General Description

Body dark blue or green-brown, abdomen smooth and as wide as the thorax. First pair of limbs are large with claws. Up to 25 cm long (head to tail tip).


In areas that dry up, Yabbies dig and hide in a burrow, re-emerging when water returns. They breed from October to March, and they eat mostly plant matter.


Eastern Mainland Australia and Tasmania.


Ponds, farm dams, lakes and small creeks.

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