Cambarellus areolatus Faxon, 1885



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



near Parras, Coahuila, Mexico


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Faxon, W. (1885). A revision of the Astacidæ. Part 1. The genera Cambarus and Astacus. Memoirs of the Museum of Comparative Zoölogy at Harvard
College 10(4): 1-186, pls. 1-10.

Other references:

Alvarez, F., López-Mejía, M. and Pedraza Lara, C. (2010). Cambarellus areolatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T153712A4535485. Downloaded on 25 December 2015.

Alvarez, Fernando and Villalobos, José Luis. (2015). The crayfish of Middle America, pp. 448-463. In: Kawai, Tadashi, Faulkes, Zen and Scholtz, Gerhard (eds.). Freshwater Crayfish: A Global Overview. Boca Raton: CRC Press.

Armendáriz, Gema, Quiroz-Martínez, Benjamín and Alvarez, Fernando. (2016). Risk assessment for the Mexican freshwater crayfish: the roles of diversity, endemism and conservation status: Risk assessment for the Mexican freshwater crayfish. Aquatic Conservation Marine and Freshwater Ecosystems 27(1): 78-89.

Contreras-Balderas, S., Almada-Villela, P., de Lourdes Lozano-Vilano, M. and Garcia-Ramirez, M. E. (2003). Freshwater fish at risk or extinct in Mexico. Reviews in Fish Biology and Fisheries 12: 241-251.

Hobbs, H. H. Jr. (1989). An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 480: 1-236.


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