Yabby 4

   
Marron

This crayfish is native to Western Australia and has been a very successful aquaculture species. They grow to a massive overall lenght of 40 centimetres. Unlike the 'usual' yabbies, they do not burrow. When conditions are poor they simply go cross country. This is one of the reasons that they have been banned from the eastern states of Australia. The east coast has a fairly viable 'Yabby' industry and these 'crays' could become a problem. They have been farmed on Kangaroo Island off South Australia and they have now taken over many of the streams. They are also reportedly been sighted in a water storage on the Mornington Penninsula in Victoria.

This marron was supplied from Chris in Germany. Many Australian crayfish are exported to all parts of the world. Selective breeding can produce wonderful colours like this. This photo is reduced, a full size colour photo will be released soon.