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Cambarellus shufeldtii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA CAMBARIDAE

Scientific Name: Cambarellus shufeldtii
Species Authority: (Faxon, 1884)
Common Name(s):
English Cajun 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. & DiStefano, R.
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.
Justification:
Cambarellus shufeldtii has been assessed as Least Concern. This species has a large distribution and is able to inhabit a wide range of habitats. There are no known threats currently impacting the population.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known to occur in the Gulf Coastal Plain of the USA, which includes the states of Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Tennessee and Texas. This species is also found in Georgia, however, this is a suspected introduction (Taylor 2005).
Countries:
Native:
United States (Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia - Introduced, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, 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 swamps, ditches, lakes, ponds, oxbow lakes and sluggish streams. This species is able to burrow into the water table as water disappears from its habitat (Fetzner 2008, Peterson et al. 1996, Pfilieger 1996).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that any major threat processes 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), 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. & DiStefano, R. 2010. Cambarellus shufeldtii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 October 2014.
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