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Bass Yabby

Scientific Name: Trypaea australiensis

Description: The Bass Yabby is an important burrowing scavenger on the mudflats and the estuary side of the Bluff.

These landscape architects create complex burrows beneath the sand, creating their own shelter and providing cover for other species at low tide.

Birds with long bills like the Eastern Curlew are well suited for seeking these tasty prey items in the river flats.

Type: Crustaceans (Decapods)
Where to find: Mudflats and estuary
Size: 65mm