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(KEY: E= Endangered; E*= Endangered, Possibly Extinct; T= Threatened; SC= Special Concern; CS =
  Currently Stable.  Parentheses ( ) around the status indicate possible or known introductions and a ()
   indicates a species complex currently under investigation).

Species Status
 1.   Cambarus bartoni cavatus CS
 2.   Cambarus carinirostris CS
 3.   Cambarus diogenes  CS
 4.   Cambarus ortmanni CS
 5.   Cambarus robustus CS
 6.   Cambarus sciotensis CS
 7.   Cambarus thomai CS
 8.   Fallicambarus fodiens CS
 9.   Orconectes cristavarius ?
10.  Orconectes immunis CS
11.  Orconectes obscurus CS
12.  Orconectes propinquus CS
13.  Orconectes rusticus CS
14.  Orconectes sanbornii sanbornii CS
15.  Orconectes sloanii T
16.  Orconectes virilis CS
17.  Procambarus acutus acutus  CS
18.  Procambarus clarkii (CS)

Ohio Department of Natural Resources


Jezerinac, R.F.  1982.  Life-history notes and distributions of crayfishes (Decapoda:Cambaridae) from the Chagrin River basin, northeastern Ohio.  Ohio Journal of Science  82:181-192.

Jezerinac, R.F.  1986. Endangered and threatened crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of Ohio.  Ohio journal of Science  86: 177-180.

Jezerinac, R.F.  1991.  The distribution of crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the Licking River watershed, east central Ohio: 1972-1977.  Ohio Journal of Science  91: 108-111.

Jezerinac, R.F.  & R.F. Thoma.  1984.  An illustrated key to the Ohio Cambarus and Fallicambarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) with comments and a new subspecies record.  Ohio Journal of Science  84: 120-125.

Rhoades, R.  1944.  Further studies on distribution and taxonomy of Ohio crayfishes and the description of a new subspecies.  Ohio Journal of Science  44: 95-99.

Turner, C.L.  1926.  The crayfishes of Ohio.  Ohio State University Bulletin  30: 144-195.

Last Updated:  08 January 2019
James W. Fetzner Jr.