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Euastacus robertsi Monroe 1977

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Euastacus


Holotype, Queensland Museum, Brisbane W5323 (Male); paratypes, Queensland Museum, Brisbane W5324 (7 Male, 11 Female).

Type Locality

Queensland, Horans Creek, 1050 m, Mt. Finnigan National Park, north-east Queensland.

Distribution and Habitat

The 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 Status

Category: EN (Endangered)
Criteria: B1+2c
Conservation Links:


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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Keith A. Crandall
Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah, USA

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