noun (plural same or crayfishes)(also freshwater crayfish)
- 1A nocturnal freshwater crustacean that resembles a small lobster and inhabits streams and rivers.
More example sentences
- Several genera in the infraorder Astacidea, class Malacostraca, including Astacus of Europe and Cambarus of North America
- Land crabs, river crayfish, opossum, agouti, and fish are caught where available.
- As we clambered through the breakdown above the stream we saw several crayfish, which had apparently been washed in by the storm earlier in the week.
- It escaped, of course, like all imports do, and is now wiping out the much smaller native crayfish in the rushing streams of the Yorkshire Dales.
- 1.1 (also marine crayfish) another term for spiny lobster.More example sentences
- Lobsters, crabs, prawns, bay bugs, freshwater and marine crayfish all belong to the phylum Arthropoda, the group which also contains insects.
- He pointed to recent archaeological investigations which indicated that Maori had overexploited resources such as seals, marine crayfish and birds of several varieties.
- The Palinuridae family includes the commercially exploited crustaceans of Australia that are known as rock lobsters, spiny crayfish and marine crayfish.
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