Palaemonias ganteri Hay, 1902

Kentucky cave shrimp



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 1979


IUCN RedList status: Vulnerable



Kentucky, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hay, W. P. (1902). Observations on the crustacean fauna of the region about Mammoth Cave, Kentucky. Proceedings of the United States National Museum 25: 223-236.


Other references:

Anon. 2010. Kentucky cave shrimp (Palaemonias ganteri). 5-year review: summary and evaluation. US Fish and Wildlife Service, Frankfort, Kentucky.

De Grave, S. & Rogers, C. 2013. Palaemonias ganteri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T15888A788947. Downloaded on 29 November 2017.

Slone, T. and Wethington, T. 2001. Kentucky's threatened and endangered species. Kentucky Depratment of Fish and Wildlife Resources, Frankfort.


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