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( Cherax albidus )

There are many species of Yabby in Australia. This is the species native to NSW, SA and VIC.


Other names

Crawchie, Crawdad, Craybob, Lobbie, Western Blue Claw Yabby

How to Catch
Fast Facts
  • Are a member of the family Parastacidae (freshwater crayfish)
  • Can grow to 13cm in length
  • Distinguished by obvious hairs on the inside of the ‘elbow’
  • Come in a range of colours including red and blue
  • Native to NSW, SA and VIC and now found in every Australian state
  • Popular in aquaculture. Farmed in WA.
  • Frequents freshwater streams, dams and impoundments
  • Popular recreational target
  • Good eating