Euastacus spiniferKeith A. Crandall
DistributionE. spinifer is distributed from the upper reaches of the Hastings River north-west of Port Macquarie, south through Sydney and the Blue Mountains to the vicinity of Clyde Mountain near Brooman, a range of approximately 100 km. The range is drained by numerous eastward flowing coastal streams.
HabitatThe species was sampled at altitudes between 70 and 800 m a.s.l. but probably extends to lower altitudes where conditions are suitable. Inhabited streams are moderately to well shaded by dry sclerophyll and heath vegetation, occasionally with wet sclerophyll and temperate rainforest along the banks. Needless to say, much of the Sydney area has been drastically altered. Fishing and development pressures have concentrated populations of E. spinifer in relatively undisturbed areas of national park, state forest and water catchments.
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