Australian Museum Journal Additions to the Australian freshwater crayfish

Shortform:
Riek, 1956, Rec. Aust. Mus. 24(1): 1–6
Author(s):
Riek, E. F.
Year published:
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
Digitized:
27 March 2009
Available online:
22 July 2009
Reference number:
639
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (131kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (1411kb PDF)

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.