Procambarus delicatus Hobbs & Franz, 1986

Big-cheeked cave crayfish



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record 1976

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Ocala Natural Forest, Lake County, Florida, USA












Original scientific description:

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


Other references:

Crandall, K.A. & 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.


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