Freshwater crustaceanEuastacus sp.

Freshwater crayfish at Brogo, NSW

2 images

Euastacus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Euastacus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016
Euastacus sp. at Brogo, NSW - 30 Oct 2016

Identification history

Freshwater crustacean Euastacus sp. 10 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Freshwater crustacean Euastacus sp. 10 Nov 2016 KimPullen
Unidentified 10 Nov 2016 JackieMilesUltra Reporter - JackieMiles has reported over 500 sightings!

Author's notes

This animal was found dead in a gully with several more or less permanent pools. There are numerous volcano-like burrows in the walls of the gully along the edge of the water and a live yabby of similar size and colouration to the photos was seen at the entrance to one of these holes, but could not be lured out for a photo op.

3 comments

KimPullen wrote:
   10 Nov 2016
May be E. yanga, whose range coincides with this sighting; see Morgan (1997) at http://australianmuseum.net.au/uploads/journals/17835/429_complete.pdf .
   11 Nov 2016
Thanks for the link. Better leave it at sp. I guess, though yanga does look good on distribution. As far as appearance goes, they all look the same to me!
KimPullen wrote:
   13 Nov 2016
They look pretty similar to me too! And I noted in Morgan's revision that in many cases he disagreed with identifications by Edgar Riek, a previous reviser,

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Auricularia cornea at Brogo, NSW - 10 Jun 2012
Gastrimargus musicus at Brogo, NSW - 7 Jan 2007
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