Stygobromus lucifugus Hay, 1882

Rubious Cave amphipod



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Apocrangonyx lucifugus, Hay 1882; Crangonyx lucifugus Hay, 1882


Possibly conspecific with S. subtilis (Elliott, 2005).


Conservation Status

Last record: 1882

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Illinois, USA


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Original scientific description:

Hay, Oliver Perry. (1882). Notes on Some Fresh-water Crustacea, together with Descriptions of Two New Species. The American Naturalist 41(2): 143-146. doi:10.1086/273020


Other references:

Eldridge, Niles. (1998). Life in the Balance: Humanity and the Biodiversity Crisis. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

Elliott, William R. (2005). Critical issues in cave biology, pp. 35-39. In 2005 National Cave and Karst Management System Symposium.

World Conservation Monitoring Centre. (1996). Stygobromus lucifugus. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. ( Downloaded on 16 June 2011.


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