Astacus pachypus

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Astacus pachypus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Astacidae
Genus: Astacus
Species: A. pachypus
Binomial name
Astacus pachypus
Rathke, 1837 [1]
Synonyms [2]
  • Astacus caspius Eichwald, 1841
  • Caspiastacus pachypus (Rathke, 1837)
  • Pontastacus pachypus (Rathke, 1837)
  • Potamobius pachypus (Rathke, 1837)

Astacus pachypus, the Caspian crayfish is a species of crayfish found in the Caspian Sea, the Don river, and parts of the Black Sea and Sea of Azov,[3] where it lives in salinities of up to 14.[4] It is listed as Data Deficient in the IUCN Red List.[5]


  1. ^ Martin Heinrich Rathke (1837). Zur Fauna der Krym: Ein Beitrag. Saint Petersburg: Buchdruckerei der Kaiserlichen Akademie der Wissenschaften. 
  2. ^ James W. Fetzner Jr. (January 14, 2008). "Astacus pachypus (Rathke, 1837)". Crayfish Taxon Browser. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 
  3. ^ R. W. Ingle (1997). Crayfishes, lobsters, and crabs of Europe: an illustrated guide to common and traded species. Springer. ISBN 978-0-412-71060-5. 
  4. ^ Hijran Yavuzcan Yildiz; Gulten Köksal & A. Caglan Karasu Benli (2004). "Physiological response of the crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus to saline water". Crustaceana. 77 (10): 1271–1276. doi:10.1163/1568540043166056. JSTOR 20107437. 
  5. ^ F. Gherardi & C. Souty-Grosset (2010). "Astacus pachypus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1 (3.1). International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved October 6, 2010.