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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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Now they have found first-generation wild crayfish in the area - proof that a new population has been established.
Another similarity between the crayfish and cancerous tumors is they both go through a phenomenon called clonal evolution.
The clonal freshwater crayfish is regarded as an invasive species that threatens endemic wild species, but its success may help scientists better understand how cancer spreads.
And Tongan church leader, 66-year-old Methodist minister, Sunia Haunga, was fined $4,500 after admitting 2 charges one being in possession of excess crayfish (the daily bag limit is 6) and the other, for breaching the Fisheries Act by intending to gain some benefit from possessing the crayfish.
The noble crayfish Astacus astacus is native to nearly all freshwater systems in Europe (Ingle 1997, Westman 2002) and was previously a common human food source (Cukerzis 1988, Skurdal & Taugbol 2001, Holdich 2002).
Crayfish are very common in the Suir and are important in maintaining its ecology.
David Grey, the owner of Tockets Bridge Farm, says the pondlife in the waterways in East Cleveland have crayfish in them as big as his fist eating all the pond life.
We did not modify our sampling protocols to target crayfish specifically, and site selection was based on the sampling and recovery needs of RGSM efforts.
In recent years, there has been a gradual increase in the production of crayfish in Turkey.
Following the Crayfish invasion of Lake Kariba, are there concerns that they would decimate all fish nests during spawning?
The American signal crayfish was first introduced to Britain in 1976 to be bred in captivity for the restaurant trade, but escapees established themselves and it is now widespread across the country.