I think the Cherax papuae were in the PNG presentations. The small shrimp I
was thinking of was a Caridinia, I think, and I thought the species name was
I remember John Merrick giving a talk at Brisbane 5 years ago just after he
had written the "brown" book and he said the phrase ":someone should write a
book on ....." should be removed from the English language. Apparently he
had found the job of trying to assemble information on Australian FW inverts
to be a very daunting task indeed.
However I agree that the yabbies, shrimp and crabs are a fascinating little
group ( or maybe not such a little group).
BTW I think the Aqualog people did produce a special on this group but I
haven't seen a copy yet. Have you Harro?
Bruce Hansen, A.N.G.F.A., Advancing Australian Aquatics.
Bruce Hansen, ANGFA, caring for our aquatic ecosystems.
Please visit us at http://www.ozemail.com.au/~fisher/angfa.htm
----- Original Message -----
From: Andrew <andrew at pcug.org.au>
To: <rainbowfish at pcug.org.au>
Sent: Wednesday, 27 October 1999 20:03
Subject: Re: [RML] Quite week or my contection?
> At 06:33 27/10/99 +1000, Dr Bruce wrote:
> >Come to think of it Andrew, there were a few speakers who were extolling
> >gastronomic virtues of their subject material. I remember asking Glynn
> >Ayland if electrofishing improved the taste or texture of the flesh
> >he seemed to be so keen on telling us about the eating qualities.
> >BTW I liked the look of those little "zebra" shrimp he showed us.
> The Cherax papuae (or whatever the bumblebee yabbies were) were pretty
> too. I think that there is a lot of fondness, both gastronomic and
> otherwise, for the yabbies/shrimp and so on. I'd like to go looking for
> them all one day, I think it might make an interesting book.
> Cheers, Andrew
> andrew at pcug.org.au http://www.tip.net.au/~andrew
> "Who are you going to believe, me or your own eyes?"
> G. Marx