Keith A. Crandall
Holotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3219 (male); allotype, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3220 (female); paratypes, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3221 (male), Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14723 (male), J14724 (female).
In partly cleared tea-tree swamp, 1.5 km south of 3-way corner (Frankford, Glengarry, Birralee) of road, north Tasmania.
can be found in the central northern region of Tasmania. Collections in the Queen Victoria Museum come from the suburbs of Launceston, including St. Leonards on the eastern side of the Tamar River, and these specimens represent the eastern most extension of its known range. It appears to be most abundant in the Meander River region between Deloraine and Launceston.
The species can be found in burrows in the banks of creeks and in swamps where the vegetation is characteristically dry sclerophyll in nature, frequently with an abundance of tea tree (Melaleuca
spp. and Leptospermum
spp.). The soils typically have a heavy clay component, particularly in the region of the Meander River where the clays are yellow. The openings of burrows can be below the water level, particularly when the water-table is high; as such this species occupies both type 1b and 2 burrow habitats.
: EN (Endangered)
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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