Shelta cave crayfish (Orconectes sheltae)

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Shelta cave entrance - habitat for the Shelta cave crayfish
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Shelta cave crayfish fact file

Shelta cave crayfish description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassCrustacea
OrderDecapoda
FamilyCambaridae
GenusOrconectes (1)

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Shelta cave crayfish status

The Shelta cave crayfish is classified as Critically Endangered (CR) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Critically Endangered

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (December, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Shelta cave entrance - habitat for the Shelta cave crayfish  
Shelta cave entrance - habitat for the Shelta cave crayfish

© John E. Cooper

John E. Cooper
Research Curator of Crustaceans
North Carolina State Museum of Natural Sciences
Research Lab, 4301 Reedy Creek Road
Raleigh NC
27607
United States of America
John.Cooper@ncdenr.gov

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