Cambarellus puer


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Cambarellus puer
Species Authority: Hobbs, 1941
Common Name(s):
English Swamp Dwarf Crayfish

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2010-06-01
Assessor(s): Alvarez, F., López-Mejía, M. & Pedraza Lara, C.
Reviewer(s): Collen, B. & Richman, N.
Contributor(s): Livingston, F., Livingston, F., Soulsby, A.-M., Batchelor, A., Dyer, E., Whitton, F., Milligan, H.T., Smith, J., Lutz, M.L., De Silva, R., McGuinness, S., Kasthala, G., Jopling, B., Sullivan, K. & Cryer, G.
Cambarellus puer has been assessed as Least Concern. This is a widespread, generalist species, which is believed to be abundant and has no known threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from Brazos and Brazoria counties, Texas, eastward through the coastal plain to the Mississippi basin and from the lower part of the delta to Johnson County, Illinois (Taylor et al. 2004, Fetzner 2008, Burr and Hobbs 1984, Hobbs 1990). In addition, this species is a native of the Mississippi River lowlands in Missouri (B. DiStefano pers. comm. 2010)
United States (Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas)
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Population [top]

Population: This species has been described as abundant (Taylor et al. 2007).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits well vegetated swamps, ditches (including roadside ditches), ponds and lowland streams with muddy substrate (Taylor, Jones and Bergey 2004, Fetzner 2008, Pfelieger 1996).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threats are impacting this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species has been given the heritage rank of G5 by NatureServe and Currently Stable by the American Fisheries Society (Taylor et al. 2007, NatureServe 2009), which is due to the species being believed to be secure, widespread and abundant (Taylor et al. 2007).

Citation: Alvarez, F., López-Mejía, M. & Pedraza Lara, C. 2010. Cambarellus puer. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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