NANFA-- RE: Dwarf and small crawfishes

B.G. Granier (
Wed, 18 Jun 2003 16:07:36 -0500

I'm in amazement as to how many species of crawfishes are in our native
waters! At last count, there are 34 full species in Louisiana alone! Some are
speckled,some are striped, some large, some small...........

There is even one species that resembles the American Flag in red, white and blue on its claws and doesn't reach the
killer size of the Procambarus clarkii which is well know for it's culinary

Then there is the Dwarf Cajun Crawfish, Cambarus shufeldtii that barely
reaches one inch in total length, the females of which may already be carrying
a full clutch of eggs or immature baby crawfish in her swimmerlets!

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