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Freshwater CrayfishCherax destructor

2 Common Yabby at Kaleen, ACT

Cherax destructor at Kaleen, ACT - 10 Sep 2018

Identification history

Freshwater Crayfish Cherax destructor 12 Sep 2018 MichaelMulvaney
Freshwater Crayfish Cherax destructor 10 Sep 2018 maura

Author's notes

Not sure of the correct species of yabby?! Found in the stormwater drain that comes off the creek running under the Barton Highway from the nature reserve on the other side of the Highway. I took one look at the pincers and decided I was not going to have my fingers grabbed in an effort to determine what sex it is! Animal around 6" long. I recorded around 45mm of rain in my gauge four days ago and there is still a lot of water in the drain. Walked up to the creek end of the drain (towards the Highway) and it is full of water. Heard at least two if not three species of frogs singing their heads off.

1 comment

roymcd wrote:
   10 Sep 2018
Great photo :-)

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 10 Sep 2018 10:00 AM Recorded on
  • maura Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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