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 JackieMiles1K

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 .
JackieMiles1K wrote:
   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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Location information

  • Coordinates 149.760647-36.576904
  • Places Brogo, NSW

Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 30 Oct 2016 Recorded on
  • JackieMiles Recorded by
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