A colorful new crayfish from Indonesia, known already in the commercial pet trade

Main report: A new crazy crayfish!
Other Reporting: Israquarium
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Cherax warsamsonicus
Common Name: Cherax "pink coral"
Species named for: Warsamson River in West Papua
Categories: Crustaceans | New Species
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The new species may be endemic to the Warsamson River in West Papua, Indonesia.  It is collected and exported for ornamental purposes and its commercial name in the pet trade is Cherax “irian jaya”, Cherax “pink coral”, or Cherax “hoa creek“. Due to similar coloration it is often confused with the recently described Cherax pulcher Lukhaup, 2015.

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