Astacidae


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Related to Astacidae: Parastacidae, Cambaridae

Astacidae

[‚as·tə′sī‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A family of fresh-water crayfishes belonging to the section Macrura in the order Decapoda, occurring in the temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere.
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Observations on the Astacidae in the United States National Museum and in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, with descriptions of new species.
Two families, Astacidae and Cambaridae, are native to North America and include about 408 species and subspecies, representing about 77% of the global species diversity in North America (Taylor 2002).
Esta condicion ha sido reportada tambien para otros decapodos como Astacidae (Rudolph, 1997; Zou & Fingerman, 2000; Pinn et al.
The North American crayfish belong to two families, Astacidae and Cambaridae with all members east of the Mississippi River belong to the family Cambaridae (Hobbs 1974a).