Lobster Tale #12 – After the flood

Lobster lovers rejoice – The short-tailed rain crayfish is NOT EXTINCT! The dedicated team at The Bookend Trust have rediscovered the STRC in the creeks and gullies that feed Lake Burbury, near Queenstown. This species has not been observed since 1980 and was though extinct after its only known habitat was drowned under the hydroelectric scheme lake in 1991.

Short-tailed rain crayfish (Ombrastacoides parvicaudatus) – photo Niall Doran