Procambarus delicatus Hobbs & Franz, 1986

Big-cheeked cave crayfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1976 or 1986 (Crandall & Cordeiro, 2010)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Ocala National Forest, Lake County, Florida, USA


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hobbs, Horton H. Jr and Franz, R. (1986). New Troglobitic Crayfish with Comments on its Relationship to Epigean and Other Hypogean Crayfishes of Florida. Journal of Crustacean Biology 6(3): 509-519.


Other references:

Bisby, F. A., Ruggiero, M. A., Wilson, K. L., Cachuela-Palacio, M., Kimani, S. W., Roskov, Y. R., Soulier-Perkins, A. and van Hertum, J. (2005). Species 2000 & ITIS Catalogue of Life: 2005 Annual Checklist. CD-ROM; Species 2000: Reading, U.K.

Crandall, K. A. and Cordeiro, J. (2010). Procambarus delicatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T18196A7774195. Downloaded on 25 December 2015.

Relyea, K., Blody, D. and Bankowski, K. (1976). A Florida troglobitic crayfish: biogeographic implications. Florida Scientist 39: 71 - 72.

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.

WoRMS (2021). Procambarus delicatus H.H.Jr. Hobbs & Franz, 1986. Accessed at: on 2021-10-31


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