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Euastacus clarkae Morgan 1997

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Euastacus


Holotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P34051 (male); paratypes, Australian Museum, Sydney P34052 (2 male, female), P34050 (3 male, 3 female).

Type Locality

New South Wales, Tributary of Cockerawombeeba Creek, tributary of Forbes River, north of Birdwood.


The species has been collected only from two tributaries of Cockerawombeeba Creek in Mount Boss State Forest near Mount Werrikimbe, approximately 45 km south-west of Kempsey. The streams drain into the Forbes, and thence the Hastings Rivers.


Streams were cool adn well shaded, at above 670 m, with rainforest along the banks and dry sclerophyll on exposed ridges. Water flow was fast in September, 1981.


Morgan, G. J. 1997. Freshwater Crayfish of the Genus Euastacus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from New South Wales, With a Key to all Species of the Genus. Records of the Australian Museum, supplement 23.

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

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