Southeastern Crustaceans

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the crustacean that the Southeast region of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

A lobster-shaped and colored crayfish with tinges of rust and blue.

Big Sandy Crayfish

The Big Sandy crayfish is a threatened freshwater crustacean found in streams and rivers in the Appalachian region. Visit the species profile...

Big Sandy crayfish. Photo by Zachary Loughman, West Liberty University.

A translucent shrimp walking along a rocky surface under water

Kentucky Cave Shrimp

The Kentucky cave shrimp is an endangered species found only in underground streams in and around Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. It lacks eyes and has a translucent body. Visit the species profile...

A Kentucky cave shrimp. Photo by John MacGregor, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.