Abstract

Since the author's paper (1951), dealing mainly with Queensland freshwater crayfish, much additional material has been examined. New species are described in the present paper and additional information is given on some other species.

Three new species of Euastacus and one of Cherax are described from the highlands of eastern New South Wales. A new genus, Euastacoides, is erected for three new species from south-east Queensland. Specimens of this new genus are in many ways similar to juvenile Euastacus but they lack the characteristic spines of that genus and though of relatively small size are mature as is evidenced by the width of the abdomen in females and the ejection of spermatophores by some males when preserved.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
Riek, 1956, Rec. Aust. Mus. 24(1): 1–6
Author
E. F. Riek
Year
1956
Title
Additions to the Australian freshwater crayfish
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
24
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
6
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.24.1956.639
Language
English
Plates
plate 1
Date Published
27 April 1956
Cover Date
27 April 1956
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
CRUSTACEA: DECAPODA
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27 March 2009
Available Online
22 July 2009
Reference Number
639
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