A Guide to Australia's Spiny Freshwater Crayfish

A Guide to Australia's Spiny Freshwater Crayfish

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A Guide to Australia's Spiny Freshwater Crayfish

Author: Robert B McCormack

Format: Paperback

Published: 2012

Covers 50 species of Euastacus Crayfish found in Australia, the largest of the 10 genera of Australian freshwater crayfish. 

Referred to as the 'Spiny Crayfishes' due to impressive arrays of spines on their hard armoured shells, Euastacus crayfish are the largest of the 10 genera of Australian freshwater crayfish. This book discusses 50 species found in Australia, from the iconic giant Murray lobster that is fished by recreational fishers, to the exceedingly rare and tiny species Euastacus maidae

These uniquely Australian species range from Cooktown in far north Queensland to Wilsons Promontory in Victoria. Many are found in or around our major population areas. The book discusses basic crayfish anatomy, moulting and growth, morphology, breeding, threats and diseases. It includes colour photographs for each species, as well as a glossary and further reading list.

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