The ditch fencing crayfish, Faxonella clypeata (Hay), is a common and widespread crayfish that inhabits roadside ditches, intermittent first-order streams, shallow sloughs with heavy vegetation, and edges of swamps in Arkansas. Between 1997-2012, we made 55 collections of F. clypeata in 34 counties throughout eastern Arkansas, including 23 counties where F. clypeata had not been previously documented. At most of these locations within the West Gulf Coastal and Mississippi Alluvial Plain provinces, F. clypeata was found to be a locally abundant crayfish. With regard to conservation status, F. clypeata should be considered as “Currently Stable” due to its widespread distribution and general abundance throughout its range in the state.
Robison, H. W. and McAllister, C. T.
"Distribution, Habitat Preference, and Status of the Ditch Fencing Crayfish, Faxonella clypeata (Hay) (Decapoda: Cambaridae), in Arkansas,"
Journal of the Arkansas Academy of Science: Vol. 68
, Article 17.
Available at: http://scholarworks.uark.edu/jaas/vol68/iss1/17