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Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus) Photographs and Information

Also known as Tropical Blue Crayfish and Australian Freshwater Crayfish

Redclaw crayfish are a moderately large freshwater crayfish.  They have a smooth body which is greenish in colour.  Redclaw are distinguished from other Cherax species by having 4 carinae (or ridges) on the dorsal surface of the cephalothorax - 2 extending posteriorly from the rostrum and 2 on the postorbital region.

Redclaw live in rivers of northern Australia.  Redclaw inhabit permanent fresh water to a depth of 5 metres and are abundant in the headwaters sections of rivers.   They can live in a variety of habitats, from shallow, clear, fast flowing creeks to the deep, still and often turbid waters of billabongs.  Redclaw prefer sites with abundant aquatic vegetation that provides cover.  They leave the water regularly and can exist in stagnant or poor quality waters.

Redclaw spawn throughout the year, although there is less spawning activity in May and June.

Redclaw is also farmed, with spawning stimulated by water temperature rising above 20°C.  Females are capable of producing up to 3 broods in a spawning season.  A Large female can produce from 30 - 1000 eggs per brood.

Redclaw live for 4 to 5 years and reach 90mm carapace length and usually weighing around 300g, although they have been recorded at reaching 600gram.  Both males and females mature after the first year.

Cormorants, herons, eels and water rats are the major predators of Redclaw.


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Redclaw Crayfish Tail Meat

Redclaw Crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus)

Map showing where Redclaw Crayfish are found in Australia

Did you know?
Crayfish can crawl forward at a very slow and awkward pace but can swim backwards extremely fast to get away from predators. Their spines point  forwards to make them more streamlined for swimming and harder to grab by  predators.

Scientific Name Cherax quadricarinatus
Location Northern Australia
Season All year round.
Size 90mm carapace length and around 300g
Australian Species Code 00 704003
Taste, Texture -


Nutritional Information
For every 85g grams raw product
for Yabbies, Crawfish, Crayfish.

Kilojoules 70
Cholesterol 113 mg
Sodium 80 mg
Total fat (oil) 1.0 g
Saturated fat 1% of total fat
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
Protein 14 g
Dietary Fibre 0 g
Vitamin A 1%
Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 5%
Iron 4%

Information about Redclaw Crayfish:

Redclaw (Cherax quadricarinatus) is native to tropical Queensland and the Northern Territory, it is also found in Papua New Guinea. The males have distinctive red patches on the outside of their large front claws, while the females lack these patches and tend to have smaller claws. Unlike Yabbies, they do not burrow but do like to live inside some type of ‘tunnel’ such as a hollow log.

Redclaw crayfish, Cherax destructor, or the common native australian Yabby

Catching Redclaw Crayfish:

Redclaw (Cherax quadricarinatus) is native to tropical Queensland and the Northern Territory, it is also found in Papua New Guinea. The males have distinctive red patches on the outside of their large front claws, while the females lack these patches and tend to have smaller claws. Unlike Yabbies, they do not burrow but do like to live inside some type of ‘tunnel’ such as a hollow log. Common redclaw baits include fish frames, chicken frames, half-cooked potatoes, rockmelon, dog and cat biscuits, pilchards and cheese. Video showing how to catch Red Claw Crayfish.


Cooking Redclaw Crayfish:

Redclaw crayfish are vailable farmed year round. They are medium to high priced (live are dearer than cooked). Sold mostly whole live, and occasionally cooked and chilled or frozen. Look for brightly coloured, firm, intact, lustrous shells, without any discolouration, particularly at joints, and a pleasant fresh sea smell. You can steam, poach, deep-fry, pan-fry, stir-fry, bake, grill, barbecue Red Claw crayfish. Nutritional information for crayfish. Recipes - Marinated cray tail salad, redclaw salad with pawpaw or mango salsa, crawfish and eggplant casserole, salt & pepper yabbies.....

Commercial Fishing & Aquaculture for Redclaw Crayfish:

Redclaw Crayfish are a freshwater shellfish that occur naturally in a range of different habitats to depths of 5m in rivers and streams in northern Queensland and NT. The commercial supply are farmed in culture ponds along Queensland’s east coast. They are endemic to Australia. Redclaw have a host of biological characteristics that make them a suitable species for aquaculture. They grow quickly, breed naturally in ponds and have a simple life cycle.

Although indigenous to Australia, redclaw has been exported to many other countries where commercial production has now been established. Production technologies, while still evolving, are at a stage where ‘best management practice’ methods have been identified. These technologies are relatively straightforward and the skill levels required of practitioners are not onerous. Farming of Redclaw Crayfish: Environment, water, breeding, growing, growout and harvesting

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Western Australian Fisheries publications and information, Queensland Crayfish Farmers Association for information about redclaw aquaculture in Queensland, Redclaw crayfish aquaculture - Queensland Government Aquaculture Species Redclaw, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations - Cultured Aquatic Species Information Programme Cherax quadricarinatus

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