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Top 10 facts about Crawfish

28 October, 2015



Top 10 facts about Crawfish

Here’s a list of the 10 top facts about Crawfish that you may or may not already know…

Top 10 Facts about Crawfish

  1. Crawfish come in many colors. Most commonly in Red, but there are also yellow, green, white and blue crawfish. Amazingly, all crawfish no matter what color turn red when they are cooked.
  2. Crawfish are closely related to the lobster, hence the distinct similarities to the Maine Lobster which it draws the closest similarities.
  3. Crawfish come in the form of more then 500 different species throughout the entire world and of those over 350 are here within the United States but of those only two species are eaten by consumers.
  4. Crawfish have 8 pairs of legs, 4 pairs are used for swimming and 4 pairs are used for walking.
  5. Crawfish can be found on almost every continent in the world with the exception of Antarctica and Africa.
  6. Crawfish have incredibly good eyesight.
  7. It takes approximately 4 years before a crawfish reaches adult size and they can live for up to 30 years.
  8. The Crawfish swims backwards but walks forward.
  9. Most crawfish only grow to an average size of only 3-4 inches but a few species have been known to grow a little bigger then 15 inches and weigh more then 8 pounds.
  10. Crawfish can regenerate lost limbs.



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