5 Interesting Facts About Yarra Spiny Crayfish

Yarra Spiny Crayfish

Here is a Yarra spiny crayfish looking for some food

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:

  1. These cute little crayfish only grows to about 8 cm long.
  2. 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.
  3. Yarra spiny crayfish are very active hunters, eating a range of plant and animal matter.
  4. They build small burrows at the water line, or hide under logs in the water.
  5. 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?

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