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Correcting misconceptions about the names applied to Tasmania’s giant freshwater crayfish Astacopsis gouldi (Decapoda: Parastacidae)

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Mulhern, TD 2018 , 'Correcting misconceptions about the names applied to Tasmania’s giant freshwater crayfish Astacopsis gouldi (Decapoda: Parastacidae)' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 152 , pp. 21-26 , doi: 10.26749/rstpp.152.21.

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Abstract

Tasmania is home to around 35 species of freshwater crayfish, all but three of which are endemic. Among the endemic freshwater crayfish, there are three large stream-dwelling species: the Giant Freshwater Crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi – the world’s largest freshwater invertebrate, the medium-sized A. tricornis and smaller A. franklinii. Errors and confusion surrounding the appropriate Aboriginal names for these species, and the origin and history of the scientifc name of Astacopsis gouldi are outlined.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Mulhern, TD
Keywords: Tasmanian freshwater crayfish, giant freshwater lobster, Giant Freshwater Crayfish, Astacopsis gouldi Aboriginal words, lutaralipina, tayatitja, scientific names, William Buelow Gould, Charles Gould.
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
ISSN: 0080-4703
DOI / ID Number: 10.26749/rstpp.152.21
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