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Cherax albidus
Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)
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Parastacidae
Genus:
Cherax
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C. albidus
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Cherax albidus, commonly known as the white yabby, is an Australian freshwater crustacean in the Parastacidae family, found primarily in Western Australian agricultural dams. It receives the name of the white yabby to distinguish it from Cherax destructor, the common yabby.

Similar to the C. destructor, the white yabby shares its common name of yabby with many other Australian Cherax species of crustaceans.

Description

C. albidus is known to grow over 13 cm (5 in) in length. Colour in C. albidus can vary according to a number of environmental and genetic factors; colours such as a beige or coffee colour, black, and even sapphire blue are common, with the latter being the rarest of the colours found.

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