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Euastacus setosus Riek 1956

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Euastacus


Holotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P12887 (Male); allotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P12887 (Female); paratypes, Australian Museum, Sydney P12823 (23 specimens).

Type Locality

Queensland, Mt. Glorious.

Distribution and Habitat

The species has been collected from tributaries of the Pine River at altitudes above 500 m a.s.l. in rainforest in Maiala National Park near Mt. Glorious, northwest of Brisbane, Queensland. Rainforest elsewhere in the area has been extensively cleared through it persists in some gullies of national parks and state forests. Higher ridges support sclerophyll forests. While E. setosus probably occurs elsewhere in the D'Aguilar Range, only the type locality has yielded specimens.

Conservation Status

Category: VU (Vulnerable)
Criteria: B1+2c
Conservation Links:


Baillie, Jonathan, and Brian Groombridge. 1996. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals.

Morgan, G. J. 1988. Freshwater crayfish of the genus Euastacus Clark (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from Queensland. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria, 49: 1-49.

Riek, E. F. 1956. Additions to the Australican freshwater crayfish. Records of the Australian Museum 24: 1-6.

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

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