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Euastacus yanga Morgan 1997

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Euastacus


Holotype, Australian Museum, Sydney P34100 (male); paratypes, Australian Museum, Sydney P33945 (2 male, 3 female), P33946 (2 male, 3 female), P33948 (2 male, 2 female), P33925 (female), P33934 (male, 2 female), P33936 (2 female), P16192 (male), P34104 (6 male, 5 female), P19589.

Type Locality

New South Wales, Double Creek, tributary Boyne Creek near Pigeon House, west of Ulladulla.


The species is distributed from the Robertson and Bundanoon areas to just inside the Victorian border west of Genoa, a distance of 400 km. The range is drained by many coastal streams including the Shoalhaven, Clyde, Tuross, Towamba, Womboyn and Genoa Rivers.


E. yanga was collected in 1981 from altitudes between 60 m and 720 m a.s.l. Vegetation along streams was predominatly temperate rainforest or ferns, with dry sclerophyll and heath on ridges. Some sites lacked rainforest, dry sclerophyll extending to the stream banks.


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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