American crayfish

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Noun1.American crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North AmericaAmerican crayfish - common large crayfishes of eastern North America
crawdaddy, crawfish, crawdad, crayfish - small freshwater decapod crustacean that resembles a lobster
Cambarus, genus Cambarus - a genus of Astacidae
crawdad, crawfish, ecrevisse, crayfish - tiny lobster-like crustaceans usually boiled briefly
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Among their duties will be the control of predator species such as the American crayfish, seals and buzzards.
These are Britain's only native crayfish, and were already under threat from disease, climate change, habitat degradation and competition from the more aggressive American crayfish, which were introduced for food in the late 1970s.
It might have sounded like a good idea for the lobsters, but heaven knows what disease they could have spread amongst the UK stocks, as happened with the native river crayfish, when American crayfish were let loose.
I NEEDED to call into Environmental Services at Broadgate House after finding what was identified as an American Crayfish in my garage.
Not only are their numbers in decline because of American Crayfish invading their habitats, fishermen can also spread a dangerous fungus from the American species with their nets and waders.
That fact that self-styled headmaster of old school crime Tom Wilkinson's chosen method of torture is to have his victims bitten by crayfish - like a poor man's Blofeld - takes a little of the sting out of his villainy "A friend of mine had his river banks eaten away by American crayfish.
In our rivers the war against American crayfish is almost lost.
North American crayfish 5 to 7 inches (12 to 17 centimeters) long are considered large.
Light- and electron microscopic analysis of the statocyst of the American crayfish Orconectes limosus (Crustacea, Decapoda).

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