Painted cray grabs attention


Panulirus versicolor, also known as a painted crayfish.
Image: David Vize

 

Monday 8 September 2008
 
DAVID Vize, a scientist with BHP, saw this interesting looking crayfish on Masthead Reef near Heron Island and swam closer to take a picture of it.
 
"It had very long antennae, about a metre long, which it waved around," he said.
 
"And the spectacular black-and-white striping on the legs really stood out."
 
Subsequent enquiries confirmed it was a painted crayfish, otherwise known as Panulirus versicolor.