Euastacus sp. (genus)

11 Spiny crayfish at Kosciuszko National Park

Euastacus sp. (genus) at Kosciuszko National Park - 13 Apr 2023
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Identification history

Euastacus sp. (genus) 3 Apr 2024 MattBeitzel
Cherax destructor 2 Apr 2024 CarbonAI
Euastacus crassus 2 Apr 2024 RangerRiley

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2 comments

MattBeitzel wrote:
   3 Apr 2024
Great photo. This is definitely a Euastacus crayfish. It looks very much like Euastacus rieki. The location distribution is close to E rieki and separating them from E. crassus requires internal characteristics. However, the mid tumut catchment has an undescribed species recently genetically split from E. crassus.
RangerRiley wrote:
   3 Apr 2024
Thanks @MattBeitzel , interesting. Was a lucky find. Took a while to upload it.

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 13 Apr 2023 08:15 AM Recorded on
  • RangerRiley Recorded by

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