Euastacus spinichelatusKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P34103 (female); paratypes, Australian Museum, Sydney P33962 (7 specimens), P33960 (3 male, 1 female), P33966.
Type LocalityNew South Wales, Fenwicks Creek, tributary of Hastings River on Oxley Highway south of Yarrowitch.
DistributionE. spinichelatus has been collected from an area approximately 20 km by 40 km on and about the Hastings Range, 70 km north-west of Port Macquarie, and from mountains 30 km west of Comboyne, New South Wales. Drainage is via tributaries of the Apsley (Macleay), Hastings and Manning Rivers.
HabitatThe species inhabits small streams at altitudes above 680 m a.s.l., with banks supporting temperate rainforest and wet sclerophyll or dry sclerophyll forest. Populations of the species persist in streams with banks cleared for pasture.
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.
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