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Forrest has or used to have 21 threatened animals within its boundaries. One of them is me, the Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish.

We took care to attach appropriate images that are as close to representative of each species as our resources and the availability of images allowed. However, we could not ensure perfect accuracy in every case. Some images show species that share the same genus but not at the species or subspecies level.

Photo of Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish

Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish

Engaewa pseudoreducta

Status: Critically Endangered

The Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC Act) lists threatened species under six categories:
Extinct, Extinct in the wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Conservation dependent. Read more about these categories

Engaewa pseudoreducta is only found within Forrest

The Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish is a small crayfish up to 50 mm in length. The species has a pale to mid-brown coloured body, with purplish-blue claws. The abdomen is often narrower than the head and thorax. Other distinguishing features are the small eye, and large claws adapted for digging. The fingers of each claw move in a vertical plane.¹

Explore more about this species on the Atlas of Living Australia

Changed surface and groundwater regimesChanged surface and groundwater regimes

Habitat loss, fragmentation and degradationHabitat loss, fragmentation and degradation

Invasive species and diseasesInvasive species and diseases

Explore more about the threats facing species on our Resources page.

Forrest has or used to have 49 threatened plants found within its boundaries. Some of these might not be as photogenic as the Margaret River Burrowing Crayfish but they're just as important.

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