Yabbies from Irian Jaya


Photos from Danny Gunalen ( PT. Alam Nusantara Jayatama ) Indonesia

Red claw photo courtesy of Leah Van Italie

I recently received these photos and text (in white) from Danny in Indonesia.

This could be a new species Black spotted Crayfish (Cherax Sp.) from southern Irian Jaya , living in the smaller streams of semi running water or surrounding wet land along big rivers.

Danny believes they are undescribed, I couldn't help but notice the similarity with Australian Redclaw Cherax quadricinatus,

Red Claw

Irian Jaya cousin?

The red part on the red claw only occurs on the male, I wonder if that's the case here; with this possible long lost cousin?