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  • Koura (Northern)

    • With a typical crayfish shape the Koura (Northern) is a sandy to dark brown colour, sometimes patterned especially on the tail.  Some have orange or blue markings.   

    • Scientific Name: Paranephrops planifrons
    • Habitat: Found in the North Island and the north of the South Island
    • Tank Age/Maturity: Minimum recommended tank size footprint of 60cm x 30cm per fish..
    • Threatened Species: 5. Gradual decline
    • Special Requirements: P. zealandicus have high survivability (>80%) rates below 16 °C (61 °F) but temperatures above this correlate with lower rates of survivability. Higher death rates are thought to be associated with increased activity of koura at higher temperatures.
    • Marine Stage: No
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