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Cherax cartalacoolah Short 1993

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Cherax


Holotype, QM W18224 (male); allotype, QM W18225 (female); paratypes, QM W17231 (female), QM W17234 (male), QM W18223 (female), QM W18226 (male), QM W18228 (4 male, female).

Type Locality

Cape Flattery, second creek south of headland, supralittoral, in burrow amongst rushes fringing lagoon, peaty sand, freshwater.


Cape Flattery, northeast Queensland. It is likely, with further collecting, that the range of this species will be extended into other sand dune areas between Cape Bedford and Lookout Point.


Freshwater, fossorial, burrows terminating slightly below level of water table, supralittoral to shallow littoral areas around perch lakes and along creek banks.


Short, J. W. 1993. Cherax cartalacoolah, a new species of freshwater crayfish (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from northeast Australia. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 33(1): 55-59.

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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

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