Keith A. Crandall
Lectotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J15711 (intersexed); paralectotypes, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J879 (intersexed), J3928 (intersexed reproductively active female), J3951 (intersexed reproductively active female).
has a very wide distribution south of the Great Dividing Range in eastern Victoria, stretching from north of Melbourne to Mallacoota, near the Victorian-New South Wales border. The populations in the region to the north of Melbourne appear to be disjunct from the remainder.
should be considered as a lowland species and it appears to reach its highest altitude (approximately 250 m) in the Mirboo North region of the Western Strzelecki Ranges. It has been found in a wide variety of vegetation types including that approaching warm termperate rainforest (near Lake Tyers), ferny gullies in either wet or dry sclerophyll forest, in swamps or creeks flowing through tea-tree (often in coastal areas) or along the banks of creeks or larger rivers. In each of these vegetation types, the burrows are found almost exclusively in the type 2 burrow habitat. The burrow structure typically consists of more than one opening (often with conical, pelleted chimneys), descending to a level of the mean water-table depth where there is usually some horizontal burrowing, and a tunnel descending to the lowest level of the water-table; chambers are only very rarely found.
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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