Euastacus woiwuruKeith A. Crandall
TypesHolotype, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J4527 (male); paratypes, Museum of Victoria, Melbourne J4528 (4 male, 1 female), J4529 (2 female), J4530 (1 female).
Type LocalityVictoria, Dobsons Ck, near Alpine Road Crossing, Dandenong Mountains east of Melbourne.
RangeEuastacus woiwuru inhabits streams in central Victoria from the Dandenong Mountains, east of Melbourne, north-east to Eildon and Dandongadale, east to Woods Point and Erica and south-east to the region of Thorpdale. Included in this range are tributaries of the Yarra, Murray, and Latrobe Rivers and some small coastal streams. The species usually occurs at altitudes above 200 m a.s.l., occasionally at lower elevations. Specimens have been collected at sites greater than 1,400 m a.s.l., snow covered in winter.
HabitatNatural vegetation in the species' range includes mountain ash and tree ferns, with dry sclerophyll forest at lower altitudes. Much of the range is cleared and blackberry is common in areas. Euastacus woiwuru is most common where vegetation is dense.
Morgan, G. J. 1986. Freshwater crayfish of the genus Euastacus (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from Victoria. Memoirs of the Museum of Victoria 47(1): 1-57.
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