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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.    Cambarellus ninae SC
2.    Cambarellus puer CS
3.    Cambarellus shufeldtii CS
4.    Cambarellus texanus CS
5.    Cambarus diogenes  CS
6.    Cambarus ludovicianus CS
7.    Fallicambarus devastator SC
8.    Fallicambarus fodiens CS
9.    Fallicambarus houstonensis CS
10.  Fallicambarus kountzeae SC
11.  Fallicambarus macneesei CS
12.  Fallicambarus wallsi CS
13.  Faxonella beyeri CS
14.  Faxonella clypeata CS
15.  Orconectes castaneus CS
16.  Orconectes causeyi CS
17.  Orconectes cyanodigitus CS
18.  Orconectes lancifer CS
19.  Orconectes maletae T
20.  Orconectes nais CS
21.  Orconectes occidentalis CS
22.  Orconectes palmeri longimanus CS
23.  Orconectes texanus CS
24.  Orconectes virilis (CS)
25.  Procambarus acutus acutus  CS
26.  Procambarus brazoriensis E
27.  Procambarus ceruleus ?
28.  Procambarus clarkii CS
29.  Procambarus curdi CS
30.  Procambarus dupratzi CS
31.  Procambarus gracilis CS
32.  Procambarus hinei CS
33.  Procambarus incilis CS
34.  Procambarus kensleyi SC
35.  Procambarus luxus CS
36.  Procambarus natchitochae CS
37.  Procambarus nechesae E
38.  Procambarus nigrocinctus E
39.  Procambarus nueces E
40.  Procambarus simulans CS
41.  Procambarus steigmani E
42.  Procambarus texanus E
43.  Procambarus zonangulus CS

Texas Parks and Wildlife


Albaugh DW and Black JB (1973).  A new crawfish of the genus Cambarellus from Texas, with new Texas distributional records for the genus (Decapoda, Astacidae).  Southwestern Naturalist  18:177-185.

Hobbs Jr. HH (1990).  On the crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the Neches River basin of eastern Texas with the descriptions of three new species.  Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 103:573-597.

Johnson DP (2008). Descriptions of two new crayfishes of the genus Fallicambarus from southeast Texas with notes on the distribution of F. (F.) macneesei. Zootaxa 1717:123.

Johnson DP (2010). Four new crayfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae) of the genus Orconectes from Texas. ZooTaxa 2626:1-45.

Johnson DP (2011). Fallicambarus (F.) wallsi (Decapoda: Cambaridae), an new burrowing crayfish from eastern Texas. Zootaxa 2939: 59-68.

Johnson DP (2011). Procambarus (Ortmannicus) luxus (Decapoda: Cambaridae), a new crayfish from southern Texas. Zootaxa 2972: 59-68.

Johnson SK and Johnson NK (2008). Texas Crawdads. Crawdad Club Designs. College Station, Texas. ISBN: 978-0-9801103-0-2.

Penn GH and Hobbs Jr. HH (1958). A contribution toward a knowledge of the crawfishes of Texas (Decapoda: Astacidae). Texas Journal of Science 10:452-483.

Last Updated:  08 January 2019, with input from Dan Johnson.
James W. Fetzner Jr.