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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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A crayfish placed in a new environment such as an arena in a classroom will look for shelter and structure.
Such behavior is characteristic of burrowing crayfish as evidenced by the workings of burrow walls of both modern (Burras et al.
Northumbrian rivers such as the Wansbeck are now vital as signal-free refuges for the native crayfish, and are classed as being internationally important strongholds.
The White Clawed Crayfish are Britain s only native freshwater crayfish.
The white-claw is Britain's only native crayfish and experts believe that without intervention the species may become extinct in Britain within 20-30 years.
Biodiversity officer Anne Lewis said: "I know it seems tempting, but please don't catch crayfish.
Often, biologists assume the rusty crayfish was introduced into Ontario by US fishermen who used it as bait.
But in fact, Hine's emeralds depend on crayfish burrows for their survival.
Here, house specialties are crayfish, lobster, and crab, likely caught that morning off coastal waters and served in creamy chowders or chilled.
Wildlife ecologist and TV presenter,Nick Baker, last week told the conference: "If we lose this species it would have huge implications on all of our lives because we depend on the rivers inhabited by the whiteclawed crayfish and their existence is an indicator of the health of our rivers.
Red swamp crayfish, a native of the south-eastern United States, have been spotted in the Regent's Canal in central London, raising fears that they could spread across the country along waterways.
Behavioral (feeding) responses of the crayfish, Procambarus clarkii, to natural dietary items and common components of formulated crustacean feeds.