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Engaeus granulatus Horwitz 1990

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Engaeus


Holotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3203 (female); allotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3204 (male); paratypes, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3205 (female), Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J14701 (male), J14702 (female).

Type Locality

Browns Creek, upstream from road, at the mouth of creek, east of Port Sorell, Tasmania.


E. granulatus has only been found in northern Tasmania in the region on the western side of the Dazzler Range. While its distribution may be extended slightly in a southward and westward direction by further collections it is considered that this species occupies a small geographical area.


The type locality E. granulatus consists of a creek approximately 2-3 m wide flowing slowly through a wet sclerophyll forest (which is dominated by Eucalyptus spp. and contains numerous ferns along the bank). This species occupies type 2 burrows in flood plains or in the bank of the creek, upstream from the mouth.

Conservation Status

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


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

Horwitz, Pierre. 1990. A Taxonomic Revision of Species in the Freshwater Crayfish Genus Engaeus Erichson (Decapoda: Parastacidae). Invertebr. Taxon., 1990, 4, 427-614.

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

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