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Burrowing crayfish in Ohio belong to one of two genera in the family Cambaridae:  Cambarus and Fallicambarus.  These land-lobsters are sometimes referred to as Terrestrial Crayfish owing to their lack of a direct connection to bodies of water.  However, just like their aquatic cousins, these crayfish use gills to extract oxygen from water.  Unlike their water-soaked cousins, burrowing crayfish spend most of their lives on land. 

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