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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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In the past year, LA Crawfish has signed 12 new franchise agreements with more on the way.
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).
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The ones that do include fanciful names such as Cajun dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus shufeldtii), phantom cave crayfish (Procambarus pecki), bottlebrush crayfish (Barbicambarus cornutus), devil crawfish (Cambarus diogenes), ditch fencing crayfish (Faxonella clypeata), Piedmont blue burrower (Cambarus harti), and even the rusty grave digger (Cambarus miltus).
Bob Odom, Louisiana's agriculture commissioner, who initiated the investigation, said one of the crawfish samples contained 20 times the allowable limit of chloramphenicol, according to an article from The Associated Press.
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