Cambarus veteranus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.
ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.Habitat degradation due to mining, logging, and habitat alteration have reduced the available habitat for C. veteranus. High velocity water flow from flooding in 2001 also altered the habitat. Invasive species that can thrive in the altered habitat also put pressure on it. Some of the crayfish species that have been found in former C. veteranus habitats include C. sciotensis and C. robustus.
FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. C. veteranus is found on the Allegheny Plateau at an elevation greater that 457 metres (1,499 ft) in fast flowing pools of streams with a width between 10–20 metres (33–66 ft). It is found in three river drainages of the region: the Bluestone and Guyandotte in West Virginia; the Big Sandy in Kentucky and Virginia; and the Russell Fork in Virginia. It prefers large flat rocks on gravel and sand to allow for refuge and burrowing
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|Endangered||05/09/2016||Northeast Region (Region 5)||Wherever found|
|04/07/2016||81 FR 20449 20481||Threatened Species Status for the Big Sandy Crayfish and Endangered Species Status for the Guyandotte River Crayfish; Final Rule|
|12/15/2015||80 FR 77598 77599||Endangered Species Status for the Big Sandy Crayfish and the Guyandotte River Crayfish; Proposed rule; reopening of comment period|
|04/07/2015||80 FR 18709 18739||Endangered Species Status for the Big Sandy Crayfish and the Guyandotte River Crayfish; Proposed rule; 12-month finding and status review|