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PIX AND TEXT from Olaf

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I just found your crayfish website. GREAT site! I live on Madagascar and like crays.
Here's a compilation of some pics I took of what probably is Astacoides betsileonensis.
Hope you like them.
Best regards
olaf Pronk
Soafiavy
Antananarivo
Madagascar

 

Here by three more pics of crayfish from Madagascar. It is not entirely clear which
species these are, according to a reliabe source and friend, who kindly had a look at these photos,
they may be Astacoides caldwelli or possibly a smooth carapaced form of A. betsileonensis
but he stresses they are difficult to determine by photo. Both pictured specimens were collected
in the same forest stream near Fianarantsoa, at least that is what my local collector tells me.
I'll email you more pics of crayfish from other parts of Madagascar in the weeks to come.
Best regards
olaf




THANK YOU Olaf