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Ecological notes on the East Gippsland burrowing crayfish Engaeus orientalis, including burrow structure and associated fauna

Fitzsimons, James A. and Antos, Mark J. 2011, Ecological notes on the East Gippsland burrowing crayfish Engaeus orientalis, including burrow structure and associated fauna, Australian zoologist, vol. 35, no. 3, pp. 853-857.

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Title Ecological notes on the East Gippsland burrowing crayfish Engaeus orientalis, including burrow structure and associated fauna
Formatted title Ecological notes on the East Gippsland Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus orientalis, including burrow structure and associated fauna
Author(s) Fitzsimons, James A.
Antos, Mark J.
Journal name Australian zoologist
Volume number 35
Issue number 3
Start page 853
End page 857
Total pages 5
Publisher Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
Place of publication Sydney, N.S.W.
Publication date 2011
ISSN 0067-2238
Keyword(s) East Gippsland Burrowing Crayfish
Engaeus orientalis
pholeteros
crayfish burrows
wet forest
Summary Despite Australia having a high diversity of freshwater crayfish species, the ecology of many of these species remains poorly known, particularly burrowing crayfish of the genus Engaeus. Biological information on colour, behaviour, burrow structure, associated burrow fauna and habitat of the East Gippsland Burrowing Crayfish Engaeus orientalis obtained during incidental observations in 2007 and 2008 is provided. The burrow structure took the form of radiating runways under a rock slab, while the burrow location was in a semi-disturbed site away from water. Both are atypical for this species.
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Language eng
Field of Research 060808 Invertebrate Biology
060208 Terrestrial Ecology
060204 Freshwater Ecology
Socio Economic Objective 960807 Fresh, Ground and Surface Water Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
ERA Research output type C Journal article
HERDC collection year 2011
Copyright notice ©2011, Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales
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