Cherax destructor

Common Yabby at QPRC LGA

Cherax destructor at QPRC LGA - 7 May 2024
Cherax destructor at QPRC LGA - 7 May 2024
Cherax destructor at QPRC LGA - 7 May 2024
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Cherax destructor 8 May 2024 MattBeitzel
Cherax destructor 7 May 2024 CarbonAI
Cherax destructor 7 May 2024 LisaH

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Intrigued by what would eat this yabby and leave the claw, given it was found on the edge of a dam?


danswell wrote:
   7 May 2024
Cormorants do this
LisaH wrote:
   7 May 2024
Oh, thank you, that makes sense - there is a little pies cormorant here. I just couldn’t imagine them snapping off the claws - I assumed they swallowed the yabby whole.
MattBeitzel wrote:
   8 May 2024
or a rakali. There appears to be the gastrolith of the crayfish, the white circles in the second picture. these are located in the body of the crayfish.
HelenCross wrote:
   8 May 2024
Do foxes eat them too?
MattBeitzel wrote:
   8 May 2024
Yes particularly when the crayfish shed. The montane euastacus crayfish species suffer heavily from fox predation after bushfires.
HelenCross wrote:
   8 May 2024
LisaH wrote:
   8 May 2024

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  • 1 Abundance
  • 7 May 2024 04:11 PM Recorded on
  • LisaH Recorded by

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  • 12mm to 25mm Animal size

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