Engaeus tayateaKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3231 (Intersexed); allotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3232 (Intersexed reproductively active female); paratypes, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J14745 (Intersexed reproductively active female), J14744 (Intersexed reproductively active female), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3233 (intersexed).
Type LocalitySmall tributary of Pearly Brook near bridge on Pearly Brook Road, about 8 km due west of Mt. Horror, northeast Tasmania.
HabitatAt the type locality, specimens of this species were found in type 2 burrows in the flood-bed, where the burrows had numerous openings (each with a pelleted chimney), with extensive horizontal ramifications below the surface and descending tunnels leading to an enlarged area or chamber in which juveniles could often be found. The soils in the flood-bed were predominately sandy and silty with a high organic matter component. In addition serveral specimens were collected from type 3 burrows on the hill-slope beyond the flood-bed, in soils with a slightly higher clay component, where the burrows were identical to those of the flood-bed except for a reduced degree of horizontal ramification and smaller chimneys. The vegetation at the site was wet sclerophyll forest, with abundant ferns (including Tobia sp. and Dicksonia antarctica).
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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