Euastacus brachythoraxKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P15716 (male); allotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P15717 (female).
DistributionThe species is known from the Brown Mountain area west of Bemboka, 25 km south along mountains to near Mount Darragh, northwest of Wyndham. A specimen from near Timbillica, a further 60 km south, indicates that the species extends to near the Victorian border, though the distribution may be patchy.
HabitatThe species was collected from streams in granite country between 240 m and 1000 m a.s.l., with light temperate rainforest or tree ferns along stream banks and dry sclerophyll on ridges above. Streams were well shaded. The Timbillica specimen was presumably from a lower altitude, though the habitat was described as similar (P. Horwitz, pers. comm.).
Morgan, G. J. 1997. Freshwater Crayfish of the Genus Euastacus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from New South Wales, With a Key to all Species of the Genus. Records of the Australian Museum, supplement 23.
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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