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Engaeus leptorhynchus Clark 1936

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Engaeus


Type material presumed lost.


The distribution in north-east Tasmania can be outlined by the triangle between Upper Blessington, St. Helens and Mt. William.


E. leptorhynchus occupies a wide variety of habitats, including buttongrass plains (as described in Horwitz et al. 1985), dry sclerophyll forests (near Upper Blessington and Mathinna) and rainforest (near Weldborough). It may construct burrows in either a type 2 or type 3 habitats; the typical burrow structure for adults of this species is given in Horwitz et al. (1985).


Clark, E. 1936. The freshwater and land crayfishes of Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria 10, 5-58.

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

Horwitz, P. H. J., A. M. M. Richardson, and P. Cramp. 1985. Aspects of the life history of the burrowing freshwater crayfish Engaeus leptorhynchus, at Rattrays Marsh, North East Tasmania. Tasmanian Naturalist 82, 1-5.

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