Keith A. Crandall
Holotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3210 (male); allotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3211; paratypes, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3212 (male), Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14715 (female), J14716 (male).
Small creek in tea-tree swamp, off Big Hill Rd, 1 km east of Lefroy, northeast Tasmania.
The geographical range of this species is wide in northern Tasmania, from Port Sorell eastwards to almost as far as St. Helens where it can be found at predominantly low altitudes (<200 m). It is unlikely to be found on the islands of the Furneaux Group.
At the type locality this species constructs type 2 burrows in soils of a high silt and clay component, around, but never connected to, a small ephemeral creek in a tea-tree thicket (Leptospermum lanigerum
). The burrows usually have more than one opening which converge on the descending tunnel in the top 20-30 cm of the profile.
In general this species occurs in a variety of habitats, from the wet sclerophyll forests in the region of Mt. Horror and Lilydale to buttongrass plains (Floyds Creek) and to ephemeral creeks and swamps in the open, dry sclerophyll forests of the Mt. Direction-Georgetown region of north-east Tasmania.
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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