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Synonyms for crayfish

tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly

large edible marine crustacean having a spiny carapace but lacking the large pincers of true lobsters

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It is very likely that crayfish plague is responsible for the disappearance of the native crayfish - which can grow up to five inches - in the Huddersfield Narrow Canal.
Stephen Semple, Balfour Beatty Managing Director for North Central, said: The spread of crayfish plague has resulted in a rapid decline in white clawed crayfish numbers and we are delighted that, in partnership with the Environmental Agency, we have managed to preserve 3,500 crayfish whilst undertaking vital flood alleviation measures on the River Wansbeck.
Protection against the crayfish plague, Aphanomyces astaci, in the main white-clawed crayfish populations;
AMERICAN SIGNAL CRAYFISH carry a disease, crayfish plague, which is fatal to the British species.
This message ties together the three themes: i) crayfish plague is the biggest threat for noble crayfish; ii) noble crayfish requires conservation actions and iii) alien species pose a threat to native ones.
Summary:Crayfish plague research has revealed that crayfish plague does not always kill noble crayfish rapidly.
It is now being checked to see if it was carrying the crayfish plague.
The protected species is highly susceptible to pollutants and has suffered a serious population decline due to competition from introduced American crayfish species, crayfish plague and the destruction of suitable habitat.
It's big and aggressive and eats smaller crayfish and has brought crayfish plague, which kills the native species.