Austropotamobius is a genus of European crayfish in the family Astacidae. It contains four extant species,[1][2] and one species known from fossils of Barremian age:[3]

Temporal range: Barremian–Recent
Austropotamobius torrentium
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Family: Astacidae
Genus: Austropotamobius
Skorikow, 1907
Type species
Cancer torrentium
Schrank, 1803


  1. ^ James W. Fetzner, Jr. (May 9, 2005). "Genus Austropotamobius Skorikow, 1908". Crayfish Taxon Browser. Carnegie Museum of Natural History. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved August 11, 2011.
  2. ^ a b Pârvulescu, Lucian (2019). "Introducing a new Austropotamobius crayfish species (Crustacea, Decapoda, Astacidae): A Miocene endemism of the Apuseni Mountains, Romania". Zoologischer Anzeiger. 279: 94–102. doi:10.1016/j.jcz.2019.01.006.
  3. ^ Alycia L. Rode & Loren E. Babcock (2003). "Phylogeny of fossil and extant freshwater crayfish and some closely related nephropid lobsters". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 23 (2): 418–435. doi:10.1651/0278-0372(2003)023[0418:POFAEF]2.0.CO;2. JSTOR 1549646.