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Holotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14719 (intersexed); allotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14720 (intersexed reproductively active female); paratypes, Tasmania Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3217 (intersexed), G3218 (intersexed reproductively active female), Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14721 (intersexed), J14722 (intersexed reproductively active female).
occurs predominantly in the Geelong-Ballarat region. It has been found in the upper reaches of the Werribee River and just across the Great Dividing Range in the upper reaches of the Loddon and Tullaroop drainages.
The type locality of this species is in the headwater region of a small creek in a cleared paddock (where the vegetation was formerly low dry sclerophyll forest) at Mt. Moriac near Geelong. The soils were yellow-grey and appeared to contain a heavy clay component; consequently the burrows ramified along the banks of the creek with both vertical and horizontal tunnels and pools of water could be found in small chambers above the water table level.
At Werribee River animals could be found in very short burrows beneath rocks in a dry creek bed, and in dry burrows on the banks; at times when the creek was flowing the animals were much more difficult to collect since the burrows were deep and water-filled.
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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