Cherax tenuimanus

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Cherax tenuimanus
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Astacidea
Family: Parastacidae
Genus: Cherax
Species: C. tenuimanus
Binomial name
Cherax tenuimanus
(Smith, 1912)

Cherax tenuimanus, known as the hairy marron or Margaret River marron, is one of two species of crayfish in Southwestern Australia known as marron. It occupies a narrow range within the southwestern biogeographical region of Margaret River. It is currently listed as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List, because of the threat from the wider ranged smooth marron, Cherax cainii, which was introduced to its habitat.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ C. M. Austin & J. Bunn (2010). "Cherax tenuimanus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 3.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 6 October 2010.