Euastacus guwinusKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P34041 (male); paratypes, Australian Museum, Sydney P34040, (5 male, 3 female).
DistributionThe species is known only from Tianjara Creek, above Tianjara Falls, a tributary of the Shoalhaven River near the southern boundary of Morton National Park, 30 km west of Jervis Bay, New South Wales. It is possible that the species extends north-west through the unsampled wilderness core of Morton National Park or south to the headwaters of the Clyde River.
HabitatThe type locality is a small stream with sandstone bedrock, the banks lined by dry sclerophyll and heath forest. Though apparently typical of other creeks in the area, only this site revealed populations of E. guwinus. The site was open and rather poorly shaded but crayfish were more common under rocks in the shade of a bridge.
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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