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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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Crawfish, also known as crawdads or crayfish, have similarities with tiny lobsters and are usually between 3 inches and 6 inches long.
There were potatoes boiling, corn simmering in another pot, and of course crawfish and shrimp cooking away.
Crawfish Frogs (Lithobates areolatus), formerly known as Hoosier Frogs (Hay 1892; Test 1893), are secretive, burrow-dwelling anurans inhabiting parts of the central and southcentral United States (Smith 1950; Parris & Redmer 2005).
On 24 June 2010, we collected one male red swamp crawfish measuring 49 mm (length of carapace) in the San Pedro River near the San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area in Cochise County.
“That's why each meal at Hot N Juicy Crawfish comes with a special touch of Southern hospitality!”
He read aloud the beginning of the Wikipedia entry for crawfish: "Crayfish, crawfish, or crawdads members of the superfamilies Astacoidea and Parastacoidea are freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters, to which they are related."
Rapidly dwindling numbers of the unsightly British Crawfish means the rare males, who live at Anglesey Sea Zoo, are destined to spend the rest of their lives as bachelors unless partners can be found for them.
KEY WORDS: crawfish, crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, burrows, oviposition, burrow excavation
I was in Fredericksburg, Texas, for the town's annual crawfish festival, and I had already learned the proper way to eat a crawfish, what the best gumbo tasted like, and the history of zydeco music.
Farmers who are re-stocking with 'seed' crawfish in preparation for next year's (2008) production cycle have been cautioned to carefully screen for white spot disease." Seed stocks in Louisiana are usually taken from the wild.
At the 2003 International ChildArt Festival on the National Mall in Washington, DC, art teacher Judy Johnson taught dozens of kids to make springy movable crawfish that can be hung from strings to create movable sculptures.
Whether you know them as mudbugs, ditch bugs, river lobsters, crawlybottoms, crawdads, or crawfish, anyone who has spent time in streams is familiar with crayfish.