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Engaeus karnanga Horwitz 1990

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Engaeus


Holotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J14703 (intersexed reproductively active female); allotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J14704 (intersexed); paratypes, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3206 (intersexed), G3207 (intersexed reproductively active female).

Type Locality

From extensive swamp at Lilly Pilly Gully, Wilsons Promontory, Victoria.


This species is confined to South Gippsland, being found in the triangular area bordered by Wilsons Promontory, Kongwak and Boolarra; it has not been found on islands in the Bass Strait.


Burrows of E. karnanga occur in the extensive flood-plain region of Lilly Pilly Gully on Wilsons Promontory. The physical characteristics of this area are outlined in the habitat notes for E. australis. During the wetter months of the year, this species can be easily collected by turning over logs and by lifting up the root-matting of ferns, thereby exposing the animal in horizontal tunnels of its burrow (type 1b burrows at this time of the year).


Horwitz, Pierre. 1990. A Taxonomic Revision of Species in the Freshwater Crayfish Genus Engaeus Erichson (Decapoda: Parastacidae). Invertebr. Taxon., 1990, 4, 427-614.

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

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