More Spiny Crayfish !

   

Our thanks to Jason Coughran for these great photos

Euastacus gumar

One of the many great things about Australia is that we are still finding undescribed species. This species E. gumar gets it's name from Australia's Aboriginies language,

gumar means: red or blood

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Euastacus gumar

Euastacus suttoni

This species is found in the New England district of New South Wales and is called the New England Crayfish. As with many Euastacus species, altitude seems to have some bearing on the homerange of this sp[ecies. They only occur in streams above 700 metres. Like the Gippsland Spiny crayfish, this species lives quite well in slow moving rivers in cultivated areas.

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Euastacus suttoni

Euastacus mirangudjin

Jason Coughran has just described this new species, hopefully more information soon.

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Euastacus mirangudjin