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12 April 2006 A new species of crayfish of the genus Cambarus Erichson, 1846 (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the eastern Blue Ridge foothills and western Piedmont Plateau of North Carolina
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Cambarus (Puncticambarus) johni is a new species of crayfish from the eastern Blue Ridge foothills and western Piedmont Plateau of North Carolina, where it occurs in streams in the upper Broad, Catawba, and Yadkin-Pee Dee river basins. It shares similarities with other stream-dwelling species of the subgenus, but is distinguished by a suite of characters that includes: an epistome with a weakly curved zygoma that is wider than the space between the renal pores; a dorsal carapace, rostrum and abdomen densely pitted with punctations; a broad, extremely punctate areola; a strong, curved, cephalomesial flange on the ventral surface of the coxa of the fourth pereopod of adult males; and an adult color pattern that includes a dark saddle on the carapace and a pair of dark dorsolateral stripes on the abdomen.

John E. Cooper "A new species of crayfish of the genus Cambarus Erichson, 1846 (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from the eastern Blue Ridge foothills and western Piedmont Plateau of North Carolina," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 119(1), 67-80, (12 April 2006). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X(2006)119[67:ANSOCO]2.0.CO;2
Published: 12 April 2006
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