Cambarellus lesliei

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Cambarellus lesliei
Cambarellus lesliei.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Cambaridae
Genus: Cambarellus
Species: C. lesliei
Binomial name
Cambarellus lesliei
Fitzpatrick & Laning, 1976

Cambarellus lesliei is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is native to Alabama and Mississippi in the United States.[1] It is known commonly as the angular dwarf crawfish.[1]

The main part of this species' distribution is Mobile Bay. It has been collected from the Alabama, Mobile, and Tombigbee Rivers. It lives in submerged vegetation in slow-moving and stagnant waterways.[1]

This is listed as a least-concern species by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). It is common in its range, and though it faces several threats, none are considered to be major.[1] The crayfish is listed as a vulnerable species by NatureServe, because it has a limited range, a fragmented population, and threats to its survival that have likely led to declines in some subpopulations.[2] Mobile Bay and its associated rivers host heavy shipping traffic and are affected by habitat disturbance and pollution.[2]


  1. ^ a b c d e Adams, S., Jones, R.L. & Schuster, G.A. 2010. Cambarellus lesliei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010. Downloaded on 14 June 2016.
  2. ^ a b NatureServe. 2015. Cambarellus lesliei. NatureServe Explorer, Version 7.1. Accessed 13 June 2016.