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crayfish

a decapod crustacean (suborder Macrura) that possesses an elongate body of the CARIDOID FACIES type.

crayfish

Includes many genera and species, many of them farmed, e.g. Procambarus, Oronectes, Astacus, Pastifastacus spp. Called also freshwater crayfish.

freshwater crayfish
see crayfish (above).
crayfish plague
epizootic disease of European crayfish (Astacus astacus) caused by Aphanomyces astaci. Affects also Cherax spp. (American crayfish), Pacifastacus leniusculus.
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Freshwater crayfish farming technology in the 1990s: a European and global perspective.
Length-weight relationship, muscle production, and proximate composition of the freshwater crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes (Lereboullet).
A report prepared for the Global Species Conservation Assessment of lobsters and freshwater crayfish for the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
Yolk proteins during ovary and egg development of mature female freshwater crayfish (Cherax quadricarinatus).
As a result, MDA and GSH-Px levels in the hepatopancreas, gonad and muscle tissues of freshwater crayfish, Astacus leptodactylus, in culture condition changed both tissues and sex.
Some areas have freshwater crayfish and other pollution-intolerant fish again, which otters like to eat.
The forests are home to rare and threatened species such as the wedge-tailed eagle and the giant freshwater crayfish.
But he stopped laughing after he was bitten by a yabbie - a freshwater crayfish - and yelled: 'My a ** e and b *** s are getting bitten to death, man.
Founded in 1996, The Big Prawn Company operates from a BRC Higher Level-approved production facility and claims to be the largest importer of freshwater crayfish tails into the UK.
These are meant to protect the unique creatures of Tasmania's forests--the giant freshwater crayfish, wedge tailed eagles, the spotted tail quoll.