Cambaridae

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Cambaridae
Procambarus clarkii.jpg
Procambarus clarkii
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Astacidea
Superfamily: Astacoidea
Family: Cambaridae
Hobbs, 1942
Genera

Barbicambarus
Bouchardina
Cambarellus
Cambaroides
Cambarus
Distocambarus
Fallicambarus
Faxonella
Hobbseus
Orconectes
Procambarus
Troglocambarus

Cambaridae is the largest of the three families of freshwater crayfish, with over 400 species.[1] Most of the species in the family are native to North America east of the Great Divide, such as the invasive species Procambarus clarkii and Orconectes rusticus, with fewer species living in East Asia and Japan, such as zarigani (Cambaroides japonicus).

A 2006 molecular study suggested that the family Cambaridae may be paraphyletic, with the family Astacidae nested within it, and the status of the genus Cambaroides remains unclear.[2]

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External links[edit]

  • Media related to Cambaridae at Wikimedia Commons