Threatened Burrowing Crayfish of

West Gippsland

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Warragul Burrowing Crayfish

Do I Have Warragul Burrowing Crayfish On My Property, School Ground or

Local Park?

Take this test to see if you might be lucky enough to have burrowing crayfish on your property! The best place to start is by searching for their distinctive chimneys during winter and spring in areas where Warragul Burrowing Crayfish habitat is more likely to occur. Below is an easy-to-use checklist to assist the local community and landowners to determine whether their properties may contain areas suitable for Warragul Burrowing Crayfish. 1. Is your property located within the known range (click here to view), or close to the boundaries of the known range, of the Warragul Burrowing Crayfish? 2. Does your property contain waterways, floodplains or soaks? 3. Does your property have soils composed of either blue-grey clay, or brown or red clay loams? 4. Can you find any crayfish chimneys during winter and spring ? If you have answered YES to Questions 1, 2 and 4 please click below:
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Juvenile Warragul Burrowing Crayfish

Warragul Burrowing Crayfish
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Warragul Burrowing Crayfish

Juvenile Warragul Burrowing Crayfish Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No YES to Questions 1, 2 & 4