A beautiful new crayfish

Cherax pulcher is a recently described crayfish from West Papua. The photograph above is by Christian Lukhaup, from his ZooKeys paper. The crayfish has actually been on sale to aquarium owners for some years, but only recently did Lukhaup realise that it represented a new species. Little is known about it, however. In particular, it is not clear whether it is endangered or not.

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