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Orconectes alabamensis
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Genus:
Faxonius
Species:
alabamensis
Synonyms
  • Orconectes alabamensis

Faxonius alabamensis, the Alabama crayfish, is a species of freshwater crayfish that lives in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Description

The largest individuals of Faxonius alabamensis reach a carapace length of 35 millimeters (1.4 in), while the smallest adults have a carapace length of only 14.6 mm (0.57 in).

Distribution

Faxonius alabamensis is endemic to the Tennessee River drainage basin, with a range extending from Shoal Creek (Lawrence County and Hardin County, Tennessee) to Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Status

Faxonius alabamensis is listed as a species of Least Concern on the IUCN Red List. Under the NatureServe system used by The Nature Conservancy, F. alabamensis is classified as G5: "secure".

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