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Genus Engaeus Erichson, 1846

  • Engaeus Erichson, W.F. 1846. Uebersicht der Arten der Gattung Astacus. Archiv für Naturgeschichte xii: 86-103, 375-377 [88, 89, 102] [first introduced as a subgenus of Astacus; elevated to generic rank by Huxley, T.H. 1879. On the classification and the distribution of the crayfishes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1878: 752–788 (769); gender masculine].
    Type species:
     Astacus (Engaeus) fossor Erichson, 1846 by subsequent designation, see Clark, E. 1936. The freshwater and land crayfishes of Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 10: 5-58 [37].
    Secondary source:
     Huxley, T.H. 1879. On the classification and the distribution of the crayfishes. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1878: 752-788.
  • Austroastacus Clark, E. 1936. The freshwater and land crayfishes of Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 10: 5-58 [51] [gender masculine].
    Type species:
     Engaeus hemicirratulus Smith & Schuster, 1913 by original designation.
  • Pseudengaeus Clark, E. 1936. The freshwater and land crayfishes of Australia. Memoirs of the National Museum of Victoria, Melbourne 10: 5-58 [47] [gender masculine].
    Type species:
     Pseudengaeus strictifrons Clark, 1936 by original designation.

 

Taxonomic Decision for Synonymy

  • Hobbs, H.H., Jr 1974. Synopsis of the families and genera of crayfish. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology No. 164: i-iii, 1-32 [20]

 

Distribution

States

New South Wales, Queensland, Tasmania, Victoria, Western Australia


Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)

IBRA

NSW, Qld, Tas, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Brigalow Belt North (BBN), Brigalow Belt South (BBS), Broken Hill Complex (BHC), Central Mackay Coast (CMC), Cobar Peneplain (CP), Cape York Peninsula (CYP), Desert Uplands (DEU), Darling Riverine Plains (DRP), Einasleigh Uplands (EIU), Esperance Plains (ESP), Flinders (FLI), Jarrah Forest (JF), Mallee (MAL), Murray Darling Depression (MDD), Mulga Lands (ML), Nandewar (NAN), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), New England Tablelands (NET), NSW North Coast (NNC), NSW South Western Slopes (NSS), Riverina (RIV), Sydney Basin (SB), South East Coastal Plain (SCP), South East Corner (SEC), South Eastern Highlands (SEH), South Eastern Queensland (SEQ), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Victorian Midlands (VM), Victorian Volcanic Plain (VVP), Warren (WAR), Wet Tropics (WT)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • New South Wales: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Queensland: NE coastal
    • Tasmania: Tas. coast
    • Victoria: Murray-Darling basin, SE coastal
    • Western Australia: SW coastal

General References

Horwitz, P. 1990. A taxonomic revision of species in the freshwater crayfish genus Engaeus Erichson (Decapoda: Parastacidae). Invertebrate Taxonomy 4(3): 427-614

 

History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
29-May-2012 29-May-2012 MOVED
20-Oct-2011 20-Oct-2011 MODIFIED
03-Jun-2010 MODIFIED