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A revision of the Tasmanian freshwater crayfish genus Astacopsis Huxley (Decapoda: Parastacidae)

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Hamr, P 1992 , 'A revision of the Tasmanian freshwater crayfish genus Astacopsis Huxley (Decapoda: Parastacidae)' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 126 , pp. 91-94 .

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Abstract

During a broad study of the biology of the freshwater crayfishes in the Tasmanian genus Astacopsis, two distinct forms of Astacopsis franklinii were recognised. These "forms" were found to differ in terms of their general morphology and distribution. As a result, the taxonomy of Astacopsis has been revised to re-establish the three species originally described by Ellen Clark. Astacopsis franklinii Gray has been divided into two separate species, the eastern Astacopsis franklinti and the western Astacopsis tricornis, while the status of Artacopsis gouldi remains unaltered.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Hamr, P
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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