19 January 2016

Tuesday Crustie: Scully, is that you?

I haven’t yet been able to figure out whether this Anderson...

Inspired this one:

Or maybe I’m just too excited by The X-Files returning.

This is Cambarus andersoni, a new crayfish species described last month. As you can see, it’s a pretty hefty crustie. I’m still kind of amazed that new crayfish species are being found in well-trodden places like the southeastern United States. This one is found in south Tennessee and north Alabama.


Jones DR, Eversole AG. 2015 Two new crayfishes of the genus Cambarus (Decapoda: Cambaridae) from Northern Alabama and South Central Tennessee, U.S.A. Zootaxa 4058(2): 151–174. http://dx.doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4058.2.1

Gillian Anderson picture from here.

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