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Euastacus urospinosus Riek 1956

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Euastacus


Holotype, Australian Museum, Sydney, P12886 (Male).

Type Locality

Queensland, Obi Obi Creek, Maleny.

Distribution and Habitat

The species is known only from tributaries of Obi Obi Creek (Mary River) between Maleny and Mapleton, west of Nambour, in rainforest at altitudes above 240 m. Little highland rainforest remains uncleared in the area, though pockets persist in national parks and state forests. Vegetation at the type locality has been cleared for pasture as it was in 1953 when the juvenile holotype was collected (Riek, 1956). This specimen was probably washed downstream from upstream rainforest.

Conservation Status

Category: EN (Endangered)
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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