This web site was developed so that people interested in crayfish (crawfish)
could identify specimens in their collections. The key, text and figures found
in the following web pages were obtained from the publication below:
Horton H. Hobbs, Jr. 1972.
of Freshwater Ecosystems: Identification Manual No. 9. Crayfishes (Astacidea)
of North and Middle America. For the Environmental Protection Agency,
Project # 18050 ELD.
It should be noted that a large number of species have been described since
this publication (~130), therefore not all of the species found in North and Middle
America can be identified using this key. Click here
for a list of species covered by this key.
The pages contained in this web site are
graphically intensive, so it may take a while to load each page, especially if
you have a slow connection.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
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