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Family Cambaridae

Crayfish - Orconectes virilis crayfish - Orconectes crayfish - Orconectes limosus Crayfish - Cambarus diogenes Crayfish - Cambarus Crayfish - Cambarus 9049747 crayfish Crawdad
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Crustacea (Crustaceans)
Class Malacostraca (Malacostracans)
Superorder Eucarida (Eucarida (Crabs, Crayfish, Shrimp, etc.))
Order Decapoda (Crabs, Crayfishes, Lobsters, Prawns, and Shrimp)
Infraorder Astacidea (Crayfishes and Lobsters)
Superfamily Astacoidea (Crayfishes)
Family Cambaridae
Explanation of Names
Author: Hobbs, 1942
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According to Wikipedia, the world's greatest diversity of crayfish species is found in southeastern North America, with over 330 species in nine genera, all in the family Cambaridae.