crawfish

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Synonyms for crawfish

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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A contribution toward a knowledge of the crawfishes of Texas (Decapoda, Astacidae).
A report on the crawfishes (Decapoda, Astacidae) of Oklahoma.
Distributional records for some Louisiana crawfishes (Decapoda: Cambaridae).
A working checklist of Louisiana crawfishes (Crustacea, Cambaridae).
As a result, high populations of large invertebrates (insects, mollusks, crawfishes, and other crustaceans) and small vertebrates (minnows, tadpoles, and frogs) can be found in crawfish impoundments compared to surrounding, unmanaged wetlands.