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Engaeus yabbimunna Horwitz 1994

Keith A. Crandall
Containing group: Engaeus


Holotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J3444 (male); allotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J34475 (berried female); paratypes, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston 10:11235 (berried female), Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart G3529 (male).

Type Locality

Burnie Park, from burrow in seepage area in gully of Shorewell Creek below Oldacre Falls.


The species is locally distributed in the Burnie area on Shorewell Creek, Romaine Creek, and Cooee Creek.


E. yabbimunna occupies burrows in the flood beds of creeks dominated by tree ferns, in burrows next to creeks, in seepages dominated by tea tree and with a ground cover of ferns, and well above creeks in burrows on the creek bank or slopes of the gully. Soils in these habitats ranged from brown to orange-red clay loams, or contained a high level of organic matter. Vegetation was typical of wet gullies, with Acacia melanoxylon dominant in the over-story. Burrow structure depended on the type of habitat and depth to water table and seemed typical of other members of this genus.


Horwitz, P. 1994. A new species of the freshwater crayfish genus Engaeus Erichson (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from north-western Tasmania. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 54(2): 439-445.

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