Is crawfish a fish?
Crayfish aren’t fish—they’re shellfish. Other types of crustaceans include crabs, lobsters, and shrimp. There are several different species of both freshwater and saltwater crayfish. Freshwater ones are also referred to by the names crawfish, crawdad, and crawdaddy.
What is the crawfish?
Crawfish are small crustaceans that live in fresh water and are similar in flavor to shrimp and lobster. Approximately 95% of the crawfish consumed in the United States are harvested from Louisiana, but they’re popular all over the world from Sweden to Spain to Nigeria.
Do Crawdads bite?
They don’t bite you and won’t attack you while you’re swimming or wading, but will pinch if threatened. The average size is about 5 inches in length, which is unheard of in normal size crayfish. They are found in groups or colonies where the females will hide their eggs underneath their tails until the eggs hatch.