Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish
Keith A. Crandall
Holotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14733 (Intersexed); allotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne
J14734 (Intersexed reproductively active female); paratypes, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
G3226 (Intersexed), G3227 (Intersexed reproductively active female).
Headwaters of creek, spring, in wet sclerophyll forest, at Ryton Junction on Midland Highway, about 30 km due south of Morwell, Eastern Strzelecki Ranges, Victoria.
is restricted to the high altitude regions of Eastern Strzelecki Ranges in South Gippsland, Victoria. All sites at which it was collected were over 400 m altitude.
At the type locality, a small creek had its origins as a spring in wet sclerophyll forest dominated by mountain ash (Eucalyptus regnans
) and with abundant tree ferns. The local topography consisted of a flood-bed or seepage 2-4 m wide, across which water from the spring trickled. The banks of the flood-bed were steep and led to the hill-slopes. Burrows of E. rostrogaleatus
were found either in the flood-bed, where they were very shallow and almost without a descending or vertical component, or immediately adjacent to the flood-bed in the banks where vertical tunnels of these burrows often descended to the flood-bed level. The yellow soils were composed of a heavy clay component.
: EN (Endangered)
Other Names for Engaeus rostrogaleatus
- Strzelecki Burrowing Crayfish
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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