Euastacus neodiversusKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J4531 (male); paratype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J4532 (male).
Type LocalityVictoria, National Park, Wilsons Promontory, in stream on east slope of Sealers Cove Track about 1000 ft. above sea level.
DistributionEuastacus neodiversus occurs in Wilsons Promontory and the Strzelecki Ranges of southern Victoria at elevations of 50 to 600 m a.s.l.
HabitatCoastal heath and sclerophyll forest occur on ridges and lilly pilly (Eugenia sp), ferns and vines along banks in Wilsons Promontory. Mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans) and tree ferns (Cyathea sp.) are dominant in the Strzeleckis.
Conservation StatusCategory: VU (Vulnerable)
Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Morgan, G. J. 1986. Freshwater crayfish of the genus Euastacus (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from Victoria. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 47(1): 1-57.
Riek, E. F. 1969. The Australian freshwater crayfish (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae), with descriptions of new species. Aust. J. Zool. 17: 855-918.
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