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

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

Taylor, C.A., G.A. Schuster, J.E. Cooper, R.J. DiStefano, A.G. Eversole, P. Hamr, H.H. Hobbs III, H.W. Robison, C.E. Skelton, and R.F. Thoma. 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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