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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Parathelphusidae
Genus: Austrothelphusa
Bott, 1969
Type species
Thelphusa transversa
Von Martens, 1868

Austrothelphusa is a genus of freshwater crab endemic to Australia, comprising the following species:[1]

Most of these species are restricted to Queensland, but Austrothelphusa transversa is also found in New South Wales, South Australia, Northern Territory and Western Australia.[2]

These crabs grow to a carapace width of 50 millimetres (2.0 in) and are omnivores.[2]


  1. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. 
  2. ^ a b "Austrothelphusa". Identification and Ecology of Australian Freshwater Invertebrates. Murray Darling Freshwater Research Centre. Retrieved 17 May 2010.