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Euastacus sp. (genus)

3 Spiny crayfish at Pilot Wilderness, NSW

Euastacus sp. (genus) at Pilot Wilderness, NSW - 8 Mar 2020
Euastacus sp. (genus) at Pilot Wilderness, NSW - 8 Mar 2020
Euastacus sp. (genus) at Pilot Wilderness, NSW - 8 Mar 2020
Euastacus sp. (genus) at Pilot Wilderness, NSW - 8 Mar 2020
Euastacus sp. (genus) at Pilot Wilderness, NSW - 8 Mar 2020
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Identification history

Euastacus sp. (genus) 12 Mar 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Euastacus sp. (genus) 15 Jun 2020 MattBeitzel
Unidentified 9 Mar 2020 Jubeyjubes

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5 comments

   15 Jun 2020
Euastacus crassus or E. reiki probably reiki but required internal features.
Jubeyjubes wrote:
   15 Jun 2020
It was going for a walk on the road - are they common up there?
   15 Jun 2020
At times the larger ones appear to be active and spotted on tracks during the day. They are restricted to the alpine regions of ACT and NSW (and Victoria for crassus) and not a lot is known about them. They can be reasonably abundant in good habitat but suffer from predation by foxes particularly post fire, and trampling of bogs and stream sides. If you find any remains of spiny crays in the mountains I would be grateful for them to identify them to species. I particularly need the carapace or body rather than just the claws. they can often be found dried near streams and wetlands.
michaelb wrote:
   16 Jun 2020
Good photos
Jubeyjubes wrote:
   16 Jun 2020
Thanks MichaelB. It was raining at the time so I was lucky for the good photos I think. Matt, I do often see cray remains in the mountains - their blue colour sticks out! I will see what I can do when I am out and about.

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 8 Mar 2020 03:03 PM Recorded on
  • Jubeyjubes Recorded by

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  • 50mm or larger Animal size

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