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Title

A new dwarf crayfish (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from floodplain swamps in central Alabama

Department

Biological Sciences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

3-2017

Abstract

Cambarellus (Pandicambarus) rotatus, new species, is a dwarf crayfish from floodplain swamps in the Tombigbee and Black Warrior river drainages of Greene, Hale, and Marengo counties, Alabama. The new species is morphologically most similar to Cambarellus (Pandicambarus) lesliei. They differ in a several morphological characters. Cambarellus rotatus, new species, has gonopods that are rotated mesially so that the terminal elements oppose each other, and they have a short C-shaped sperm groove. These are unique features among known species of Cambarellus.

Journal Title

Zootaxa

Journal Volume

4238

Journal Issue

3

Article Starting Page

375

Article Ending Page

384