Explanation of Names
Cambarus (Jugicambarus) tartarus Hobbs and Cooper 1972
ne OK - found only in the shallow groundwater aquifer underneath portions of the Spavinaw and Saline Creek watersheds in southern Delaware Co., OK.
Within this range, it has been found in subterranean pools and streams in only three caves - ODWC
Type Locality: Stansberry-January Cave System, 4 miles (6.4 km) north of Colcord, Delaware County, Oklahoma
State-listed in Oklahoma as Endangered
Graening, G.O., D.B. Fenolio, H.H. Hobbs, III, S.Jones, M.E. Slay, S.R. McGinnis and J.F. Stout. 2006. Range Extension and Status Update for the Oklahoma Cave Crayfish, Cambarus tartarus
(Decapoda: Cambaridae). The Southwestern Naturalist 51(1): 94-99. (Preview
Hobbs, H.H. Jr. 1989. An Illustrated Checklist of the American Crayfishes (Decapoda: Astacidae, Cambaridae, and Parastacidae). Smithsonian Institution Press, Wash. D.C.
Hobbs, H.H., Jr., and M.R. Cooper. 1972. A new troglobitic crayfish from Oklahoma (Decapoda: Astacidae). Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 85:49-56.
Koppelman, J.B. and D.E. Figg. 1995. Genetic estimates of variability and relatedness for conservation of an Ozark Cave crayfish species complex. Conservation Biology, 9(5): 1288-1294.
Mehlhop, P.M. 1990. Survey and species determination of cave crayfish from in Oklahoma. Final Report to the Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation.
- Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation (ODWC)