Cherax austini

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Taxonavigation: Parastacoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Cladus: Pancrustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Astacidea
Superfamilia: Parastacoidea

Familia: Parastacidae
Genus: Cherax
Species: Cherax austini


  • Cherax austini Coughran & Hobson in Coughran, Dawkins, Hobson & Furse, 2012: 47
Holotype: QM-W 29124, ♂.
Type locality: Unnamed Melaleuca swamp, Whitsunday Islands National Park, southeastern corner of Whitsunday Island, Queensland; 20°17’50”S 149°02’51”e; elevation 9 m above sea level (a.s.l.); Rod Hobson, Patrick Couper and Andrew Amey; 23rd October 2010.
Etymology: Named for Christopher M. Austin, whose research on the genus Cherax (e.g., Austin, 1986, 1996; Austin & Knott, 1996) has contributed enormously to our current understanding of this large and culturally significant group of crayfish.


  • Coughran, Jason, Kathryn L. Dawkins, Rod Hobson & James M. Furse, 2012: Two new freshwater crayfishes (Decapoda: Parastacidae) from Whitsunday Island, The Coral Sea, Australia. Crustacean research, Special Number 7: 45–57.