Giant Freshwater Lobster (Astacopsis gouldi) recovery plan 2006-2010
Department of Primary Industries and Water, November 2006
ISBN 0 7246 6384 3
About the plan
The Tasmanian giant freshwater lobster, Astacopsis gouldi Clark, is a slow-growing and long-lived freshwater crustacean. It can grow to over 4 kg in weight. The species is endemic to Tasmania and naturally occurs in streams and lakes in northern and north-western Tasmania. Although a crayfish, it is locally known as the giant freshwater lobster, or by the indigenous name 'Tayatea'.
This national Recovery Plan for Astacopsis gouldi, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.