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Cambarus scotti
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Astacidea
Superfamily: Astacoidea
Family: Cambaridae
Genus: Cambarus
Erichson, 1846
Type species
Astacus Bartonii
Fabricius, 1798 [1]

Cambarus is a large and diverse genus of North American crayfish. The adults range in size from about 5 centimetres (2 in) up to approximately 15 cm (6 in).


The genus Cambarus contains around 100 species, divided among 12 subgenera,[2][3] many of which are listed on the IUCN Red List:[4]

Subgenus Aviticambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Cambarus Erichson, 1846
Subgenus Depressicambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Erebicambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Exilicambarus Bouchard & Hobbs, 1976
Subgenus Glareocola Bouchard & Bouchard, 1995
Subgenus Hiaticambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Jugicambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Lacunicambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Puncticambarus Hobbs, 1969
Subgenus Tubericambarus Jezerinac, 1993
Subgenus Veticambarus Hobbs, 1969