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Engaeus tuberculatus Clark 1936

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Engaeus


Syntypes, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J883 (2 female). All other syntypes apparently lost (Lew Ton & Poore, 1987). Part of the paralectotypic series for E. victoriensis (designated by Riek 1969; Lew Ton & Poore 1987) in fact belongs to the species E. tuberculatus (in the Museum of Victoria, catalogue numbers J3878, and probably J3892 and J3897).

Type Locality

Sherbrooke Falls.


E. tuberculatus occupies type 3 burrows. An interesting situation develops in easterly populations of E. tuberculatus where this species is not found in sympatry with any other species of Engaeus, for instance near Powelltown. Here, in wet sclerophyll forest dominated by Eucalyptus regnans and with abundant ferns at groud level, the microhabitats could also be divided into flood-bed (type 2) and clay-dominated hill-slope (type 3). However, in contrast to the situation at Sherbrooke Forest, E. tuberculatus could be found in both these microhabitats and the burrows constructed corresponded to the designs described in Horwitz et al. (1985)


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.

Horwitz, P. H. J., A. M. M. Richardson, and P. Cramp. 1985. Aspects of the life history of the burrowing freshwater crayfish Engaeus leptorhynchus, at Rattrays Marsh, North East Tasmania. Tasmanian Naturalist 82, 1-5.

Lew Ton, H. M., and G. C. B. Poore. 1987. Types of Parastacidae (Crustacea: Decapoda) held in the Museum of Victoria. Occasional Papers from the Museum of Victoria 3, 21-29.

Riek, E. F. 1969. The Australian freshwater crayfish (Crustacea: Decapoda: Parastacidae). With descriptions of new species. Australian Journal of Zoology 17, 855-918.

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