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, H. 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., M.A. Ruggiero, K.L. Wilson, M. Cachuela-Palacio, S.W. Kimani, Y.R. Roskov, A. Soulier-Perkins and J. van Hertum 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., Hobbs III, H.H., Robison, H.W., Skelton, C.W. 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, American Fisheries Society 32(8): 372-389.

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


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