Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish Euastacus dharawalus

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The Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish is endemic to NSW, Australia. The species has a very limited geographic range, and is found only in Wildes Meadow Creek on the NSW Southern highlands.

The population is restricted to a small part of the waterway upstream from Fitzroy Falls. The extant distribution of this single crayfish population is restricted to approximately 12 km of waterway, of which less than 1 km is high quality habitat protected within the Morton National Park. The species has only been recorded from five sites, four above and one below the Fitzroy Falls Reservoir.

This factsheet covers the following topics:

  • Description
  • Habitat and ecology
  • Why is the Fitzroy Falls Spiny Crayfish threatened?
  • Conservation and recovery actions
  • Legal implications