Euastacus robertsiKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Queensland Museum, Brisbane W5323 (Male); paratypes, Queensland Museum, Brisbane W5324 (7 Male, 11 Female).
Distribution and HabitatThe species is known only from elevations above 1000 m a.s.l. at Mt. Finnigan and Thornton Peak, 40 km and 80 km respectively south of Cooktown, north Queensland. Monroe (1977) briefly described aspects of the habitat at the type locality and though no mention was made of vegetation, it is probably tropical rainforest.
Conservation StatusCategory: EN (Endangered)
Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.
Monroe, R. 1977. A new speciesof Euastacus (Decapoda: Parastaciae) from north Queensland. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum. 18: 65-67.
Morgan, G. J. 1988. Freshwater crayfish of the genus Euastacus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria, 49: 1-49.
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