Last week, I went on a walk in a country town and saw a Yarra spiny crayfish in a river there.
Here are five interesting facts about them:
- These cute little crayfish only grows to about 8 cm long.
- They come in a range of colours, with the body ranging from dark green to dark blue and the claws orange to white. The spines on the back are normally white.
- Yarra spiny crayfish are very active hunters, eating a range of plant and animal matter.
- They build small burrows at the water line, or hide under logs in the water.
- Yarra spiny crayfish are only found in the freshwater tributaries of the Tarago, Yarra and Gellibrand rivers in Victoria.
I hope that you found these facts interesting and learned something new.
Are there any other interesting facts that you would like to share about Yarra spiny crayfish?