IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

This species is known from caves in the Tennessee River basin between Florence and Guntersville, Alabama, USA (Hobbs 1989, Buhay et al. 2007). According to Buhay et al. (2007), this species is currently known from 12 caves in Alabama. Previous cave localities in Marshall County actually represent two distinct species, Cambarus speleocoopi and Cambarus laconensis (Buhay and Crandall 2009). As such, this species only occurs in Colbert, Limestone, Lauderdale, Madison, and Morgan Counties, Alabama. It was previously recorded from 14 sites along the Highland Rim region of northern Alabama (six counties on both sides of the Tennessee River) and is now known from 12 (Buhay et al. 2007).

This range is severely fragmented, with an extent of occurrence of approximately 11,000 km and an inferred decline in the quality of cave habitat (Buhay et al. 2007).


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