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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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Distribution and conservation standing of West Virginia crayfishes.
Development of Tolerance Values for Kentucky Crayfishes.
Implications of hybridization between introduced and resident Orconectes crayfishes.
The crayfishes (Crustacea: Decapoda) of the Tallapoosa River drainage, Alabama.
The crayfishes of Kentucky, with notes on variation, distribution, and descriptions of new species and subspecies.
Report on the Crayfishes of Alabama: Literature Review and Museum Database Review, Species List with Abbreviated Annotations and Proposed Conservation Statuses.
Distribution, status, and life history observations of crayfishes in western North Carolina.
History, status, and conservation of Georgia crayfishes Southeastern Naturalist, 9(Special Issue 3):127-138.
A reassessment of the conservation status of crayfishes of the United States and Canada after 10+ years of increased awareness.
The crayfishes of Oklahoma revisited: new state records and checklist of species.