The sexual organs of a yabby are called gonopores.

Males can be identified by a pair of nodules oat the base of their fifth pair of legs.


Females can be identified by two oval shapes on the base of the third set of legs.


It is not uncommon for yabbies to have

both sets of sexual organs.


This does not mean they can reproduce themselves but it is accepted that these yabbies are considered to be female for reproductive purposes.

Male or Female?

The most asked question we get is how do you tell a male from a female.​