Cambarus zophonastes

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Cambarus zophonastes
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Cambaridae
Genus: Cambarus
Species: C. zophonastes
Binomial name
Cambarus zophonastes
Hobbs & Bedinger, 1964

Cambarus zophonastes is a species of crayfish in the family Cambaridae. It is endemic to the state of Arkansas, and is listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.[1] The crayfish is nicknamed the Hell Creek crayfish. The cave crayfish Cambarus zophonastes is a cave-adapted species that lacks pigment in the body and eyes. This crayfish is known from two caves, Hell Creek Cave and Nesbitt Spring Cave.[2]


  1. ^ a b J. Cordeiro & R. F. Thoma (2010). "Cambarus zophonastes". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2010: e.T3678A10012602. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-3.RLTS.T3678A10012602.en. Retrieved 6 January 2018. 
  2. ^ G. O. Graening; Michael E. Slay; Arthur V. Brown; Jeffrey B. Koppelman (2006). "Status and distribution of the endangered Benton cave crayfish, Cambarus aculabrum (Decapoda: Cambaridae)" (PDF). The Southwestern Naturalist. 51 (3): 376–439. doi:10.1894/0038-4909(2006)51[376:SADOTE]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 20424733. 

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Hell Creek Cave crayfish (Cambarus zophonastes) media at ARKive Edit this at Wikidata