Procambarus angustatus Le Conte, 1856

Sandhills crayfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1856 or earlier

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Georgia, USA


The exact location of this species' former habitat is unknown as Le Conte only gave a very vague description of the area.


Biology & Ecology




Known only from the holotype (ANSP 444), a male, collected in or before 1856.






Original scientific description:

LeConte, J. (1856). Descriptions of New Species of Astacus from Georgia. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 7: 400-402.


Other references:

Crandall, K. A. and De Grave, S. (2017). An updated classification of the freshwater crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidea) of the world, with a complete species list. Journal of Crustacean Biology 37(5): 615-653.

Hobbs, H. H., Jr. (1981). The crayfishes of Georgia. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 318: 1-549.

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

McLaughlin, P. A., Camp, D. K., Angel, M. V., Bousfield, E. L., Brunel, P., Brusca, R. C., Cadien, D., Cohen, A. C., Conlan, K., Eldredge, L. G., Felder, D. L., Goy, J. W., Haney, T., Hann, B., Heard, R. W., Hendrycks, E. A., Hobbs, H. H. III, Holsinger, J. R., Kensley, B., Laubitz, D. R., LeCroy, S. E., Lemaitre, R., Maddocks, R. F., Martin, J. W., Mikkelsen, P., Nelson, E., Newman, W. A., Overstreet, R. M., Poly, W. J., Price, W. W., Reid, J. W., Robertson, A., Rogers, D. C., Ross, A., Schotte, M., Schram, F., Shih, C., Watling, L., Wilson, G. D. F. and Turgeon, D. D. (2005). Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Crustaceans. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 31: 545 pp.

Skelton, Christopher E. (2010). History, status, and conservation of Georgia crayfishes. Southeastern Naturalist 9 (special issue 3): 127-138.

Taylor, C. A., Schuster, G. A., Cooper, J. E., DiStefano, R. J., Eversole, A. G., Hamr, P., Hobbs, H. H. III, Robison, H. W., Skelton, C. E. and Thoma, R. F. (2007). A reassessment of the conservation status of crayfishes of the United States and Canada after 10+ years of increased awareness. Fisheries 32(8):371-389.

Thoma, R. F.; Cordeiro, J., and Jones, T. (2010). Procambarus angustatus. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. ( Downloaded on 14 December 2010.


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