English : New Guinea red-clawed crayfish
French : Écrevisse bleue tigrée
Class : Malacostraca
Order : Decapoda
Family : Parastacidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to slightly more than 15 cm in length. Broad and powerful pincers. Head shows conspicuous longitudinal ridges. Coloration is greyish-green with pincers being bluish with red articulations and underside.
Range and habitat
This species occurs in Australasia, on the island of New Guinea, both on the Indonesian and Papuan sides. Lives in freshwater rivers and lakes.
IUCN RED LIST : NOT LISTED
CITES : Not listed
Status : The species is very poorly known and its status hasn’t been assessed. It could be threatened by pollution and loss of habitat.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known