Mexico Crayfish Procambarus.

The contributor Chris is from Germany, he has a number of northern hemisphere crays and some ozzie crayfish as well. Chris fortunately has just got himself a digital camera and this is the result ( not bad at all ), Chris will be supplying more information on these Mexican crayfish very soon. He intends to visit Mexico in the near future.

There are many wonderful hotels and places to stay in Mexico. On the Sea of Cortez there are San Carlos Mexico hotels and other seaside resort areas.


Text and pictures by Chritian Lukhaup

Procambarus llamassi

More information on this Mexican crayfish shortly,

It's from Veracruz ,Chiapas,Tabasco , Yucatan.


The following information is from Juan Mijares who is doing research on the feasability of a M. rosenbergii or Ch. quadricarinatus farming in Monterrey (outskirts), México.

Procambarus simulans regiomontanus This is a species only found in the state of Nuevo León (México) , endemic. It is considered an endangered species due to habitat loss, pollution and the introduction of the exotic species Procambarus clarkii.

regiomontanus comes from Regiomontano which means: De Monterrey (México), which means (in english) : From Monterrey (México).


Most of this info is taken from the "Preliminary listing of flora and fauna for the state of Nuevo León, México" 1995.

Procambarus cubensis

A crayfish from Cuba. Perhaps it should have a page of it's own. They habitat freshwater ponds and streams. Their distribution: Widespread in Cuba and Isla de Pinos
medium sized species 7-8 cm

Hölenkrebs crayfish

( I don't know what that means: editor)

This species was caught in a cave in the state Vera Cruz/Mexico next to La Tanaja/Acatlana Size: 7-8 cm More Info on this cray coming soon..

Procambarus oaxacae redelli a cray from a cave in mexicois this the same as the specimen above? Thankyou to Luis Mejia-Ortiz for this contribution.

Procambarus clarkii,

This species is often credited as a United States crayfish. Enrique believes the natural homerange covers parts of Mexico as well as the USA and is found in the Chihuahua River ( woof ).

Until someone tells me different this species will be displayed here as well as on the USA pages.