Engaeus orientalisKeith A. Crandall
TypesSyntypes, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J11615 (2 male). Other material from Orbost and Scanlons Creek presumed lost.
DistributionThis species is widely distributed in East Gippsland, Victoria, predominantly east of the Snowy River (with the exception of Gelantipy) and has been found on the New South Wales side of the Victorian border in two distinct regions (Craigie and Timbillica).
HabitatE. orientalis was frequently found in creeks in wet sclerophyll forest or warm temperate rainforest (for instance at Lind National Park), where it may occupy either type 2 or type 3 burrows (but usually the former). It has also been found in creeks in dry sclerophyll forest (Murrungowar) and in a tea-tree swamp.
Clark, E. 1936. The freshwater and land crayfishes of Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 10, 5-58.
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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