Kōrero: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Red crayfish

Red crayfish

Once common all around New Zealand, red crayfish or kōura (Jasus edwardsii) have been heavily harvested since the 1950s, and their populations have been depleted in many places. Red crayfish hide in crevices and caves around reefs during the day and venture out at night to feed on shellfish, crabs, sea stars and kina (sea urchins)

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Department of Conservation
Reference: 10048342
Photograph by Paddy Ryan

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crayfish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8232/red-crayfish (accessed 11 June 2023)

He kōrero nā Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006