Spiny crayfish, Euastacus bispinosis

Photos and Text by Rohan Todd.

Hello, thought I'd send you a couple of photos of two "Glenelg Crays" the female is the large normal "green" coloured one and is 130ml OCL and the unusual orange one is a male and is 121ml OCL and were both caught in the Glenelg River. I've had them in a tank for about 6months and both crays have since been returned to the wild as i dont eat them but like to keep them for awhile.


Unusual orange bispinosis


Male Euastacus bispinosis

Female Euastacus bispinosis


These crays have cuticle partians on the Male gonopores and for many years they were incorrectly described as E. kershawi

Female form