambarus burrisi.  Distribution: North America: Chickasawhay and Escatawpa river systems in Alabama and Mississippi. Alabama: Known only from two database records from the Escatawpa River system in southwestern Alabama.  Habitat: Primary burrower in Sarracenia bogs.  Conservation Status: HIGH CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Crayfish. Fallicambarus byersi.   Distribution: North America: Okaloosa County, Florida, west to Bay St. Louis, Hancock County Mississippi. Alabama: Known from 17 database records from the Tombigbee, Alabama, Pascagoula, and Escatawpa river systems.  Habitat: Primary Burrower.  Conservation Status: Moderate Conservation Concern.

Fallicambarus danielae.  Distribution: North America: Known only southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama. Alabama: Known from only four database records from the Mobile and Pascagoula river systems.  Habitat: Primary burrower.  Conservation Status: HIGH CONSERVATION CONCERN.

Digger Crayfish. Fallicambarus fodiens. Distribution: North America: Southern Ontario, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois south to Arkansas, Mississippi, and Alabama (Hobbs 1989). Alabama: Known from 17 database records from the Tennessee, Tombigbee and Alabama river systems.  Habitat: Primary and secondary burrower.  Conservation Status: Lowest Conservation Concern.

Fallicambarus oryktes.  Distribution: North America: Southern Louisiana to southern Alabama (Hobbs 1989). Alabama: Known only from three database records from Baldwin and Mobile counties.  Habitat: Primary burrower.  Conservation Status: HIGH 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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