31 October 2008

Pic of the moment: 31 October 2008

Astacopsis gouldi

A monster crayfish for Hallowe'en!

Although I lived in Australia for a couple of years, one of my few regrets is that I never got to Tasmania, where this beast lives. Astacopsis gouldi is the biggest crayfish -- indeed, the biggest freshwater invertebrate -- in the world.

From old news story here.

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