Lamington Spiny Crayfish makes an appearance!

This Lamington Spiny Crayfish has made a rare appearance in the at Springbrook National Park in February. This bright blue freshwater crayfish, or "yabby" is a Threatened species classified a Vulnerable to Extinction.

Gold Coast photographer Shots-Fired. by James Wills saw this Lamington Spiny Crayfish (Euastacus sulcatus) seen at Springbrook National Park in February. It's a freshwater crayfish, or "yabby" that's bright blue in colour and roams the forest floor when conditions are damp. If encountered can be very aggressive waving its claws back over its head and hissing audibly. Can deliver a painful nip if handled. They're a protected species only found along the border of Queensland and NSW between Springbrook and Main Range above 300m altitude. Congratulations to Shots-Fired. by James Wills on a great find and a wonderful photograph. 

Lamington Spiny Crayfish. Photo by Gold Coast photographer Shots-Fired. by James Wills.

Lamington Spiny Crayfish (Euastacus sulcatus) by Gold Coast photographer Shots-Fired. by James Wills

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