Facts Summary: The Giant Freshwater Crayfish (Astacopsis gouldi) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "crustaceans" and found in the following area(s): Australia (Tasmania). This species is also known by the following name(s): Giant Tasmanian Lobster, Tasmanian Giant Freshwater Lobster.
Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts Last Updated: January 1, 2016
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Glenn, C. R. 2006. "Earth's Endangered Creatures - Giant Freshwater Crayfish Facts" (Online).
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