The colourful Painted Crayfish can be found around northern coastal waters. They are similar to other crayfish except for their vividly coloured shell. Unlike many other crayfish it is almost impossible to catch them in a trap or pot. The best method is to dive underwater with a hand spear and catch them when they hide under the coral overhangs and in crevices. They can also be caught at night, using a torch, in small rock pools around exposed reefs, at low tide. When handling a live crayfish, a tough leather or rubber glove should be worn. Once held in . . .